New York wants LeBron James: lastest city to campaign for the superstar

After third parties in various cities, including Cleveland and Philadelphia made billboards looking to gain favor with LeBron James, New York Knicks supporters have joined in on the act.

Kahron Spearman

A billboard was spotted on a building near Madison Square Garden, urging Cleveland Cavalier superstar LeBron James to establish as the "King of New York," a sobriquet he gave himself after dominating the Knicks in a November matchup.


First, it should be heeded that James is going nowhere near the New York Knicks unless it's as a visiting player. Nonetheless, the superstars is flattered just as he was with the various other billboard displays in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

Though Jame's probably given no thought to the Knicks regarding his possible free agency destinations, he's changed his mind on one thing Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina. He'd previously openly thought New York should've drafted Dennis Smith Jr.


"I think he knows how to play the game. Thats the best thing," James said of Ntilikina. "First of all, a very cerebral guy. Defensively, I think hes more advanced than offensively. But I think offensively; hes getting better and better as he gets more opportunities to play in games. ...Defensively hes been good since he stepped on the basketball floor, so thats good for him."

I think it's very humbling that cities and organizations want me to play for them especially at this juncture of my career.