Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
David Stern may be the NBA Commissioner, but LeBron James is the most influential man in the league right now.
That is the widespread belief of at least a few agents and coaches around the NBA.
“LeBron James is basically running the entire NBA right now,” said one agent who requested anonymity because he represents several NBA and college players who could be impacted by James’ impending free-agent decision. “There is no question about that. He is holding up the Nets, the Knicks, Cleveland, Chicago, the Clippers. He’s holding up the whole league.”
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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.