It’s Deja Vu all over again. Last year around this team, I was talking about how LeBron James was going to be a free agent but he would never leave Cleveland, and if he did, it was doubtful he would come to the Nets. Then the Nets were bought by a Russian billionaire who aggresively said he wanted to win it all and five years and LeBron decided to take his “talents to South Beach” to hang out with his friends for a few years to see if he could finally do what he couldn’t do on his own in Cleveland.
So now the debate rages on with Carmelo Anthony. Denver has put an extension on the table, and the longer Melo goes without taking it, the more you have to think he’s going to test free agency next summer. And like LeBron, the Knicks are already considering themselves front runners, though as a Brooklyn native, I personally think the Nets should be in that conversation more. But what does Melo say when asked about all that?:
“Obviously everybody knows that I’m loyal to the Denver community and to the Denver Nuggets. I’ve shown that over my seven-year stint here. I don’t think nobody can question that,” Anthony said during a break at his annual basketball camp. “But at this point in time, I’ve got to do what’s best for me and my family. If it’s taking my time, figuring out if I want to take that extension or not, then that’s what I’ve got to do.”
Yeah, where have I heard this all before?