NBA’s Changing Face of Free Agency: Form a Big Three

February 26th, 2011 by Greg Starddard Leave a reply »
Melo wasn't budging, and there was very little anyone could do about it. 

He wanted the bright lights of Broadway, and nothing was getting in his way. Not the Denver Nuggets. Not the New Jersey Nets. Not La La Vasquez, George Carl or East Baltimore.

The list goes on and on. In fact, Carmelo Anthony is just the latest NBA superstar to say, "I'm gonna pick the team and city where I want to live and create another dynasty."

Today's free agent wants a championship yesterday, and they'll do anything to get it.

Melo figures he's part two of the New York Knicks' pending "Big Three." Conventional wisdom has New Orleans point guard Chris Paul joining the Knicks as a free agent this summer and thus creating another trio of superstars.

The Boston Celtics sort of did it a few years ago. General Manager Danny Ainge is credited with teaming Kevin "KG" Garnett, Paul "The Truth" Pierce, and Ray "Jesus Shuttlesworth" Allen, but you can't tell me those three ballers weren't thinking about forming a big three.

Let's get a grip here. They knew what they were doing, and more power to them; it led to a championship.
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