It may not be Cleveland, but Madison Square Garden won’t be a welcoming gym for LeBron James on Friday night.
New Yorkers who resent the 25-year-old forward for turning his back on the Knicks’ (16-10) free-agent offer to sign with Miami (19-8) this summer get their chance to show it when James and his Heat visit.
James spurned his home-state Cavaliers and other suitors in his “The Decision” TV special, saying famously: “I’m going to take my talents to South Beach.”
Here are a few jeers and taunts we’d like to hear:
“I’m calling it ‘The Decision’: Regular beer or light beer?”
“Go back to the sixth borough, LeBum!”
“Real men have apostrophes in their names!”
“I take my talents to the South Bronx!”
“I’ve already seen ’The Lyin’ King’ on Broadway!”
“If you lived here, you’d be home by now!”