LeBron James made a mistake by not going to the Knicks
LeBron James could have signed where ever he wanted last summer after deciding to part ways with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Of course one of the teams he could have gone to was the New York Knicks.
James had been linked to the Knicks in the past but they never got their act together so playing in New York was never attractive to him.
Now James is with the Los Angeles Lakers where he’s about to miss the playoffs for the first time since the 2004-05 season with the Cavs.
It’s obvious that James signed with the Lakers for reasons other than just basketball. He’s been keeping himself busy with plenty of off the court film projects.
While things are good off the court, unfortunately for James and the Lakers, they’ve had a really bad season and it’s become clear that he should have signed with the Knicks. Here are my reasons:
Laker fans don’t appreciate LeBron
As soon as Los Angeles signed LeBron and murals of him started going up around the city and fans defaced them as fast as they were erected. The fans didn’t embrace him from the beginning and until he brings a title to LA, they won’t like him.
At this point, it would be a surprise if James is able to win another NBA championship after a season in which it has become obvious that he is declining in his old age.
LeBron loves Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale. Instead of heading to New York to play for him, James signed with the Lakers and was given Luke Walton, who continues to underachieve with a roster full of young talented players.
LeBron could have made TV shows in NY
I have a brother that works in the film industry in New York City and trust me, LeBron could be doing the same things he’s doing in LA, in NYC.
He’s freakin LeBron James. He can go anywhere he start a television show.
I just wonder if James regrets the decision he made. Only time will tell.
Paul has been a professional writer since 2010 and covered the NFL for several years as a credentialed media member. Some of his work has been linked to companies like FOX Sports, MSN, ESPN, Rolling Stone, Forbes and Deadspin. He’s also appeared on sports talk radio shows from around the United States.