ESPN New York made its debut this week. What better way to attract attention than a debate among its hoops writers on where LeBron James will play in the next few years: in New York or Newark/Brooklyn?
Most of the ESPNers think it's more likely that LeBron will stay in Cleveland. Only Chris Sheridan thinks the Cav All-Everything is unlikely to stay, and that's only if they don't win this season. If that happens, he puts the odds of James staying at no worse than 4 in 10. When asked what the New York area teams' chances are, there's unanimity: LeBron would choose the Knicks. Chad Ford offers the Nets the best odds: 10% while John Hollinger thinks the Nets chances are one-thousandth of a per cent. (That's pretty small.) Hollinger's rationale: "Nets? Can't see it, even with John Wall. LeBron's prime is now, not in 2016".
There's lots more, but the bottom line: No one knows. Shocking.
- LeBron In Play For Knicks/Nets? - ESPN New York
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