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Yesterday it was Cleveland the day the -- our Chicago may be.
Now the latest -- Miami so -- well LeBron ultimately land on his feet those past the we've got -- coverage -- -- bronze big decision but it kept him alone sports director -- but my -- your New York City.
We're gonna start of their very own Chris potter is outside the NBA's star in Manhattan grand.
Jail lots they would if he ever wondered whether the NBA's big business that is what you look around the NBA's the story here on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan frank.
His hand around look at this place in the amount of commerce going on in this building right now and this is before the LeBron James decision tonight.
And -- a lot of questions I've been asked by a lot of people is LeBron -- words.
100 million dollars over five years to any NBA franchise to what the clinic Cleveland Cavaliers -- and it's a 130 million over six years and you really have to look at what he has meant to Cleveland in his first seven years.
According to its affords them the value of the franchise has grown 100 million dollars just in the five years since the Cingular bought the team back in 2005.
Attendance up 40%.
In the seven years since LeBron James -- been a full.
Aggregate revenue that's ticket sales.
Concessions parking up almost 50%.
Local and regional TV -- up 300%.
In terms of ratings he has been a boon for Cleveland now the question is.
Will he mean the same if he goes to another city in the -- -- he's really considering -- a final four.
Our New York with the knicks Chicago with the bulls.
Miami with the heat and of course being Cleveland and just a look at take a look at markets sites we -- and you like number one market in terms arbitrage as far as immediate market go Chicago three.
Miami -- and Cleveland all the way down at 29 you can make the argument that he couldn't possibly -- -- much to new York and Chicago as he has meant to Cleveland.
And to be sure.
New York Chicago they sell out almost all of their games anyways in Miami they're gonna sell a lot of tickets with Chris spots and with Dwyane Wade in the -- But at the same time.
You can look at it and say look it to be in a large media market like that it increases diets -- increase -- -- -- a franchise Forbes also said.
The knicks with LeBron James in the -- if they could win a championship the value of the team would go up 170 million dollars over the five years so.
-- -- on a hundred million dollars you make seventy million dollars.
That's pretty good margin -- do you think.
Look at the highest margin right Dickey got away and now I mean Woody Herman what do you think what's gonna happen you know I think we do a week before children you -- -- and that we've had coaches on NBA coaches we've had players out.
Newspaper writers out.
We've had radio -- I asked most in question the last three months whereas LeBron -- Always come in New York oh he's going to Miami.
-- -- -- know you know the team ball don't know.
Where he's gonna wind up and for the kids involved it's a very scary situation personally I think he stays in Cleveland.
They've been the best team in the regular season last two years he doesn't hurt his -- this year in the post season they probably go through the post season he comes here.
Killed a national TV he's really gonna tell his hometown his home state.
I'm leaving I mean -- that's it's -- it's just really get a kill that French.
You know he met you mentioned that the teams don't know themselves up but you know you had a report on ESPN this morning that is leaning toward Miami.
Then you have other a news outlets you know -- giving their predictions I mean is this could be a last minute decision could -- this really just in his head and his advisors oh well I think.
-- a certain extent I think all the teams are trying to work back channels in trying to.
You don't get brutal abroad here's why do you come here and other cat desperately.
But I think he probably it is decision some time earlier this week and dealt -- -- the -- out tonight around 910.
We were talking about the MSG stock yes I think Sandra and that's part of your story today on the trade is that.
Is it that there was a big jump up twenty million dollar profit of one day for the Dolan family on speculation he would go to the next some of that going away today -- Thinking about a four and a half percent hit today but still is all kinds of options activity of right now -- stocks trading up three times the average -- volume.
There's a lot of attention there but I'll quote Mayor Bloomberg.
When he said.
He can either choose to be a big fish in a small pond go back Cleveland.
Or -- in York me big fish in a big time.
My question I guess you -- Chris is -- -- and my question duke is whether or not.
He would see this same kind of success here we see what happens these players when they get the big box the pressure's on and we -- that this.
That is the point exactly remember Alex Rodriguez he came here just like LeBron wasn't the best player in the sport.
Kobe is best for the sport here I don't know if he was the best but he was the most talented he came here we put a lot of pedestal.
Then he can win and we -- blacked out hot and New York is the is Derek Jeter's town he found that out in a hard way.
OK if LeBron goes to my game that's Dwyane Wade's town that is not his count he's not he's nicknamed the king he's got the -- there he's under the -- there.
You know and if he doesn't win right away he might -- the -- Other favorite I had -- -- a bit but thinking as a but -- that's his best shot of the championship but he's that before I believe luck I want a championship ring that has Michael.
The outlook that's what he's six to quote he said look up the next time -- up for creating contract and only 31 years old he said.
I don't wanna be 31 with bad knees and no championship that's really what's driving this this isn't -- right now but I think he's torn.
Bidding -- unlike any other NBA play -- like any other professional happy that I can remember Cheryl.
He is less of a mercenary than the others for him it's not about the money is more about.
Got a bit think -- what I wanna do in my home town -- out disappointed they're going to be if I do decide to go to Miami yet as you said Miami clearly offers in the best chance over the next five years to win a championship there's no doubt about that so I think he's really torn and.
To win Kelly does so Chris let me what other -- he -- championship is -- -- laughing all the way to the bank added I was looking at the sponsor -- in the in the commercials we're going to be -- running tonight during this hour special.
And it's from companies that -- company's tight tape got McDonald's on there.
You've got nice piece you know sprite if you suspect the spokesperson for upper band which is Microsoft.
-- bottled water is that you haven this is.
Either way that how it plays that he's still playing it financially.
Aren't Smart way.
What if you do most of my enemy does that hurt his rent and to those sponsors stay with them because you know if he goes -- As I said that's he has to go there -- win with others dogs okay.
You needed to go there to win he couldn't do it on your own he comes here -- new York and you winds.
You really advocate now you know and he's the king and made mistakes he wins in Cleveland his hometown.
Once again he's the king he goes to Chicago he doesn't win and that's Michael -- -- -- that's an awfully big -- -- if there plus where.
Yeah I look agreed to have about going to Chicago and -- -- Michael Jordan's shadow but he goes to Miami he's the king a -- can't be just as soon as he steps foot in Miami.
Chris boxes and having an hour -- special the -- on ESPN Dwyane Wade isn't having an hour long special on ESPN Billy knows who those guys are everybody.
My mother asked me about -- by about you know LeBron James yesterday.
There's your litmus test right there.
Well I -- you know what would.
They want a championship in Miami a few years ago anybody remember rip a talk about -- -- get it right in the -- Actually like four it's like four years ago they -- chippy cheap nobody even remembers now that something -- -- -- -- cast Leon thank you so.
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