Who would ever think that I would live to see the day that New York grovels before a single man, even if that man is King James. And if this isn't the most pathetic groveling I have ever seen, I don't know what is.
Okay, LeBron is probably going to be a billionaire one day and he is already worth hundreds of millions of dollars. So what is New York's big plan to lure him here? Gene Lemay, CEO of Moishe's Moving and Storage (their motto is "Our Rates Are Low, But You Better Tip The Movers Well") is parking a trailer outside of Madison Square Garden so fans can fill it with gifts for LeBron.
So now New York is in the position of begging someone to come play here, and donated stuffed toys, T-shirts and toys are going to be used as a lure. On the other hand, this might be a good place for my New York Jets Brett Favre jersey. Oh, wait, that might be too painful a reminder of what happens when you get what you beg for.
How far the mighty have fallen.
And what makes it so much sadder is that there is seldom this kind of outpouring of generosity to help those who are truly in need.
On a vaguely related topic, Avery Johnson has reached a verbal agreement with the Nets to be their next coach. Avery, you might remember, compiled a 194-70 record over three seasons with Dallas. That is the hghest winning percentage of any coach in NBA history. Not good enough for Mark Cuban, though, who fired him in 2008.
And I happen to think Avery is one of the funniest men in basketball. If this doesn't work out for him, he should defintely try stand-up comedy.
Oh, and totally unrelated, but with all the news lately about Kim Basinger, How many of you remember what is arguably the creepiest video ever made - Mary Jane's Last Dance with Tom Petty? It just happend to be playing on VH1 Classic as I was writing this. Kim doesn't really emote too much.