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-- -- Robert just three days from now one of the greatest players in NBA history becomes a free agent -- -- anybody's guess where.
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers will end up but at this city New York has its way.
Read -- construction of transformation beginning this weekend the iconic arena Madison Square Garden garden that just might do to trick him.
This has had exclusive access today inside the garden as the work has just begun I wonder whether mr.
James -- like these.
Well all you have to do it is is look at the drawings that were about to show you and and boy you would imagine he might but you know don't take my word for it take it from the players.
Who have played here in this iconic arena.
Here at Madison Square Garden where MSG the publicly traded companies launching the transformation today 850.
Million dollar project we welcome Adam graves.
Former New York Rangers superstar and Allan Houston.
Of the New York -- good to see you -- live well.
Throw that in favor yeah I didn't mildly -- if -- -- the LA kings logo on that would go over very well.
What you guys here that this transformation begins today and things will change it in the most dramatic way but preserving.
The best of the garden.
What goes through your mind as a player.
Like I think it as a player it's it's all -- -- tradition and memories and that's what.
Buildings and when we couple -- that's square gardens we could -- you -- it needs to be.
-- whether it's -- or anything else.
And to know that we are gonna continue to be able to perform as players in and -- as performers in this the space and have the tradition.
Of the ceiling and all the energy that this building has and the nuances of and luxuries of the new building it doesn't get a better Allan -- it was -- I.
You -- the Detroit Pistons to come here and and clearly this had to you know work.
But now it is changing how do you convince players and fans.
It's changing but it's becoming better.
Not a blow to you know I don't know you have to do to must convince debate they've been in this building before they know the energy the excitement of the fans.
They know the market but to get the best of both worlds now because you have the same.
The sealing the outside.
But when you renovate that -- inside you get the state of a state of art equipment everything's going to be new little.
What we don't want to that we don't the visiting teams to be too comfortable like thank Craig Adams who only read -- not render it.
Right got their -- who will be expected.
Probably all right that -- out let them suffer let's talk about the feeling because at frank tilts up here.
One thing that will not change is the ceiling but what will be added.
Our true -- -- -- bridges and we've got the renderings of what that will do what it will enable folks.
Fans to actually have a bird's eye view looking directly.
What ever it is the concert that game it's an unbelievable opportunity isn't.
Bombing that you talk about something that nobody else is gonna -- and I think when you look at the class -- -- you know of the knicks and Rangers into the garden and that's really what you want to bring you want to bring something that.
Nobody else is gonna happen aside from just the energy the excitement and the intimacy you know Adam -- talking about that the guard will.
Due to maintain.
But most watched NHL game in history you were playing it.
Hear what -- sound like it's fantastic and people ask me all the time I think I remember the -- is -- coming over warm up and the entire guard and the impact.
And that the fans chanted we want the cup from the hair on the back of my neck standing up.
And then fast forwarding it to the drop -- the puck standing at center ice.
You have to imagine this and Frank Sinatra it's up to new new New York, New York.
And it was deafening it was something I'll never forget sometimes people ask about hockey memories that.
It's all the stuff surrounding the game is the stuff that I remember which.
Its name to pass.
Come model of -- -- an Allen.
You're you're going to Akron on Thursday with the knicks team to convince him that.
Again I don't know what didn't sit well again.
I think any of these any any of the free agents you know I think when they look at -- having an opportunity.
That this playing in new York and is that -- -- winning in new York and when you win in New York is like nothing you can never comparing your career the legacy you leave.
-- the platform that you have.
-- -- the world don't know if you -- number -- bounce -- of a shot you know from the first round of a game that again you can imagine imagine what.
Hopefully it from but imagine you know actually bringing that to this new buildings in the city -- any of these.
It's a -- effort Chicago wants LeBron and the clippers in LA the breaking story here clippers might -- and I mean everybody would want him but at least New York Knicks are under the salary cap but.
-- reach back to -- Patrick Ewing got on the plane came to talk to you.
To convince you what -- what can you say it a little bit.
There was so many there was so many things going -- mind -- you know at that time ultimately.
All of these these wonderful guys that have been built themselves up to this point they want to win first of all so.
The fact that -- Lawson and all of us have to have done and try to do a bit as good as it's possible to given yourself a chance that's one thing that.
We want people remember what it was like we were winning and now you have that chance again so whoever it is you step -- into a tremendous opportunity for the next 510 years.
Don't count out the hockey players here you -- you could do little convincing for LeBron as well if you were speaking to any marquee free agents.
What would you say to convince them to come I mean you're -- -- from Toronto Canada felt very comfortable in New York.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- On the memory of being a champion and being a champion this city.
When I think back I think back to the parade and going down -- -- of champions and that it's an experience that I I guarantee you don't get the sport anywhere but.
But Alan the team that they have now is that enough to Wear -- LeBron did today don't wanna say LeBron James so I'm -- with a punch it.
A marquee player LeBron James.
Well I mean if you look at.
You know a lot of the teams before they had great players you have to build that great players make other players great and look at Boston before.
Kevin Garnett came -- -- look at even the lakers before how this all came it was totally different story.
And you know what I do I really love that you know the -- the -- of our young guys Gallinari and Toney Douglas Wilson.
Sandler I mean Bill Walker Eddy Curry they.
All -- ten years without winning the playoff game I mean I I did is what I hear from.
Brought up again.
I'm hockey fans I -- But I I look at this and we'll -- -- we'll say will tell the next you know here but but to me at it until the war should be.
Of course the transformation but it doesn't matter which house do you play and -- what's here over the weekend he was at serafina restaurant 61.
You know visiting and then watching some of the soccer games is that a good sign.
Anybody comes comes in sort of -- no hospice it was as they know how the community -- they know what it would be like.
-- fortunately he's experienced winning -- I have experience winning you know either one album is his life changing -- cities is literally you leave a legacy that you could lead anywhere else -- hopefully work.
Well what I'm not wall number nine Adam graves.
Retired number I mean what more could you hope for your kids play hockey.
You do and it was.
Can't believe the overwhelming I'm sure I'm sure at the end and by the way -- but when he won the Stanley Cup his parents were at the Boston garden and -- -- a pillar.
Right in front of their chair.
That will not happen there will be no obstructed views here if -- at all with the -- transportation and by the way you've got the point they're going to be even then level suites that we will show you in the next half hour.
My thanks to -- you stand think of the New York Knicks and Adam graves of the New York Rangers two of the greatest teams it's so wonderful to be able to get your perspective about this.
Renovation and transformation as a set coming up.
Event level suites a change in the ceiling 850 million dollars in renovations here starting today Fox Business is the only crew allowed in here to show this to you for.
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