Funeral services were held Friday for former Knicks basketball star Anthony Mason – known to many as a local kid who made good.
We reached out to our sports radio personalities from across the country to get their opinion on James’ decision. Here’s their reactions:
Miami waits. So does Cleveland. Pat Riley has made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.
If Pat Riley was interested in furthering his partnership with LeBron James, he sure had a strange way of showing it after the Miami Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.
Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami.
We hear from the rumor mill that Carmelo Anthony is the answer to the Heat’s woes. Makes sense. A team needs passing and defense and then gets a guy who can’t pass or play defense.
Mason says he’s been unable to land a job with the team despite an obvious need to get back to what worked 20 years ago, when the Knicks reached the NBA Finals under former coach Pat Riley.
At a time when youngsters are force-fed the mantra that there are no losers, that the score is incidental and every team gets trophies, we have LeBron James as the global, athletic avatar.
Doc Rivers would be the Knicks’ best coach since Pat Riley — sorry Jeff Van Gundy, but it’s true — and that hiring would make the Jason Kidd signing look like nothing more than a PR stunt.
The Knicks know how to win ugly and well — that’s beautiful.
I want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.
Like everyone red blooded American, I would have loved to see the Heat lose in the Finals to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that being said, part of me is happy because this asinine LeBron James narrative can finally be put away.
Not only is LeBron James the best player on Earth, he has a Secretariat-like lead on the second-best player.
Steve Silverman believes the may still be open for Phil Jackson to one day lead the Knicks.
13-year NBA veteran Orlando Woolridge died at 52 on Thursday. He spent two seasons with the New Jersey Nets.