Posts Tagged ‘New York Knicks’

I’m sure all of you guys are following this media circus surrounding Lebron James right now..it’s crazy…am I right? “The Decision” will be a primetime event on ESPN at 9PM ET.

From Ian O’Connor (ESPN NY):

The New York sports executive who has signed free agents to contracts totaling more than a billion dollars doesn’t believe the New York Knicks have any shot to land LeBron James.

Brian Cashman believes they have the only shot.

“LeBron James is going to be a Knick,” the New York Yankees’ general manager said Monday after hearing the news that Amare Stoudemire had agreed in principle to play his home games at Madison Square Garden.

“I’m convinced of it. New York is the place that will allow LeBron to be the player and person he wants to be, and it’s all coming together. Just listen, LeBron James will be a Knick.”

Cashman conceded he was going solely on gut instinct. But that gut instinct was right on the $423.5 million offseason score of CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and A.J. Burnett that inspired the Yankees’ 27th World Series title.

On cue, James arrived at his Akron basketball camp Monday wearing a Yankees cap.

Cashman claims he’s “going solely on gut instinct.” Is Cashman dead wrong? What do you guys think? Where will Lebron end up?

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Just in case you didn’t know, Suzyn Waldman spent 15 years on and off Broadway before becoming a radio broadcaster for WCBS 880, and even starred (as Aldonza) opposite Richard Kiley in a 1979 revival of “Man of La Mancha” for two years. She’s also performed the National Anthem at many Yankees and Knicks home games over the years. 

“I was very, very good,” she says. “I just wasn’t an original, you know? People would say I had the heart of Judy Garland and I belted like Streisand and I had the range of Barbara Cook. But these people already exist.” 

Waldman was voted the worst commentator in New York by the fans in a Newsday poll a few years ago. Back in 2007, she signed a contract extension to continue broadcasting Yankees games on the radio through at least 2011. So, you’ll have to at least listen to her for at least one more season. I know some of the things she says or does on the air might irritate you, but I don’t really have a problem with what she does. I find it funny though, because people make fun of her voice and all, meanwhile she was performing on Broadway with that same voice. (more…)

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From the Wall Street Jorunal:

LeBron James will be the biggest star in Madison Square Garden on Friday night when his Cleveland Cavaliers take on the New York Knicks, but there’s an unexpected opening act: former Yankees star Bernie Williams performing the national anthem. Mr. Williams, who was nominated for a Latin Grammy on Thursday, will perform on his guitar on a stage he calls “as good as it gets.” The former outfielder’s “Go For It” single was No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Songs charts in August.

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