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Hoops -- not hoopla -- will land LeBron

Knicks can't hide behind Big Apple glitz as they take show on the road for James

Updated: June 26, 2010, 8:32 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

LeBron James just did the Knicks a favor, a big one. By making them play their most important game on the road, a game set for Thursday in Ohio with The King and his court, James stripped much of the glitz and glamour out of the Knicks' playbook.

Donnie Walsh and Mike D'Antoni will have to sell basketball, a program, an honest-to-God plan that has everything to do with winning titles and nothing to do with Donald Trump's money and Chris Rock's mouth.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have ...

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