Posted in music | venues on July 9, 2010

"the blueprint for greatness" (Marianne O'Leary)
Blueprint of Greatness

"Shares of Madison Square Garden Inc, which owns the New York Knicks, dropped nearly 4 percent early on Friday, the day after superstar LeBron James spurned the basketball team to sign with the Miami Heat.

James announced on Thursday evening that he would join the Heat in his quest to win a National Basketball Association title, leaving his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the Knicks had cleared salary-cap space on its roster in the hopes of attracting James, who has twice won the most valuable player award." [Reuters]

Phoenix and Dirty Projectors play the less-valuable Madison Square Garden on October 20th. Tickets go on AmEx presale July 12th at 10am and general sale Saturday, July 17 at 10am. (Lady Gaga plays there again tonight).

and yeah, Jay-Z didn't get Lebron either.

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Comments (29)

Lebron James can go suck a dick.

I hope his ACLs tear, his arms and legs break, and he has to retire due to destroyed knee caps.

Poor Cleveland....

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:01 PM

Poor Cleveland? You make Lebron out to be this grand villain for what he did to the Cavs (which is just leave after his contract was up - completely justified) but if he had gone to the Knicks or Nets you'd be pissing your pants with joy and telling Cleveland they are a bunch of idiots for letting Lebron go.

Get over it - your teams suck and Jesus is headed to the beach.

Maybe Jay Z will move down there too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:11 PM

Fuck Lebron---this was an embarrassing spectacle of excess.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:28 PM

I'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:33 PM

Fuck cleveland and fuck miami. Go Golden State Warriors!!!

Le-Meh-n James. There, I said it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:38 PM

Basketball is boring. 102-93 is not a score. How can you get excited in a game where you know another point is 10 seconds away?

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:43 PM

Fuck MSG, Cablevision, and Dolan...and the nauseating spectacle that was LeBron's "big announcement."

Only in Basketball would they turn what should be a simple statement into an hour-long tv special. It's hard to take the sport seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:47 PM

plug up the hole in the ocean with lebron.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:47 PM

its pretty hilarious to hear people on this website being all up in arms about an NBA player. It's like he's doing 5 nights at Terminal 5 or told Todd P to go fuck himself or something to that degree! He just signed on to play for another team!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 2:54 PM

@2:45pm

"its pretty hilarious to hear people on this website being all up in arms about an NBA player. It's like he's doing 5 nights at Terminal 5 or told Todd P to go fuck himself or something to that degree! He just signed on to play for another team!"

I really wish Lebron told Todd P to go fuck himself. that would've been AMAZING

Posted by robin | July 9, 2010 2:57 PM

@2:43: because i'm intelligent enough to appreciate different sports for their own attributes

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 3:07 PM

The Radiohead of the NBA. There has never been anything or anyone more overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 3:11 PM

"The Radiohead of the NBA." Awesome. Then are the Knicks the Coldplay of the NBA?

Also, didn't the stock of MSG go up 6% on rumors that he WOULD sign there? So, overall, nothing really happened and the Knicks are still the Knicks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 3:13 PM

radiohead is much better than lebron.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 3:34 PM

have fun in meh-ami Le Bron.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 3:51 PM

3:34 - maybe so, but like LeBron, no real substance. Will never, ever be considered among the greats. ah whatever, fuck this analogy. Radiohead fucking blows.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 5:03 PM

lebron is overrated. kobe is the best all around player today and for the last 10 years hands down.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 6:19 PM

Hockey,Football,Baseball > Basketball x 100

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 6:26 PM

Who cares. This is not news at all.

Maybe some news about the Gulf and New Orleans would be good even though this is a music blog.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 6:27 PM

If Bowery Presents owned the Knicks instead of MSG, they would have signed LeBron. Of course the Knicks would then have to play 5 nights in a row at Terminal 5.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 6:39 PM

@ 6:19

Fuck outta here with that shit
Shaq is the best player of the decade

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 6:50 PM

Screw the Heat. The best team in basketball has and always will be The Harlem Globetrotters. Dudes use ladders and buckets of confetti on the court. They are untouchable.

Posted by Brian Farrelly | July 9, 2010 10:32 PM

"Yeah, we're friends," said Jay-Z, "but what kind of friend would I be if I convinced him to play for the New Jersey Nets?"

"Sure it would have been nice to sign LeBron," said the Russian billionaire, "but it's hard to shake the perception that we are an awful team. Probably because we are really, really bad."

that article is full of lolz

oh yeah and basketball is boring as hell.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2010 11:30 PM

@6:50 are you serious if anything the best player of the decade and i hate to admit this is kobe bryant shaq was washed out mid decade

Posted by nikhil | July 10, 2010 11:38 AM

KOBE is definitely the best player of the decade: 5 rings (2 without Shaq), 1x regular season MVP, 2x Finals MVP, 2x scoring champ, 12x All-Star and a Gold Medalist!!! Fuck with that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 12:46 PM

Wait, what has this Lebron dude done besides pad his personal stats? Jordan won his first ring within 7 years in the league. Where's is Lebron's title at? King James? Pause.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2010 12:49 PM

this what the game is all about, to me am not surprised he wants to win titles not just the most valuable player

Posted by extenze | July 10, 2010 4:32 PM

Michael Jordan didn't have a ring either at age 25. Lebron will have one next year.

Posted by ItsGoinDown | July 11, 2010 11:19 PM

JeBron Lames we are all quitnesses

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 4:58 PM

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