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Thursday / February 22.
  • LeBron Wows Garden Crowd as Cavs Dominate

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    NEW YORK (NBA.com exclusive) —  On the same day the Yankees celebrated their 27th world championship with a parade down the Canyon of Heroes, LeBron James made his only New York appearance of the season on a star-studded stage.

    James becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2010 and New Yorkers hope he will one day lead his own parade as a member of the Knicks. But on this night he simply brought an assassin’s touch.

    LeBron put up 33 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the Cavaliers throttled the Knicks 100-91 before a capacity crowd of 19,763 at Madison Square Garden that included Yankees Alex Rodriguez, C.C. Sabathia and Mark Teixeira.

    “The atmosphere was great,” said James, who sported Mars Blackmon-like glasses before and after the game. “[There were] a lot of stars in the building. It’s humbling to know that you have guys like the Yankees come out and Jay-Z. It’s really, really humbling. You see some of the Giants out here, I saw John Legend, Chris Rock.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.