Report: Jay-Z and Derek Jeter Are Not Trying To Recruit LeBron To N.Y.
There were rumors of Jay-Z and Derek Jeter recruiting LeBron James to play for the New Jersey Nets or the New York Knicks once the NBA Free Agency comes by. There were other rumors of the Knicks trying to get help from the Yankees to recruit James.
"It wouldn't make sense," Derek Jeter tells ESPN New York.
It did seem like it, since James has been seen a lot wearing that Yankees cap. Along with that, he is a Yankees fan and has customized New York Yankees shoes. But Donnie Walsh says the rumors are false.
"If there's Yankees that want to help us, we would involve them," Walsh told the New York Post.
Jay-Z that it is LeBron James' decision to pick where he goes.
"We're friends -- we've still gotta hang out! I don't want to convince somebody to do something, then have to see him and say, 'Uh, yeah, we're 4-30 ... sorry.'"
Derek Jeter says you don't have to sell winning in New York. And C.C. Sabathia, who is good friends with number 23, says he doesn't what he would say if he wanted New York to pursue LeBron.
"If I were going to another baseball team, how would a basketball player help?" Jeter said. "I don't play basketball. I have nothing to do with that."
Jeter doesn't see the Knicks asking him for help.
"I don't see how it would work," he said. "It is completely different."
Jeter and LeBron don't know each other well. They've talked to each other here and there and seen each other a bit, but they aren't good friends like James is with the hip-hop star and the Yankees' pitcher.
"He's a nice guy," Jeter said. "He's a big Yankee fan so I've gotten to meet him. I probably think of him as a player like everyone thinks of him as a player -- he can do anything."
So there you go. James isn't getting convinced by the people everyone thinks he is. Case closed, I think.