LeBron James is a marketing master, and he knows how to drum up feelings of confusion, aversion, and aggravation unlike any other superstar. So, it comes as no surprise that he used his final matchup with Dwyane Wade's Miami Heat to inflict a little more pain on the New York Knicks and their devoted fans. Check out this exchange after the final game against the Lakers of Wade's distinguished career, where Bron admits he kind of, sort of, almost chose the Knicks before bolting to Hollywood.
Come on, now.
And for those of you who believed this to be some sort of random one-off (or even a reference to the TD Garden in Boston, where a much better team plays), Brian Windhorst threw more cold water on NYC.
He was PROBABLY always going to go to LA. But after the way Phil treated Melo, it was sealed.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) December 11, 2018
Oh, so he didn't rule out the Knicks as a destination until after a guy who's no longer with the organization rightfully traded someone who was killing the team from the inside out? You don't say.
Not shockingly, Knicks fans are actually taking this great.
as a Knicks fan there is no other way to describe this feeling re: LeBron's comments than the one u always loved coming up to u at the hometown bar, now married with kids and living their best life, telling u "you should have asked me out back in the day i would have said yes"— . (@WorldWideWob) December 11, 2018
Cool as cucumbers. Actually laughing, thanks.
Nobody talk to us for the rest of the day thank you bless up https://t.co/xCpoZr0e7t— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) December 11, 2018
So incredibly funny.
Don't talk to your New York friends today. They didn't need this hope.