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New York tabloids welcome LeBron with all the love you’d expect

Dec 17, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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Maybe the only thing worse than a woman scorned is a New York tabloid headline writer scorned.

And make no mistake, New York feels scorned by LeBron. They thought he could choose nowhere else because, hey — they’re New York. It’s inconceivable you would choose warm weather and other superstars over New York.

Tonight LeBron and the Heat make their first appearance of the season at Madison Square Garden. It’s the first chance for the Knicks faithful to express their feelings to LeBron about his decisions this summer. The tabloids got the ball rolling.

There is the New York Post calling LeBron “LeChicken” in its headline.

To the right you can see the Daily News’ subtle approach on the front. Another headline on the back page calls him a “Beach Bum.”

There was a lot more venom and pure hatred in Cleveland when LeBron returned there. But tonight the crowd may be far cleverer in ripping him apart.

Of course, if the Heat blow out the Knicks like they did the Cavs, even the Madison Square Garden crowd will get plenty quiet.

  1. hnirobert3 - Dec 17, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    And NY’ers wonder why they miss out on so many premiere athletes… Obviously there’s nothing more important going on in the world than to slam an athlete on your front page.

    • nokoolaidcowboy - Dec 17, 2010 at 2:16 PM

      Nothing wrong with giving New Yorkers something else to look forward to. But I guess you have a problem with that.
      Just turn the page.

  2. hnirobert3 - Dec 17, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Here’s a headline for tomorrow, after the Heat destroy the Knicks tonight.

    “Oy-Mar’e!”

    • nokoolaidcowboy - Dec 17, 2010 at 2:19 PM

      Fanboy, unless you have crystal ball, why would you assume destruction? That statement you made gives you zero credibility. Any intelligent person would assume that it’ll be close and competitive.

  3. nokoolaidcowboy - Dec 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    As long as the Knicks stay true to what they’ve been doing as of late, this should be slam dunk!

    Now my big worry is that after we saw how disrespectful the Celtics acted after the final buzzer, the Knicks may come out too aggressive and brawl. Wouldn’t put it past Miami to put thugs on the floor after seeing the Knicks do not lye down for anyone to get a rise out of the fellas.

    GO KNICKS!!!

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