They want him so much that the city — the actual city, you guys — put up a website hoping to lure him to the Big Apple. And then they got their mayor — the actual mayor of the biggest city in the United States — to make a video telling LeBron how much they need him. They, like, totally want him to play there.
That's big-time. Having the mayor personally request your presence on a local basketball team is pretty cool, I'd imagine. It's the kind of thing Jay-Z raps about in the song "Hate" featuring Kanye West, I know that. Beats the pants off of a delicious home-cooked meal or a bunch of no-name Clevelanders singing your praises, that's for sure.
(I am kidding, Cleveland. Your recruitment has been top shelf thus far, and I think your city is pretty fun. Do not have sadness about my jokes.)
While I think the "Come on, LeBron" logo is extremely dope with its combination of a crown and various NYC landmarks, I also agree with this one Twitter fellow named Steve who said, "the idea that the greatest city in the world needs a recruitment video is nuts." Well put, Steve.
And while NYC's video is very well done, it feels like they really held back. If you must make a recruitment video for this offseason, at least go all out, like these Chicago fans did.
There's really no way to argue against a man in face paint in front of a Jason Caffey jersey telling Jerry Reinsdorf and Gar Forman to "load the spaceship with the rocket fuel." It's a bulletproof pitch, really. Time is ticking.