How the Knicks will sign LeBron James

Originally Published: July 1, 2010
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Plan B?

A professional basketball franchise as proud as the New York Knicks -- zero championships in the past 35 years -- doesn't need any stinkin' Plan B.

Oh, sure: reports indicate that the Knicks are preparing to go after free agents Joe Johnson and Amare Stoudemire if they fail to land top prize LeBron James. But don't believe the doomsday hype. New York team president Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D'Antoni will also meet with James -- and thanks to Page 2's network of dubious sources, we know exactly how they plan to put the King in an empire state of mind:

Illustration by Kurt Snibbe

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