As we've seen, New York City's attempts to get LeBron James(notes) to New York have been nothing short of heroic. And also a little lame. But no matter what you think of the city's desperate quest to land The King, you have to admit they're willing to pull out all the stops.
Though the decision will ultimately come down to basketball, Knicks fans are hoping to play a big part in James' recruitment. And if that means pledging allegiance to their hated rivals in Boston, so be it. Even Spike Lee is jumping on the Celtics bandwagon.
"Yes, yes, yes," Lee confessed to ESPN's Ian O'Connor on Tuesday. "For the first time in the history of mankind, I want a Boston team to win. It's the first time ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever." [...]
"We need LeBron," Lee said, referring to Lebron James, the NBA's best player, who becomes a free agent on July 1.
"I feel we have a better chance to get LeBron James if Cleveland loses this series to the Celtics," Lee said. "The quicker Cleveland loses, the better our chances are of getting LeBron."
Spike Lee cheering for the Celtics? After making "Do the Right Thing," that's like dogs and cats living together — mass hysteria. Next thing you know, Jay-Z's going to be sitting courtside at a Celtics game. Oh. Right.
If the Knicks' most famous fan — and the most "New York" director working — is willing to be a Celtics fan for seven games, imagine what the rest of Knickerdom is going to do this summer. As the Daily News reports, Scores, New York's most famous gentlemen's club, is already offering LeBron free lap dances for life if he becomes a Knick. Heck, he won't have to spend a single cent on food or drink throughout the state if he agrees to play in New York.
Heck, Spike Lee should make a documentary about this summer if he isn't already. The part when LeBron re-signs with the Cavaliers would be hilarious for anybody without orange and blue bedsheets.