Now that the New York Knicks have freed up their salary cap to attract superstars Lebron James, Amare Stoudemire and Chris Bosh, do we see better basketball seasons in the Big Apple? The potential lineup can be a highly competitive team on paper. The current cap can lure at least two maximum-pay, legitimate superstars who can finally bring the team further into the playoffs. Imagine King James playing the wings with either Bosh or Stoudemire down low for an offensive rebound, post-up power move or an alley-oop.
We are looking at a Knicks team that can finally play beyond the regular season. How deep they can go into the playoffs remains to be seen but it will be highly doubtful that this potential Knicks lineup would be the team that can dethrone the Lakers and thwart their bid for a second three-peat.
Yes, they can sure fill up Madison Square Garden every game but the heartbreak will remain come the playoffs. The Cavaliers have gone through the same heartbeak the last few years. It can happen again in the Big Apple.
James has been all business outside the basketball court. If only he can do the same on the court, especially when his team needs him most.