Damn it!!! The Cavs gotta pick up these up coming games
I hate to say this because I love LeBron in Cleveland and he's done a lot for the city and the city of Akron. But, if he wants a champoinship he needs to leave Cleveland.
I still think he's going to the Knicks, as they do have room to sign him AND another mega superstar (ie, Wade, Amare, Bosh), plus the fact Lebron would thrive under D'Antoni's system.
But, there was talk recently that a Chinese corporation might want to buy a large share of the Cavs. If Lebron want's to be a global icon (he does), this would be a major help. PLUS, I personally think that these Chinese investors could make a very strong push to sign Yao Ming in Cleveland in 2010 as well.
This would help Lebron:
A) have a superstar big man to play with (which would be a huge asset for his game, as he drives the lane, someone slides, often leaving a wide open man.... or Yao gets it low, someone has to slide for the double, and Lebron gets an open shot)
B) The whole marketing aspect in Asia combined with Yao would be huge. Many more asians would watch/follow the cavs, where Lebron would obviously be Batman to Yao's Robin (or Blake to Yao's Duality), thus increasing Lebron's popularity a ton.