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New York celebrities form team to woo LeBron James

Jun 15, 2010, 10:34 AM EST

What do the New York Knicks have to offer LeBron James?

A roster of quality players ready to compete for a title once he signs? No. More money than any other team can offer? Nope, that’s Cleveland. The chance to occasionally escape the glare of the spotlight in the comforts of your hometown? No, kind of the opposite.

Celebrities? That New York has.

So the Knicks have formed a committee of celebrities to help woo LeBron James and other potential free agents interested in the Knicks, according to the New York Post (which got confirmation from the Knicks).

The committee includes Donald Trump, Chris Rock, John McEnroe, Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Simms and Knicks legend Willis Reed, among many others. Like Charlie Rose.

The Knicks deserve some credit. On the court the yare not winning, but Donnie Walsh has spent the last two years cleaning up the worst roster in the NBA — in terms of money paid per win — and getting it in a position to go after free agents and rebuild. Meanwhile they have put on a full court press off the court to highlight all their advantages.

They’ve done the best they could. It may not be enough, but it’s a good effort.

  1. Robert - Jun 30, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Screw Whoopi and all the jerks in New York. You have the Yankees, and all those championships. We haven’t got anything in Cleveland, haven’t had anything in over 45 years. Why dont you just have the federal gov’t just nuke the city of Cleveland. Then you dont need to worry about us anymore. Go to HELL New York.

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