Lebron James set to make pick announcement
A day before LeBron James' decision, the NewYork Knicks believe they still have a chance. A team spokesman says the team has not been told it is out ofthe race for James, who is set to announce where he will play nextseason during an ESPN special on Thursday night. The Knicks made their pitch to James last Thursday in Clevelandand believe they became even more attractive to him when All-Starforward Amare Stoudemire agreed to sign with New York on Monday. Stoudemire said he'd try to recruit James to come along. Hewrote a message to James on Twitter on Wednesday, telling the MVPto join him in New York and saying "Oh let's do it!!" New York has enough salary cap space to sign two players tomaximum level contracts.Several other teams courted James, including the New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, the only NBA team he has ever played for. AP wire services contributed to this report.