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Knicks sent Isiah to woo LeBron

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06:28 AM ET 07.09 | The Knicks sent former team president and coach Isiah Thomas to Akron, Ohio, on Wednesday to speak with a member of LeBron James' inner circle in a last-ditch attempt to sell New York, according to a source. Thomas had a long-standing relationship with the individual, though it was not James' manager, Maverick Carter, or his agent, Leon Rose. The Knicks were considering sending coach Mike D'Antoni again to Akron, but figured Thomas would be a fresher voice.

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July 9, 2010  06:32 AM ET

Because Isiah Thomas is the one you want pitching a winning team?

July 9, 2010  06:36 AM ET

I am surprised anyone at the Knicks even talks to Isiah.

Honestly, it doesn't really matter what the Knicks did obviously. Lebronda couldn't handle the pressure of playing in NY or Chicago. He needs to go ride piggy-back with Lebron. Too bad for the Cavs, they were so busy looking for a sidekick for Lebron, they never realized that he was the sidekick.

July 9, 2010  06:38 AM ET
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ride piggy-back with Lebron.

Aha...meant ride piggy back on Wade.

July 9, 2010  06:59 AM ET

So let me get this straight , the knicks....send Isiah Thomas , the guy who drafted Ronaldo Blackman, they guy who gave up a few years worth of draft picks for various bad contracts to give LEbron a "fresher voice" ...I guess they wanted Bron' to know forgiving they are?

July 9, 2010  07:12 AM ET

Sending Thomas in for the Knicks? Sending Dennis Rodman in to pitch the Bulls would have made more sense than that.

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July 9, 2010  07:24 AM ET

The reports are the Knicks were 4 on the list as places to go for LBJ! Number 4!

I said at the trade deadline, the Knicks have placed the fate of the franchise on 23 black. There was not even a backup plan!

We have one very good player! Several second team guys and no high first for the next 3 year.

THIS WAS ALL OR NOTHING! SO WE NOW HAVE NOTHING!

WE WERE PROMISED LBJ!

July 9, 2010  07:26 AM ET

Put you in Lebron's shoes for a mn:
- organization A sends Riley to recruit you;
- organization B sends Isiah Thomas to recruit you;

I mean, WHAT A NO BRAINER !!!

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July 9, 2010  07:28 AM ET

With the trade and bring in more cap, the Knicks plan is to say under the cap. The great donnie and walsh plan is to say under the cap and go after FA's next year!

These guy are a Joke! The real Knicks being a joke starts NOW!

July 9, 2010  07:34 AM ET
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I hear you and you've been saying it all alone. The Knicks game plan at the start was never really good...

I wish I could say I'm surprised, but I knew it! I was killed by all! Today we found the Knicks were never in it!

We gave everything up! We have no high draft for 3 years!

I wish I was wrong, but I knew I was right!

July 9, 2010  07:36 AM ET

How much better is Amare then Zach? We could have had a 20, 10 player for the last 3 years and Zach is in a walk year now!

What the F!

July 9, 2010  07:38 AM ET

Sucks being a Knicks fan... it really does.

Dolan is a complete knothead, the "all-the-eggs-on-Lebron" basket just got carried off to South Beach and the hopes of the team are pinned in Amare.

Bleak...

July 9, 2010  07:39 AM ET
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The reports are the Knicks were 4 on the list as places to go for LBJ! Number 4!I said at the trade deadline, the Knicks have placed the fate of the franchise on 23 black. There was not even a backup plan!We have one very good player! Several second team guys and no high first for the next 3 year.THIS WAS ALL OR NOTHING! SO WE NOW HAVE NOTHING! WE WERE PROMISED LBJ!

It's cool bro. We're still the Knicks. With a smart balanced team we'll be allright. I like the moves we've made so far. Basketball is played on a court... don't let the big names fool you. Remember Lakers had Kobe, Shaq, Payton, Malone and still couldn't get it done.

Those three won't mesh well and when Lebron starts averaging 15ppg he'll be calling his momma and his step Dad to come get him out of there.

We'll be aight. Just like that we're like number 5 on paper in the East already.

July 9, 2010  07:44 AM ET
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... We'll be aight. Just like that we're like number 5 on paper in the East already.

And - don't you still have Duhon?

Sorry Lostwill - couldn't help it...

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July 9, 2010  07:51 AM ET
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And - don't you still have Duhon? Sorry Lostwill - couldn't help it...

Dude where have you been. He's gone! He signed with Orlando Magic...

July 9, 2010  07:54 AM ET
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So we would've had what? The #9 seed last year?you've been bashing walsh since he started cutting up the teamand all along I've said its more about starting over, rather than watching the same group of slop that was unwatchableThe plan did NOT fail, we have a top bigman and capspace and at least a chance to start overAm I pissed we wont be competing for a ring? Duh, of courseBut if you can't see the fact that NY is in a better place than we were 2 years ago, you should just jump ship like every 8 year old in America will do and become a heat fan

Truly spoken. I don't know you gather the patience to explain such simple concepts. Knicks fans should be happy. We now have some pieces, will make the playoffs and still have cap space to go after players that fit and can compete with the best. Miami's trio is just a disaster in the waiting. There's only 1 ball - what a waste of talent.

July 9, 2010  07:57 AM ET
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Dude where have you been. He's gone! He signed with Orlando Magic...

Happens when life takes priority, sir.

No wonder you are so happy!

 
July 9, 2010  08:06 AM ET
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Truly spoken. I don't know you gather the patience to explain such simple concepts. Knicks fans should be happy. We now have some pieces, will make the playoffs and still have cap space to go after players that fit and can compete with the best. Miami's trio is just a disaster in the waiting. There's only 1 ball - what a waste of talent.

lol go knicks lol ummm no queen bron huh lost...you were shouting that he was coming for quite a while lol....guess its back to melo and tony parker for next season and cp3 to lol..gets funnier you give up a big that rebounds for one that doesnt rebound or play d but scores more fits the dumtoni mold..you do have cap space tho...guess that means maybe 8th seed come playoffs time cause...that team looks worse then the nets at this point....bucks. miami, boston, atl, chi, orlando all look better as well that seems like either missing the playoffs or maybe an 8 seed at most....

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