Could Braylon trade keep LeBron from Knicks?
It’s clear Cleveland wasn’t big enough for both LeBron James and Braylon Edwards. But is New York?
James may have gotten Braylon Edwards banished from Cleveland after the football player scuffled with a friend of the basketball star, but did James know Edwards would land in New York with the Jets.
James looks headed toward free agency at the end of the NBA season, with the Knicks often rumored as a desirable suitor.
The Knicks can’t pay James as much as the Cavaliers can. Now a supposed rival is in town.
James, who called Edwards “childish” for allegedly punching one of his friends outside a nightclub earlier this week, didn’t take the opportunity of Edwards being traded to take another swipe at the former Browns wide receiver.
“Nothing to comment on,” James said. "You guys never asked me before about any other trades in the NFL. It’s not my sport to worry about.”
James wondered if jealousy was behind Edwards taking a swing at his friend, an incident still being investigated by police, and said he has no beef with Edwards.
“I don’t have any feuds with nobody,” James said. “Everybody has feuds with me. I don’t know what I’ve done. I’m just me.”
Edwards may not be in New York for long. He could become an unrestricted free agent in 2010 depending upon the rules negotiated in the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement.