Famous New Yorkers Hold Court for King James (WEBway Wednesday Video)

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OK, sports fans, we’re at the home stretch. At midnight tonight, LeBron James (aka King James), will become a free agent and will start courting suitors in an attempt to possibly find a new court.

C'mon LeBron - Bring the King to NYC

Will he become a Bull?  A member of the Heat? Or a Knickerbocker?

Every New Yorker from the Bronx to the Battery is hoping that James will succumb to the very public campaign by some of New York’s most famous residents (including Mayor Bloomberg, “Today Show” host Matt Lauer, the Mister Softee guy, Al Sharpton, and even the ladies over at Promises, Promises), officially bite the apple, and join the Knicks.

Bloomberg says he’s shilling for James to “C’Mon” to New York because having him play here would add $57.8 million to the city economy.  Just think of how many Spider-Mans we could get for that!

So, for today’s WEBWay Wednesday, I give you some of the greatest tunes about our fair city. And whether or not we get LeBron, we’re still a helluva town.


Frank Sinatra singing the Kander & Ebb classic “New York, New York”

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis love New York in “Every Street's a Boulevard” by Jule Styne and Bob Hilliard from the Broadway musical Hazel Flagg.


A younger Sinatra with Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin in Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s ode to New York, "On the Town."


The late Jerry Orbach performing the classic “Lullaby of Broadway” with the company of 42nd Street at the Tony Awards.

So you see, LeBron? If you'd just c'mon...you'd be able to go to sleep to sweet sounds of the lullaby of Broadway every night!

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