For many years, I have had a one-third interest in two Knicks season tickets. So I believe I can speak on behalf of thousands of Knicks season ticket holders when I say that we are upset that LeBron has chosen to play for Miami instead of New York. I understand LeBron made the decision because he felt that playing with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Florida would allow him to win an NBA championship, and he is probably right. However, this Knicks fan feels that Madison Square Garden is the center of the basketball universe and that New York offers much more by way of publicity, exposure, and other financial benefits for a basketball player. Yes, he would have been forced to play with the rest of the Knicks squad, but he still could have won a championship in New York!
My daughter attended Syracuse University. I watched Carmelo Anthony play at Syracuse. It is my understanding that Carmelo wants to return to New York. Hopefully, when he becomes a free agent next year, New York will be in a position to bring him back to his roots in the Big Apple. This will give the Knicks a greatly improved team and could lead to a potential championship. It will also make watching the Knicks from my season box less depressing if they could win games on a regular basis.