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Meeting with LeBron is over

Cleveland's LeBron James.

Cleveland's LeBron James. Credit: Getty Images

First, here is the latest via Alan Hahn's Twitter feed:

Meeting with LeBron ends after over 2 hours. Best part? D'Antoni said, "I can say it, finally: 'LeBron James' and no one can fine me."

Walsh, D'Antoni leave feeling "cautiously optimistic". Walsh called it a "non-committal" meeting and said he expects another.

D'Antoni on theme of meeting: "We hoped we got him in a New York State of Mind."

LeBron walks out of elevator, t-shirt, jeans, shades and backpack. Offers no comment.

Representing the Knicks at this afternoon's meeting with LeBron James: team owner James Dolan, MSG president and CEO Hank Ratner, MSG sports president Scott O'Neil, team president Donnie Walsh, head coach Mike D'Antoni, Allan Houston, special assistant to the team president, and a couple of staff members.

The Knicks brought with them a lot of boxes of information for LeBron, a video and flat-screen TV for the presentation. The presentation lasted just shy of 2 1/2 hours. The Knicks' meeting went longer than the Nets. The Nets were the first team to meet with LeBron today, but only got 90 minutes.

LeBron showed up around 11 a.m. for the meeting with the Nets, which started shortly thereafter. It ended between 12:30-12:45 p.m.

As the Nets emptied the room, the Knicks filled in with their group and presentation materials.

LeBron passed a large group of reporters on his way out of the building after the meeting with the Knicks and said nothing. He left in a silver Range Rover.

Reporting from Alan Hahn in Akron, Ohio.

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