LeBron James put out a simple seven-word tweet on Sunday night, and it has sent the sports and basketball world on fire. So what does the tweet mean?
Amidst the airing of ‘The Last Dance’ documentary on ESPN, LeBron James put out a tweet talking about Madison Square Garden, the home of the New York Knicks. Every NBA player loves playing at the Garden, everybody knows that, but is there more to this tweet than it may appear?
Before we get further into this, here is the tweet:
Are we reading too far into something that is probably nothing? Probably. Will we continue to evaluate tweets like this even if they mean nothing? Definitely. So that being said, let’s take a look at what this tweet might mean.
LeBron James is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time depending on who you ask, and the rumors of ‘King James’ joining the Knicks are nothing new. When James “took his talents to South Beach”, the Knicks were one of the final teams in contention.
Unfortunately for the Knicks, he decided to form a big three with the Miami Heat where he went onto win his first two NBA Finals. Now, he is with the Lakers through at least next season (2020-21) with a player option for the 2021-22 season.
That being said, James could potentially become a free agent in the summer of 2021, which opens the possibility of LeBron James taking his talents to the Big Apple. Obviously, at this moment in time there isn’t a whole lot of promise with the Knicks, BUT, they do have a very young, talented player in RJ Barrett who LeBron could take under his wing.
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If James did don the blue and orange and play 41 games a year in MSG, Barrett would gain the experience of playing with one of the best, if not the best to ever play the game which is invaluable and it would undoubtedly make him a better player for the future.
Barrett isn’t the only young player who would benefit from the addition of LeBron James, obviously, there are several other players who would also benefit, including whoever the Knicks select in this year’s draft, whenever it takes place.
But what does the tweet REALLY mean? In all honesty, it probably means nothing. LeBron probably saw Michael Jordan playing the Knicks during ‘The Last Dance’ and decided to put out a tweet about MSG, and that’s all there was to it.
HOWEVER, what’s the fun in not evaluating the possibility of LeBron James joining the New York Knicks?
What do you think the tweet meant? Could LeBron James really play for the Knicks? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter at @EmpireWritesBck.