In the final days before LeBron James made his Decision, who did Knicks owner James Dolan turn to with the future of his franchise on the line?
Isiah Thomas. Zeke.
But when the Knicks became aware that they trailed the Heat
and Cavs to sign James, the organization brain-stormed and decided it
needed to sit down with James' camp one final time. D'Antoni was the
natural choice to fly to Ohio, but Dolan had other ideas. "He wanted
Isiah," said a Knicks official. "That was Dolan's master plan. Mike was
supposed to go to Ohio, but Jim wanted Isiah."
"The guy doesn't even work for the team and he's the one talking to
LeBron's people on behalf of the Knicks? That's incredible," said one
opposing team executive. "Did they really think that would help them?"