In 2010, Knicks fans hoped that the team would sign LeBron James and another star during the infamous free agency. James did sign with other stars, of course, but in Miami, not New York.
This summer, James is set to be a free agent once more. And, once more, Knicks fans are hoping he might choose to sign with the team. He will sign with the Knicks, if you're inclined to believe ex-Knick Kenyon Martin. Oh, and Paul George too.
"I think LeBron is coming to the Knicks. LeBron and Paul George," Martin said on WFAN's "CMB" with Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray and Bart Scott. "The way he approaches things, the way he wants his legacy to be ... coming to a franchise that hasn't done anything as of late. The last time they went to the Finals was '99, last time they won it was '73."
Martin believes James' relationship with Knicks head coach David Fizdale, whom he worked with in Miami, makes it a 'viable option.'
"Just imagine for him to come here and make a deep playoff run," Martin said. "Make the playoffs, have a shot at making the playoffs with the Knicks. A guy like him and Paul George team up and come here ... with Fiz being the coach now, I think that's a viable option."
Never mind the small details like the Knicks cluttered cap situation, of course. They are already projected to be above the cap for next season. To sign one of the two players, let alone both, would require expert salary maneuvering.
Still...the prospect of the Knicks taking the court with James, George and Kristaps Porzingis, whenever his ACL heals, is a mouth-watering one. Though it is more than likely to only be achieved on the NBA 2K video game and in dreams.