Thursday , Dec , 04 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron James: Rumors a Distraction to Knicks, Not Us

 LeBron James isn’t bothered by the unending onslaught of questions about his free-agent future. He’s sure his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates don’t mind them either.

However, James thinks one team is tired of hearing about whether he’ll end up in New York.

"It’s a distraction for the Knicks," he said. "It’s not a distraction for us — we’re good."

James’ plans in two years — he can hit the free-agent market on July 1, 2010 — have become a daily topic in New York. The Knicks are 8-9 and have already made two trades this season to clear salary cap space so they can make a run at James, the biggest name in a stellar free-agent class that could include Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Tracy McGrady, Steve Nash, Yao Ming, Dirk Nowitzki, Michael Redd and Ray Allen.