comp article on linkLeBron & Carmelo: Killing the Future of the NBA
08.17.10 at 11:13 AM
We've all heard/read about and subsequently hated LeBron James dumping Cleveland on national television and "taking [his] talents to South Beach." Now another superstar is preparing to ditch the team that drafted him for greener pastures.
This could ultimately destroy the NBA.
Reports early this week are that Carmelo Anthony wants to leave Denver and launch his own summer sweepstakes. There have been rumors that he has always wanted to play for the Knicks, and it appears now that he's ready to force the Nuggets to make the decision that the Raptors and Cavs could not last year: trade their best player.
In fact, New Orleans point guard Chris Paul, who also allegedly asked for a trade earlier this summer, reportedly made a comment about Anthony going to Madison Square Garden as part of his toast at Anthony's wedding earlier this summer. A wedding that the owner of the Nuggets attended.
Unfortunately, what none of these young egomaniacs realize is that they are killing the future of the game that's paying them so well..............
For the next five years, the league could realistically consider consolidating Toronto, Cleveland and Detroit into one franchise, and they still wouldn't compete.