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Did The Rangers Dodge A Bullet When LeBron Snubbed Knicks?

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Rangers beat reporter Rick Carpiniello made a very interesting statement when it came to LeBron’s decision last night, on his blog today:

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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 playing

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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.

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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.