Rangers beat reporter Rick Carpiniello made a very interesting statement when it came to LeBron’s decision last night, on his blog today:â†µ
5) Rangersfans should be happy that LeBron didn’t come to the Garden. Otherwise your boys would forever be on MSG-Plus or MSG-4 or whatever on nights when the Knicks were playingâ†µ
Incidentally I never really thought about it, but Carp is right. LeBron coming to New York would completely push the Rangers onto the back-burner in terms of TV attention and attention from owner James Dolan.â†µ
So for all the fans who don’t get MSG-plus—and really to all Ranger fans in general—be thankful that LeBron said “no” to New York. It keeps your team in the spotlight that he refused.