Kenyon Martin: 'I Think LeBron Is Coming To The Knicks'

Former Nets, Knicks Big Man Joined CMB

Carlin, Maggie & Bart
June 07, 2018 - 3:29 pm

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Former Nets and Knicks big man Kenyon Martin has never been afraid to speak his mind both during his career and after his career. Martin joined WFAN's Carlin, Maggie, and Bart Thursday to talk NBA Finals, Bryan Colangelo and burner accounts, the Knicks, and the future of LeBron James. 

With LeBron's season with the Cavaliers almost coming to an end, his future is the big question mark this summer. K-Mart thinks LeBron may end up somewhere that most people aren't talking about. 

"I think LeBron is coming to the Knicks. LeBron and Paul George," Martin said on CMB. "The way he approaches things, the way he wants his legacy to be...coming to a franchise that hasn't done anything as of late. The last time they went to the Finals was '99, last time they won it was '73. Just imagine for him to come here and make a deep playoff run....make the playoffs, have a shot at making the playoffs with the Knicks. A guy like him and Paul George team up and come here...with Fiz being the coach now, I think that's a viable option. 

A lot of people are floating around the idea of LeBron going to the Lakers. Martin doesn't see that as much of a fit. 

"They have some things in place already," Martin said. "In LA, they will never love LeBron the way they did Kobe. That love would never equal up and that's what he needs for him. That's what he searches for people to come in and everybody love LeBron. That's why he praises every other player. He wants to be loved by everybody. The Laker fan base, there's only a small percentage of people that want him there. It starts in the media. All the media thinks that is the ideal place because one guy threw it out there. Forget popularity, for basketball, it doesn't work." 

The question will be is if James Dolan, who has received plenty of deserved criticism, would make the move. 

"LeBron can change the narrative a little bit with what he's trying to accomplish. I really think Fiz can get in his ear and make that happen." 

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