The Key To Getting LeBron James Is ... Signing His High School Teammate?

I realize that nobody knows what makes LeBron James tick. We've heard arguments that all he cares about is winning. We've heard arguments that he wants to be a global icon. We've heard arguments that he's insanely loyal to his friends and doesn't want to disappoint them. We've heard arguments that he wants to create his own "legacy," more than anything. We've heard arguments that he just wants to relive his high school career and will go to whatever team lets him do that.

Okay, I'm kidding on the last one. Or am I? I believe Marc Berman of the New York Post is being serious when he writes this.

If the Knicks are auditioning the desperately needed point guard position, they could do worse than offering a summer-league roster spot to one of LeBron James' closest buddies, Dru Joyce III. The Knicks' summer league team competes in July in Las Vegas.

Joyce, who played in Poland last season, was the rock on James' high-school team at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron. In James' book on his high school team, "Shooting Stars," James calls Joyce "a brother" and King James nicknamed him "The General."

The Knicks, who have no point guards on their roster other than Toney Douglas, are willing to pull out all the stops for James and probably would be willing to offer Joyce even a training-camp invitation - if that's what it would take.

In case you're wondering, Joyce currently plays for Anwil Wloclawek in Poland, a team that's actually about to compete in the Polish league finals. He averages 8.3 points and 3.6 assists in about 20 minutes per game for them off the bench. That's right, he doesn't even start. For a Polish team. 

I'd mock this further, but at the same time, nobody knows how LeBron works. Maybe this actually will make a difference. Who knows? ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

(Sorry, I know that joke is overused. Carry on).

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