The Knicks snuck in one last meeting to try to woo the King. According to the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola, Madison Square Garden president Scott O’Neil and senior VP of Basketball Operations Glen Grunwald held a brief, secret meeting with James’ reps in Cleveland late Saturday. LeBron wasn’t in attendance, but his business manager, Maverick Carter, and agent, Leon Rose, met with the two Knicks execs on the day James wrapped up his free-agent meetings with the Cavs and Bulls.
The timing of the meeting is a little bizarre given that Amar’e Stoudemire landed in New York on Saturday to meet with the Knicks’ brass and to likely accept the team’s $100 million offer. But this was Donnie Walsh’s last-ditch effort to show LeBron how much the team is committed to bringing top-tier talent to play alongside him.
The sense is still, though, The Chosen One will re-sign with the Cavs and, one Knicks source even told Isola on Thursday that it’s “very doubtful” New York will get the King. [NY Daily News]