LeBron doesn't need you, New York

Not all stars pine for NYC or the Knicks -- and the King is plenty big, as is

Updated: May 22, 2010, 11:39 PM ET
By Chris Broussard | ESPN The Magazine

The notion that every player -- or at least every star player -- in the NBA wants to play in New York tickles me.

In the early 2000s, while a Knicks beat writer for the New York Times, I remember being baffled because many of my colleagues and readers thought every skilled free agent was headed to New York -- even though all the Knicks could offer such max-salary talent was the mid-level exception. They thought Grant Hill would leave Detroit for the Knicks (for less coin) and Chris ...

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