Friday , Mar , 13 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Larry Hughes: LeBron James Unlikely to Sign with Knicks

Hughes, who revisits Cleveland Sunday for the first time as a Knick when they close their Rust-Belt Tour, told The Post he thinks there’s a good chance James will stay in Cleveland, possibly signing a contract extension this summer.

"I think it would be a tough situation for him to actually leave everything," Hughes said. "It’s set up for him there, being from the area [and] taking that team as far as he’s taken them. He’s the face of the organization. He’s the face of sports in that city. It would be tough."

Nevertheless, Hughes said the Knicks could be James’ next choice if he doesn’t re-sign with the Eastern Conference leaders.