What's popping this? Your boy And I'm here with my man savvy looking.
Have a discussion about LeBron James and the comments he made about Madison Square Garden this weekend.
And, of course, it fuels the fire.
Bron James one day playing at Madison Square Garden.
This is what he said, savvy and read this off to you that I want to know what you think.
He was watching the last dance.
And of course, you know, Michael Jordan always had a love affair with Madison Square Garden, and Michael Jordan talks about how he loves playing at Madison Square Garden.
LeBron James sends out a tweet, he says.
Man ain't nothing like Madison Square Garden in the Staples Center.
They get a little bit jealous and they was spot with it.
Sweets with a little boy looking sad, a mim of a little boy looking said, and an emoji with a teardrop.
So they LeBron James Response toe the Staple center, he says, Oh, don't worry.
I freaking love and miss the staple center so much.
And he has a bunch of emojis, you know, a prayer or heart, no muscle crown.
But Sammy, I said LeBron James at its finest, writes what he always does.
He always seems to every year find some way to tease the next fame's right.
Well, some with that man.
What's up with it? And you know, it's funny, the boy really teasing himself.
Honestly, we are.
No is never gonna complacent.
It's snap every time he does this and he puts that possibility out there.
We're all going to remember now.
I hate the guy for the challenge, all right, because I was over here watching the last dance and and I'm revisiting my assessments of LeBron James.
You know, I usedto have the perspective.
All the guy is now a soft compared to the old Lee, you know, because I have heard that and I accepted.
That is true, based on what I saw in her hurt.
But now that I've been watching watching this this last dance do***entary, I'm thinking more like, you know, work.
Both of these guys could jump into each other's errors and do well right? Right now, the funny thing about the do***entary is that people have been saying is going to have a certain impact on its stance.
But But you didn't think it was gonna be this one.
Right? Right, Right.
Anything is going to LeBron James had his chance to play in Madison Square Garden.
Obviously, in 2010 there was excitement everywhere that he was coming to the Garden.
And there's always the speculation that he didn't come to the Garden because he couldn't stand the pressure.
He didn't want the pressure.
I think maybe that was part of it.
But they also the masses.
The Knicks didn't have the infrastructure and police.
I just didn't have the infrastructure of please.
I honestly don't believe.
I think I was extra question a couple days ago, whenever it was, everything seems to run together now.
If LeBron James had come to the Garden in 2010 would he have won a championship? And I answered, No, that I didn't think he would, because I just don't feel that the garden At that time I had the right people, a place to put the players around LeBron James to make it a successful team.
Would they have won games? Yes, but they have maybe gone to the Eastern Conference finals.
Yes, I'm not sure they would have won the championship I think that Listen, I think that's passed.
You know, it's gone.
You know, LeBron James had his chance to play in the garden.
How old is LeBron now? It's gotta be was 33 least 33 34 years old.
He's got a four year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
This is your one of that car? No.
Two more years left.
38 when he's done.
Unless he's been, unless he gets traded, I see him ending his career, most likely in Los Angeles.
Um, that's what? Yeah, you know, that's what I know.
I see that same thing.
Um, turns out he's 35 already.
Yeah, so he's a little older than I thought he was.
Um, And if you come back then I don't think we will probably want you because we still have Steve Mills non basketball mind in occupation that at that time, that was the year before he took the year off, you know? And then and then came back or I might be am I am.
I actually be one year later on that.
But even in that scenario, it was either Mills or a new president at the time.
And then we didn't have any of the tertiary pieces around on the team that we would have needed in order to flesh out a championship t right.
And so that along with just the way that they were making decisions back then and the style of ball that they were trying to play, I don't think that would have been the right cir***stances at that particular time.
Now, if you ask me if you will, the came and playing 13.
If we could have if we could have won the chip, I think absolutely.
He was a free 2013.
I was going to say because after 2010 you know, I forgot about LeBron James and no one when he was a free agent.
Everything and just tried to focus on the Knicks.
But oh, you saying if you would have came in 2013 who would you have? Melo.
Omari, We had Melo, Omari, Jason Kidd and Chandler.
Right? You know, and I'm and I'm like, Listen, a guy like Jason Kidd knows what it's doing.
You know, Carmelo played Carmelo playing well, Well, that season in that playoff push, right? But we had we had we had looked like, lots of performances from J. R. Smith.
And then I think I believe that was here.
That started my also hurt his hand.
It took himself out to get right.
And so I feel like if we would have had a guy like the bronzes at that time mobilizing that unit, that whole next tape year would have turned out totally different.
Okay? I mean, you know I can't disagree with you there.
I definitely can't disagree with you.
If you're talking about Melo, I may be the Okay.
So I guess if you look back at it 2010 minutes if LeBron James would have come in 2010 Amar e still would have came right? Right.
You still would have had Amar e Stoudemire have been LeBron in the Mari wouldn't have Melo.
You're saying we wouldn't have you think You don't think so? Carmelo came in 2011 right? Carmelo came in 2011 on 11 at the trade deadline in 2011.
They traded that young group of guys? Yeah, I decent group of guys to write.
So, you know, like Garrett various.
So we're still playing a very contributed role on a good team.
So if Amara was signed, well, I guess not.
Because, well, I don't know.
I'm trying to think about you know, what happened after tomorrow Signs O Mara was signed, and then they traded for Carmelo, right? They traded a bunch of young guys for Carmelo right there.
And then the following year, the amnesty Chauncey Billups.
And they signed Tyson Chandler? Yes. Right.
So I'm just trying to think it may not have happened all at once, but maybe if the broad amaria LeBron was there, um right.
And then you Well, you wouldn't.
You wouldn't You wouldn't have gotten you wouldn't have gotten Chauncey Billups.
So I don't know if there would have been a way to work it so that you got Carmelo Anthony as well, because you would have gotten Chauncey Billups.
Chauncey Billups came in the Carmelo Anthony tree and J R. Did.
Smith was playing in China wasn't young devil with him.
But remember, there was a lockout.
So he was playing China over that, you know, in his contract expired.
He was playing in China, and then he came back and he signed with Knicks.
That's that's I forgot.
That happens. Yeah.
Yes, I got about about his China state.
So I don't know if I'm thinking, I feel like there would have been some kind of way that there would have been able to work out to get Carmelo to the Knicks Now, if they would have signed LeBron James, you know, some way somehow maybe it would have happened because they had enough money to sign two players.
Not really three, but I'm sure they would have traded the farm if they could have with multiple triumph picks if they had to.
If you're gonna have Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James in the Mari started Meyer with that three.
If and of course, this is all Obviously it didn't happen, Right? So we're just talking right now with the Knicks.
Won a championship with those three guys right there.
Melo, LeBron Mari Melo, LeBron I'm Mara.
Omari probably would have still gotten her.
Now you got Carmelo and you got genius Carmelo LeBron.
You would have Melo playing before you have brought on three Tyson Chandler on the fire.
Jason Kidd on the one I think you produced with.
Still with that.
Still with that roster? Actually, I think I think stop admire.
I me I Listen, if you ask me if its my right, so they make and I'm picking one guy out.
I'm leaving. Started my on TV.
I'm taking Milo on my guys. I'm going.
Oh, yeah, of course.
You know what I mean? But also, I believe if we have a legal **** quality, like LeBron all it seems, started my doesn't touch a fire and steam with sure and take us about the playoffs.
I mean, you know what? Everything would have been different because he punched that fire extinguisher playing Miami, right? They lost Miami in Miami.
You would have had LeBron James, Dwyane Wade.
It would have been a totally different team.
He you know, he probably wouldn't have pushed the fire extinguisher.
And, you know, what's funny about that year was that we were a good matchup for Miami that year.
I was waiting on that.
Right? Way were a great matchup from Miami that year.
Were great natural, you know, we had.
So we had a little bit of moxie with Melo on the Mari out there.
Uh, you know, our players had attitude.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
We have several players.
Next tape was really man.
Oh, no doubt about it.
No doubt about it.
You, But you don't feel Listen.
I always wonder.
Michael Jordan was LeBron James.
Favorite player. Michael Jordan.
One of his favorite place.
I'm gonna go city Only one of his favorite players.
You know how much you know this whole thing with Madison Square Garden? Is LeBron just doing it so that he came be like Mike right? Or you on me? I think it's real.
For every play, I think I think all of that speculation about how sad and expands we're going to be, I think it clearly skipped over the psyche of the n b.
A community as a whole.
When the Knicks are good and and contending, people are seeing the Knicks and playoff runs and in the finals, and they're starting to remember what it's like when the Knicks were good and Madison Square Garden is still being filled up in the postseason.
Okay, players are looking at players back then, doing it on that on the hardwood.
Okay, by that next logo in the orange and blue.
And they're like day, you know what I mean? If only I could have that right.
But here's the thing, right? And this is the beautiful coincidence of this all.
Is that the way people talk about us now, with a few exceptions due to our history and expectations, that is the way, at least performance wise, that they were talking about the Bulls back then, at least, as it seems to me, presented by Dark, they were.
They were like a joke franchise and doing horrible and considered loser franchise much like we are proceeding today. Nine.
And so when you look at the acquisition of Michael Jordan and be immediate impacts and the attitude that he had when he came into the league, I would I would dare anybody so find any player getting drafted to the Knicks with that kind of a head of steam with that kind of Ah, with that kind of attitude.
By the time I leave here, I hope to win The championship is something that every single free agent signing has said that we've got in in the past 10 15 years, right? But no one takes him seriously because they've all said it.
And because when they say they know they're supposed to say it and not because they're putting the pressure on themselves to do it.
They know that if they ultimately don't deliver, no one's gonna blame them. Don't blame the franchise.
And so even if you had that level of toughness of heart and some of his players, it wouldn't even be called for anyone.
You know, I think players are seeing primetime Knicks, and they're starting to be like, man, if that place was good right now, huh? I would think about it. Okay.
Well, you know me never said that.
He never did it, and I don't blame him.
You say I can't get mad.
There's a lot of Knicks fans that get mad at LeBron for not coming in.
I don't get mad at him, but I I You know any dream or I don't even know that I ever really had a big dream that he was coming.
But I've left it all in the past.
It's done, you know, I've been done with it.
But I do want to ask you this, though.
At the age of Mr You said, LeBron is 35.
He's got two more years on his contract.
Will be 37 when he retired.
Well, not when he retires.
When he when his contract was finished with the Lakers, would you take him with all the Knicks at 37? Two years from now? Would you take him? Let's see. You are way.
So let's look at it.
Let's say right now we have We have argued better.
We have Kevin Knox.
We got frightening Latina.
We got a draft pick coming in.
Okay, we've got some young guys.
We still got Julius Randle on a team We still have.
I'm speaking right now, going into next season.
Ah, I don't know who else you know.
I mean, I guess that's probably the only other guy you know.
Okay, so let's say you pick up a draft pick next year, we get a little bit better.
We were on pace.
Maybe the win, 23 2024 25 games this season and say next year we win 33 34 games, right? And in the following season, you know, we went 41 games.
Way were 41 games.
We look like we're a team that's on the rise.
What would you do? Would you bring a minute? I'm not gonna I'm not gonna ask this.
It's pledging an answer is just more of a joke.
But did the Chris Paul trade happen? The Chris Paul trade happened? That's a good question, because the Chris Paul trade happened that say it does not happen.
They say it does not happen.
Yes, I take him.
I take him at age 37 as a free agent or a 41 win team.
If we can get into the playoffs, right with a young team on the rising young, energetic, healthy team on the rise, I would take him, show them how to get to the second C 12.
How that ghetto to the second round.
So So now they get to the conference finals.
No, I'm saying even if you don't take us to if you can't push this team tour finals berth, okay? If you get them in the second round, maybe even the third around.
I think even if you retire that very next year, you have given them a valuable lifelong experience that they take it to the Nazis.
Um, would you expect? I feel like any time you signed LeBron James, the expectation is that he's fighting to win the championship, right? You know, that's the expectation.
You don't win now.
He's not looking for a second around.
He's not looking for Eastern Conference finals.
He's going to try to make that trip to the finals.
How do you build around it? Because, I mean, you know, you would have some money.
You would probably have some money.
How do you build around? Study seven years old? You know, he would.
I mean I mean, I'm assuming he's come off the back, right? Like he's not starting, right? I don't know.
I don't know If LeBron James I don't know.
You know, it depends.
What? What does he like at that point in his career? If he comes to me and tells me he wants to start, I'm gonna look at him and be like you want to start, And if he says, yeah, I want to start.
But I thought you film me and I'll let you start and we can build around.
Found you as the point forward, Okay? Because even at 37 you know, the thing is that 37 you know, you got ah, two year window to win with LeBron at 37 to me, two year window tops eso Even at 37 years old, he's going to be with the Knicks team that we have right now will be the best player on the team with the best player on the team.
No doubt it will be the best part of team immediately.
Um, you know, So it be it be it some when I was still wants.
I have a strong point guard in place because we're gonna have to load managing his minutes a lot.
Here would matter.
What would defence would fans now just you and I, but feigns Would they accept him? They say Yeah, come on.
We want LeBron And how much do you pay? About what? Defense? You know.
Would they be cool with it? Course, that will.
How much How much pain is? I mean, is a veteran's minimum even on the table leg? I No way.
The veteran not I don't think so.
I don't think there's any way that the veterans minimum is on the table for Did Did he win a chip in L.
A before he came over here? Right.
That's another question.
Does you know, did he win a trip? Now, look, if you look at what's going on this year, there's a chance we don't have a season.
Maybe don't have the playoffs.
You know that takes what that takes a year off of.
If he doesn't want to check this year, you know, he's got to try to do it into two years.
That yeah, two days remaining years on his contract.
I don't know, man.
A this news ending might be a little his whole career, man.
Like like what he does in these last two Mm.
If he gets it done.
Yeah, yeah, Some.
I could tell you what I can over the hero.
I can hear him at the Garden retiring as a Nick, saying it didn't work out.
But this is why I wanted to be my entire career.
I can hear it right now.
I know that's exactly what he would say.
I know that's exactly what he would say and it said, Yeah, that's it, I will write.
I would look at everything I just said He said, I can hear.
I can hear it now I didn't want to And you know, there's nothing better than any my career as a Nick.
I could I could hear.
But you know why? And coming up with the one right? Exactly.
Why don't they won their exact Because going back to the point I made earlier about when Boiling first got back to the team, The last player that had that sort of Ah, that's what about gravitas that could have made ah, bold declaration in the beginning.
Like that was LeBron James.
He was the last guy that you would want to hear it and take him seriously.
I can't think of a guy since that has been in that same way, right? Because people knew from the beginning this Al It's something special, right? So if he had just if he had just made the hard decision, just come.
Just just get come on.
Board the ship lead be first, Okay? And just on the strength of that, I guarantee you we can get some good free age.
But like you said, you know, it takes it takes an organization like Jerry Kraus said, Hey, you're gonna think that's it.
Their organization may.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, look, this is all speculation based off of LeBron James mentioning Madison Square Garden learn.
And with the Madison Square Garden fans, the New York Knick fans, as usual, saw speculation is a good conversation.
Starter Bron James is in L. A.
I think he's gonna retire as a Laker.
I don't think he's ever going to see him suit up in the orange and blue.
No, what I'm saying eso we just talking here? So speculates you.
May I ask what? On that question? So yeah.
All right, So So let's say he wins in both of his remaining seasons in L. A. Right.
That's what he gets to mortgage as far chips now, right? 37 years old.
The science of the next way.
Let's say he gets two more chips more.
Let's say he gets two more chips right on the road to guy to more chips with the next.
You saying you say so you get more chips as a Nick.
Now he's got seven.
Okay, four in a row in the last last four years.
How are we talking about now? All time May is pretty close to being.
I mean, if you if you quantify being the best buy championships And of course, you add some other things in there, like dragging the next to the Tour champions about, I mean you he be pretty close to being the best.
Obviously, you're still gonna have the conversation.
Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain.
But you know, somebody would have a statue in two states.
Cleveland and New York.
It would definitely have a statue in New York or or something.
I don't know if they do that stuff in and manage two square guard, you know James Dolan is, but his picture would obviously be on the wall when you walk down the hallway to some of those sweets, they put him up there.
It didn't mean Yeah, that's madness.
James Gordon now, right? Yeah.
Yeah. I mean, right.
Well, anyway, ladies and gentleman saw speculation brought James with the Lakers.
I feel like he's staying.
Is going to finish his career with the Los Angeles Lakers with a win.
Chips will see. I don't know.
You know, the Knicks, you know, they trying to build, and hopefully we can build a superstar.
That's going to be the LeBron James of the New York Knicks.
Hopefully, we'll see.
I don't know, but good conversation.
I'm out of here. Thank you for joining me.
I always have my brother.
No doubt about it, man.
We see you guys next piece.