Carmelo Anthony: Could New York Knicks Let Melo Be Traded to Los Angeles Lakers?

February 12th, 2011 by Justin Pelletier Leave a reply »
No team in sports enjoys more undeserved acclaim than the New York Knicks. Somehow, the Knicks have managed to convince the sporting public that they are an elite franchise despite the fact that they won the NBA championship only twice in their 66-years of existence and are currently suffering a 38-season drought! Even Chicago Cubs fans feel bad for them.

So imagine you’re a Knicks fan and catch wind that Carmelo Anthony wants to come to the Big Apple. Now, if “The Decision” fiasco has taught us anything, it’s that huge stars can go anywhere they want.

So when Melo said that his "ultimate dream" would be to play in New York, it seemed like such a lock he would play for the Knicks that New York management didn’t find it urgent to actually make the trade.

And why should they? It’s not like Denver had any other options. Carmelo made it clear that he wanted to go to New York and team with Amar’e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton to form a team that would have a chance to hang with the Eastern Conference elite.  New Jersey was not an option. There were no other options, until there was.

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