Carmelo Anthony is finally a New York Knick.
I mean it.
Eight months after LeBron’s “Decision,” fans of the NBA witnessed another player essentially hold the league hostage.
As the Denver Post reported late Monday night, Anthony, who led SU to the 2003 National Championship, finally got his wish and was sent to New York in a three team deal involving Denver, New York and Minnesota.
Sure he said the right things, smiled, kissed babies and shook hands. But at the end of the day, he was another player who stomped his feet, folded his arms and pouted until he got his way.
Yes, Carmelo, you can have your cake and it eat it, too. (Or in this case, a “$60 million plus” cake.)
The Knicks gave up Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Nuggets in addition to a few extra picks and some change.
Along with Anthony, New York would acquire Chauncey Billups, Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo Balkman.
New York also sent Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry to Minnesota as part of the deal. In exchange, the Knicks will get Corey Brewer.
And to think, all these headaches, all this heartache and all because of one guy.
One guy who just had to have it this way.
Mike Lacett is a Senior Columnist at The Juice Online. He also hosts “The Bud and the Manchild” Show on The Score 1260 in Syracuse. See more at http://www.espnradio1260.com/