Sure, his good pal Jay-Z may be a part-owner of the New Jersey Nets, and teams like the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers can also offer him pretty sweet deals. But if LeBron James signs with the New York Knicks, he’ll get free [artist id="1231843"]My Chemical Romance[/artist] tickets for life.
Yes, in a move sure to anger Cleveland Cavaliers fans — and lift the deflated hopes of Knicks supporters everywhere — MCR guitarist (and Knicks superfan) Frank Iero took to his Twitter account Sunday in an attempt to lure James, who can opt out of his deal with the Cavs this summer, to Madison Square Garden, where he will presumable resurrect the once-proud Knickerbocker franchise and bring them their first championship in nearly 40 years.
“I would like to sweeten the deal & offer LeBron free MCR tix for life if he decides to play for the Knicks next year,” Iero tweeted, before adding the hashtag “LeBronshouldbeaknick.”
We’ve got to admit, that’s a pretty excellent offer. James, of course, can become a free agent on July 1, and a host of teams — including his hometown Cavs and the Knicks — have been mentioned as potential suitors for his services. Last week, following the Cavs’ rather shocking elimination from the NBA playoffs at the hands of the Boston Celtics, Jay-Z (whose Nets are also expected to make an offer to James), spoke to Fox Sports Radio about both James and his team, and though he didn’t directly make a pitch for the King, he made it clear that the Nets were going to be very busy this summer.
“I want to be an active owner and this is something I really care about. It’s not just a name cachet for me,” Jay said. “It’s just a thing that I love. I love sports. Everybody was happy about what I was saying, so it looks like I’ll be taking a more active role in what’s going on. … Should be fun.”
Sounds promising! But if it turns out LeBron is a secret member of the MCRmy, Jay’s gonna have to step things up, big time.
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