Stephen A. Smith Believes New York Knicks Offer LeBron James A Shot At Another Title
The NBA world was recently sent buzzing when reports suggested that Rob Pelinka and the Los Angeles Lakers might trade away superstar LeBron James. However, LeBron’s agent Rich Paul quickly dismissed the speculation, clarifying that the four-time NBA champion is not up for trade and hasn’t made such request.
Still, whispers of LeBron leaving the Lakers continued, fueled by a cryptic tweet from the man himself. The tweet showed a Statue of Liberty emoji and a crown emoji, symbols often associated with the New York Knicks and LeBron’s “King James” nickname.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 3, 2024
While the tweet coincided with the Lakers’ game against the Knicks, it made people wonder if New York could be LeBron’s next team. This sentiment was prior echoed by renowned NBA analyst and Knicks fan Stephen A. Smith, who argued that if LeBron wants another championship, joining the Knicks might be his best shot.
“If LeBron James wants to put himself in position to win a championship, get traded to the New York Knicks,” Smith said. “Centerstage, Madison Square Garden, the Mecca!”
“It’s orange and blue skies, baby!” Smith encouraged. “Let me tell you something, I know you’re a billionaire already, but (darn) it, that dude (Knicks owner James) Dolan, no matter how bad he can be in other areas, he knows how to make you money. Kevin Durant made that mistake by not coming to Madison Square Garden.”
Stephen A. Smith is all-in on recruiting LeBron James to the Knicks. pic.twitter.com/omO2hfyZgk
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 2, 2024