by Marcel Mutoni

The talk surrounding the free agent class of ’10 is absolutely out of control; I shudder at the thought of what it’ll be like 18 months from now. One person who seems to be getting a kick out of the whole thing, though, is the guy causing everyone to lose their minds.

After the New York Knickerbockers gutted their team last week in an obvious effort to clear cap space for the summer of 2010, LeBron James offered his 2-cents on the matter. From the Plain Dealer:

“[The media] did care about the guys that were coming to the Knicks, huh?” James said with a smile before the Cavs took on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. “I figured that’s what would happen.”

“2010 is a big summer, really big summer,” James said. “It’s two years away but time goes fast. We’ll see what happens.”

To give you an idea of just how far-reaching the madness has become, LeBron’s zip code of choice two years from now is of such import that it’s starting to affect free agency in Major League Baseball.

C.C. Sabathia, the biggest free agent name in baseball this offseason, is reportedly going to base at least some of his decision on where LeBron decides to hoop in a couple of years. Well, that’s what ESPN is saying anyway.

The fun continues tomorrow night when the Cavs visit New York.