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If Granger were LeBron, he'd go to New York

Mar 15, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT

Danny Granger took a pile of money to stay right were he is, on a bad Pacers team, where he could be the man. Granger doesn’t like losing, but he made his very comfortable, money-lined bed so he sleeps in it.

His advice to LeBron James — do as I say not as I do. You need to be on the move — get out of those winning ways with the Cavaliers and go make money and lose as a Knick. From Hoopshype:

Speaking of LeBron, do you think he’ll stay in Cleveland or bolt to New York?

DG: If I was LeBron, I’d go to New York.

Why the Big Apple?

DG: New York is the media mecca as far as endorsements and being able to expand your personnel net worth. The exposure you can get there isn’t only nationally but globally. New York does all that for you.

What will expand LeBron’s net worth more than anything is to remain the best player on one of the top handful of teams in the league. To remain relevant on the basketball court. To win titles so he can be mentioned with the all-time greats like MJ and Magic and Russell.

That’s not happening in New York, not anytime soon. Sorry Spike Lee, but its’ the truth. LeBron makes NY much better (as would the second big name the could bring in) but the role-players would need to be brought in and rebuilt around him. It all takes a few years. LeBron may be young but he wants to start winning now.

If he’s not already winning it all this year.

  1. Craig W. - Mar 15, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Kurt,
    I beg to differ with you. Lebron isn’t that young, NBAwise. His mileage and his game say he will probably start to decline before Kobe starts. He has maybe four more years at this level. Make the most of them because they won’t be coming back.
    I think this is the best argument for his remaining in Cleveland. He needs to be on a contending team for the next 3yrs or so to maximize his chances for multiple rings – ultimately the final measure for him.

  2. coach g - Mar 15, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    New York Knicks – where good, but aging, very high players go to turn into jokes. LeBron is a SMART person. He won’t be signing up for any of that!!!!!!!

  3. MattC - Mar 15, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    LOL! 4 more years for LeBron at this level? sigh…

  4. Foul Dwimmerlaik - Mar 16, 2010 at 2:17 AM

    New York needs LeBron more than LeBron needs New York.
    LeBron will always get his moolah. The question is, will he be able to get a bling? If he can’t get it in Cleveland, much more so in New York… unless NY is willing to cough up more $$$ ala Yankees and assemble their version of the Super Friends in Gotham City.

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