With the New York Knicks continuing to lose games (currently 10-21), it’s only a matter of time when the media finally decides to put Carmelo Anthony in a chokehold with all the negative criticism and literally sway him out of New York.
If Carmelo Anthony were to opt out of his final year with the New York Knicks, sources claim that the All-Star forward has a short-list of teams he would love to play for.
The top three teams “Melo” is interested in playing for are the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Chicago Bulls.
Carmelo Anthony wants to win no matter the circumstance and most importantly, wants to land in a big-market so that he could continue to advertise all his business ventures.
So what does that mean now for the Knicks and Anthony?
All reports are now pointing to Carmelo Anthony possibly leaving New York once the season is over. Heck, even a Knicks’ teammate that had played with Carmelo had already predicted “Melo’s” departure.
“I think he’s leaving. I’ve played with Melo for a long time and he knows he can’t win here. At this stage, all he wants to do is win. That’s why he’ll leave.”
Sure, New York could certainly turn around and re-sign Anthony to a max contract after this season is complete, but that notion is quickly starting to diminish.
Marc Berman of the New York Post confirmed this information by explaining why it’s highly possible for Carmelo Anthony to leave New York. It boils down to “Melo” not wanting to be the laughing stock of the league and with the Knicks. Anthony is claimed to be “very sensitive” and does not want to be the next Stephon Marbury. Knicks fans heckled the pride of Coney Island (Marbury) to the point of no return.
As the leader of any NBA team, it’s normal for the captain to receive the majority of negative criticism. LeBron James received an abundant amount during his first few years in Miami.
However, in Anthony’s case, “Melo” seems like he just doesn’t want to hear it anymore.
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