It would be fitting to have Ryan Seacrest host LeBron Idol on Thursday at 9 p.m., when LeBron James will make his big free agency announcement on ESPN. Perhaps they can fill the one-hour time slot by having the six general managers of the respective teams in the running for his services give a speech about why they are the best place for LeBron. Then also show the presentation that each team made to James over three days in Cleveland last week and let the audience vote.

Seriously, though, the best news about Thursday Night LeBronapalooza is that at least we know it'll be over by then.

At this point it's impossible to believe anything I hear, be it from my own sources or from OPP - other people's press. Chris Broussard has been burying the Knicks' chances all along, but suddenly tweets that the Knicks have move up and are very much in the running. Is this legit news or is this merely a ploy to keep the valuable New York market engaged so they tune in?

Seriously, it's gotten to that point.

Here's what we can tell you: I asked Donnie Walsh if he has received word from LeBron's camp that the Knicks are not among his top choices.

"No," Walsh said, "we have not heard anything."

And you know what? I don't even know if I completely believe him, either.

The Knicks have been preparing an extravagant press conference for Thursday to introduce Amar'e Stoudemire and I was told they plan to go ahead with the event regardless of word that LeBron will host a show to make his announcement. 

Makes for a long day, but they've all been long since this month began. The good news is, Thursday will be the last long day for this free agency period.

The question is, will the result cause it to be another long year for the Knicks?