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- Posted on Jun 29th 2010 3:00PM by David Chiu
"Nobody else is going able to put a better campaign together than the Knicks," Randolph tells Spinner. "Like I said, we all expected him to come here."
Randolph, who recently released his latest album with the Family Band, 'We Walk This Road,' has a special connection with the Knicks, as he recorded 'Get There,' the theme song of the Friday night Knicks telecasts on the MSG Network. Randolph believes that James -- who's spent his entire career with the Cleveland Cavaliers -- has the clout to pick any key player he wants to play with him if he joins the Knicks.
"The Knicks only have five guys on their team right now," Randolph explains. "They cleared the deck for him. They're gonna ask LeBron, 'Which guard you want? What center you want? Whoever the hell you want on this team, you tell us, we'll get him there.' That's just it -- instead of going back [to Cleveland] and playing with guys like Mo Williams and Delonte West. You know they're not gonna show up. They had two years already to show up and they didn't do it yet."
New York City has already placed the welcome mat for the superstar through its 'C'mon LeBron' campaign with people including the Rev. Al Sharpton, 'Today' show co-host Matt Lauer and chef Mario Batali lending their support. Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears in a video urging James to "write the next chapter in NYC basketball history."
But in his mind, Randolph sees James signing with the Knicks a done deal. "We're already planning the welcoming parade," he says. "We're gonna have a float that travels around New York City with us playing on it [with] LeBron on the float. It stops at Madison Square Garden, a big parade with Mayor Bloomberg. We're already planning this thing, man. It's serious."