Rumors Sell Tickets, Just Ask the Knicks
It’s not often that speculation can cause a season ticket sell-out, but that’s exactly what’s happened with the New York Knicks. We already told you how Madison Square Garden stock was soaring as a result of LeBron James rumors, and now CNBC has informed us that the Knicks have sold out their season tickets.
New York sold more than 3,400 season tickets before July 8th — the night of “The Decision” — so obviously the King James buzz had a huge impact. The Amare Stoudemire signing was supposedly responsible for the rest of the tickets being sold, but I think it’s safe to say the sailor suit-wearing Stoudemire wouldn’t have caused a sell-out without a little remaining hope that LeBron planned on joining him. What many are forgetting, however, is that the sell-out probably would have occurred one way or another, thanks in large part to Chris Paul and the Carmelo Anthony wedding.
According to the New York Post, Paul toasted to he, Anthony, and Stoudemire forming their “own Big 3” in the near future. Fans have a tendency to believe anything a player says, so when all is said and done I believe the Knicks would have sold out with or without the belief that LeBron James would venture to the Big Apple. If “super teams” are the future of the NBA, and it’s starting to look like they are, I see no reason these three can’t form the core of the next one. If I were a Knicks fan and heard the news about CP3’s toast, I’d have run out and bought a season ticket anyway.