Once Donnie Walsh traded Zach Randolph and Jamal Crawford on Friday – eliminating $27 million in salary for the summer of 2010 – everything changed for the Knicks general manager. The Knicks won't just have the cap space to sign James, but give him his Scottie Pippen, too.
The world expects the Knicks to get James. New York treats it like a birthright. NBA commissioner David Stern didn't push James Dolan to hire Walsh because the NBA doesn't want its biggest stars in its biggest markets. Kobe Bryant stayed in Los Angeles. Now, the NBA wants the Knicks to matter again. Only James can make that happen.
There's no Plan B for the Knicks.
Dwyane Wade won't do.
This is LeBron or bust...
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