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Sunday, March 22, 2009

LBJ to Big Apple

Why can't LeBron James play a game in New Jersey or New York and not have speculation run rampant?

Personally, I'm tired of it. He's asked questions and he answers questions, and then headlines ensue. Of course, I think he encourages the rumors and has some fun with it.

Before the Nets-Cavs game on Sunday at the Izod Center, James was asked about someday playing with Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

"I don't know, it doesn't matter," James said, "Whatever happens, we'll go against each other, and maybe we'll go against each other in practice. I don't know, that'd be fun, wouldn't it?"

James and Wade were teammates on Team USA last summer. Sure, they can be free agents in the summer of 2010, but there's only a miniscule chance they'd play on the same team.

They both want to be the star of the team. There's little chance of them being teammates despite how exciting it would be for the fans.

Of course, that didn't prevent James from bringing up the subject of them being teammates.

Very few teams could afford to sign two players with maximum contracts in 2010. The Cavs are actually one team that could if they clear the necessary contracts. The Knicks could be one also.

Both players will likely re-sign with their teams. Don't be surprised if James signs a contract extension this summer or next.


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