NBA All Star Weekend- Hollywood Style
We have a big weekend coming up. For basketball fans it is a heaven sent with the NBA All Star Games. If you are a Denver Nuggets fan, a New York Knicks fan, or a New Jersey Nets fan, you are just wishing Carmelo Anthony will make up his mind and send a clear message as to what he is going to do.
We do not want a repeat of the Lebron James situation. The Nuggets have to do a trade because if they don’t, Carmelo Anthony will leave at the end of the season and they get nothing. They cannot risk that. The approach of the Knicks is correct. Why would they trade away all their players except Amar’e?
The Nuggets are being unreasonable and if they keep it up Anthony needs to stay put until July and then leave for the Knicks where he will have all the pieces in place.
The All Star Game is going to be great and I think the East has enough star power to get a big win. Kobe is going to play well for sure, the party is in his house. He is going to put on a show.
Carmelo Anthony and the New Jersey Nets- Take Two!
Carmelo Anthony is linked to the New Jersey Nets again and that is making Knicks fans concerned. The people who claim to know what is really going on behind closed doors with the new York Knicks, say Denver is asking for too much. Are they really asking for too much? I don’t think so. I think the problem is that the Knicks do not have a deep bench, and the fact that only eight players are in their rotation confirms this. If the Nuggets take three of their starters, that leaves Amar’e and one other player. The question then is, “Is Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony enough? Now contrast that with wha the Nets would have to do to get Carmelo. They would be giving up their young talent so who would Carmelo play with?
The Denver Nuggets are doing what is right for them. They do not want to be like the Toronto Raptors or the Cleveland Cavaliers. They want a trade rather than letting Anthony walk at the end of this season. That is why if the Knicks don’t make a move the Nets might have him for the remainder of the season. Carmelo Anthony is not going to stay in New Jersey because it will be worse than being in Denver. At least now he has Kenyon Martin, Billups, and a few others to keep the team relevant. He will have no one in New Jersey and he will have to be prepared to suffer for many years.
In sports as in life, everybody needs somebody sometimes. It was John Maxwell who said, “one is too small a number to achieve anything.” All the teams that had only one superstar was never able to win a championship until they got another “proven” superstar. Miami won when Dwayne wade got Shack and Alonzo Mourning. Boston won another championship when they got Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. Both those players were alone on their teams working hard every night and never won anything. It takes at least two. If two or three come together anything is possible. The New York Knicks need to get the deal done as soon as the NBA All Star Game 2011 is over.
Carmelo Drama with New Jersey Nets is Over
Hello people of the sports world and NBA basketball fans in particular. I hope you are having a great day so far. How many of you really thought the Carmelo Anthony trade to the Nets was going to happen? Come on now! This was just too good to be true. Why would Anthony go to a team that was going to trade away all their best players? Who would he play with when he got there? That’s the same question Lebron James had to answer at the end of his contract in Cleveland. Why go to a team where you are the only piece of the puzzle?
Now that the deal is off teams like the Knicks and the Bulls can look on their benches and see if they can make an offer. At least in the case of the Knicks they have Amare and at least five other good players that they could send one or two to Denver. They should not need to touch their starting five to get this done.
if they cannot get Carmelo without giving away everybody, then they should leave the “Melo” drama alone. If he wants to take his chances and wait to become a free agent, then so be it.
Prokorov is a sensible businessman. He said it was going to cost too much and there comes a time when no matter how much money you have, you still have to count the cost.
Danny Walsh, it’s time to get Lady Gaga in here for the Po-Po-Po-Po-Po-Poker Face.”