NBA Rumors: Why Carmelo Anthony Needs to Say No To the N.J. Nets

September 24th, 2010 by Lou Georgalas Leave a reply »
Carmelo Anthony a N.J. Net. The sound of it alone is enough to turn your stomach but can you imagine the star forward donning a Net's uniform?

Anthony, who has made it very clear that his first choice is to be a N.Y. Knick, holds all the playing cards here. If he wants to be a Knick, he will be, and it's as simple as that. There is absolutely no reason for him to accept Denver's plea of a "compromise" trade proposal. This is the most absurd, ridiculous statement I have ever heard from a professional sports franchise.

Their ploy to convince him that this is the only way he will get his $65 million extension and get into the metropolitan N.Y. market is nonsense, and I hope Carmelo realizes just how much leverage he truly has. Here are the facts that face the Denver Nuggets:

He wants to be a N.Y. Knick, and call the world's most famous arena his home He does not want to be a N.J. Net. I repeat, he does not want to be a N.J. Net He will be a distraction in training camp with the constant focus surrounding his future He can refuse to sign a contract extension and play out his final season under c ...

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