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THE NY POST REPORTS:
The "King" may be close to finding his castle.
LeBron James has checked out several West Village townhouses, raising the hopes of city hoops fans that world's greatest basketball player could be playing for the Knicks next season.
"King James" has fallen in love with one of Manhattan's most coveted neighborhoods -- which is just minutes from his other potential future home, Madison Square Garden -- said a broker who showed him the luxurious pads.
"He seems to be set on that neighborhood," big-league broker Dolly Lenz told The Post.
That's in part because the townhouses won't make the 6'8" Akron native worry about ducking when entering a room.
DOWNTOWN SHOT: LeBron James toured this townhouse during a Village house-hunting trip.
"His main concern is ceiling heights," Lenz said.
One of the addresses the current Cleveland Cavalier star toured was 23 Perry Street, where "Piano Man" Billy Joel and his ex-wife, celebrity chef Katie Lee, lived.
The four-floor townhouse, which is listed at $12.95 million, has been featured in numerous glossy magazines and one of Lee's best-selling cookbooks.
It has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and the master suite has a private, landscaped terrace to check out the un-Akron-like views.
The 4,000-square-foot home also includes a fireplace, elevator, indoor pool, and a garden with a sound system.
There's custom cabinets and wine storage in a kitchen literally built for a chef.
The two-time MVP also took a peek at a 63rd-floor apartment in the Time Warner Building in Columbus Circle. That home, which includes floor-to-ceiling windows, is on the market for $14.95 million.
James wasn't just in town to house-hunt, however.
Last Thursday, he was at nightclub Avenue where Mary J. Blige sang a few numbers at the table next to him, Page Six reported.
He then watched the US World Cup match Saturday at Serafina on the Upper East Side while the whole restaurant gawked at the potential savior of the city's basketball franchise.
SO DO YOU THINK LEBRON IS COMING TO NYC?