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(Fox News)   Carmelo Anthony calls Houston's contract offer to Jeremy Lin 'ridiculous'. Seems appropriate since Carmelo knows all about ridiculous contracts   (latino.foxnews.com ) divider line
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934 clicks; posted to Sports » on 16 Jul 2012 at 1:52 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-16 04:16:53 PM  
2 votes:

js34603: Carmelo is supposed to be some elite wing player (ya a small forward that can score but do nothing else...such a rarity in the NBA), he shiat all over the team that drafted him way worse than Lebron did, his former team actually got better without him, and he's never won squat in the NBA.


I honestly have no idea what you are talking about. How did Melo shiat all over his team worse than LeBron? What does that mean?

Melo worked to get the Nuggets a lot in return for him. He did the exact opposite of LeBron, who abandoned them for nothing. That's the REASON the nuggets stayed decent after he left, because he helped them get a bunch of good pieces back in a trade.

If anything, blame Melo for helping the Nuggets out TOO much, and thus hurting the Knicks. Melo could have probably forced himself over and let the Knicks keep some of the trade pieces (or just joined in free agency)
2012-07-16 11:30:57 PM  
1 vote:
I don't get why people are shiatting on the Rockets giving Asik 5m/5m/15m which actually translates to a little over 8m for three seasons. Asik is a great defender (statistically something like 95th percentile in pick and roll defense by points allowed per possession) and plays hard. 8m for a center that does that and can protect the rim is a reasonable contract.

Criticism of offering Lin that much is warranted; however, the Rockets have been basically the best team in the NBA at identifying and developing relatively unheard of PGs over the past 3-4 seasons. I'll give them a pass on this one if they think Lin can pass muster.

Also the Knicks are a terribly run franchise and James Dolan should feel bad at night before he goes to sleep.
2012-07-16 11:08:29 PM  
1 vote:
It must be tough for an Asian player to be naked in a NBA lockerroom.
2012-07-16 05:52:31 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder what Carmelo's thoughts are on the $65MM his buddy Amare will be making over the next 3 years.

A 6'10" power forward whose game is built around athleticism who is no longer athletic.
2012-07-16 04:41:28 PM  
1 vote:

dragonchild: Bill Frist: Melo has played for many years, is one of the league's best iso scorers (one fo the best ever even)

Melo is very talented, but only a portion of that talent translates into on-court production. It's not hard to find a HoF forward that beats him in every meaningful statistic, if not ALL of them. As a player he sits firmly in that gray area between "good" and "great". Which would be fine if he didn't act like he's already great.


I don't thin you need to defend melo or think that he is a HOF player or whatever to think that his contracts have not been "ridiculous."

With the way the CBA is, many worse players (and less marketable players) than him get max contract deals.
2012-07-16 04:27:57 PM  
1 vote:

Bill Frist: Yi Jianlian is actually from China, not just Chinese American, but have his recent teams had some gigantic Asian market boost from having him?


Maybe because he doesn't even get playing time and he isn't good.
2012-07-16 04:25:57 PM  
1 vote:

Levarien: comes to 58 million and change for year 3 alone.


although to be fair, this assumes the Knicks wouldn't be unable to unload one of these contracts before that time. If the Knicks team isn't winning, they should be able to move Amare or Chandler or Lin.

Knicks should take the gamble. Lin likely won't get you a championship, but Felton DEFINITELY won't.
2012-07-16 03:40:43 PM  
1 vote:
Carmelo is just butthurt that every basketball article in New York isn't about him currently. Notice how Lin's production went down the second Carmelo came back from injury. Maybe that has something to do with Carmelo bringing the ball up the court, dribbling around for 20 seconds and the heaving up a bad shot. Knicks went from being dynamic to 4 guys standing around waiting for the Carmelo fade-away.

I think Lin is a solid player that will help any team he's on win. Carmelo, not so much.
2012-07-16 03:38:38 PM  
1 vote:
"It's not up to me," Anthony said with a laugh

so shut the fark up already!
2012-07-16 03:03:08 PM  
1 vote:

js34603: Yet there are not pages after pages of butthurt on Fark about Carmelo not being clutch, or quitting on his team


Because he's a non factor compared to LeBron, that's why. No one expects shiat out of Melo at this point.
2012-07-16 02:56:58 PM  
1 vote:
Is Carmelo like Bizarro Lebron or what?

Carmelo is supposed to be some elite wing player (ya a small forward that can score but do nothing else...such a rarity in the NBA), he shiat all over the team that drafted him way worse than Lebron did, his former team actually got better without him, and he's never won squat in the NBA.

Yet there are not pages after pages of butthurt on Fark about Carmelo not being clutch, or quitting on his team, or forcing Denver to trade him to a better market. He's got all the worst aspects of Lebron with none of the success.
2012-07-16 02:45:06 PM  
1 vote:
Don't worry 'Melo. You'll still get your money, all the attention, except when you're losing, then everyone should get it, and Stephen A. Smith will slob your knob on national TV every night. Don't worry about winning, you've got it all.
2012-07-16 02:28:40 PM  
1 vote:
The Knicks have been ridiculous. I'm going to enjoy watching the Nets take over New York.
2012-07-16 02:24:51 PM  
1 vote:

Rwa2play: The Knicks should've offered a max contract at him; but they were following Steve Nash around hoping he'd sign with them.


A max contract for a guy with 25 games of experience on your team?

That would have been even more insane than the Houston offer sheet.
2012-07-16 02:22:49 PM  
1 vote:
Toronto radio station was asking this question this morning based on carmelos reaction ..

"Would he have said the same thing about a black nba players contract?"

Essentially they were implying racial tension in the locker room and that some of the players were upset that lin was getting celeb status for those few weeks...
2012-07-16 02:21:49 PM  
1 vote:
I'll translate this for Melo:

"The Knicks better not re-sign him, I didn't like Lin getting my attention"
2012-07-16 02:01:45 PM  
1 vote:

ourbigdumbmouth: It's Ok, this gives Jason Kidd a chance to finally get his day in the spot light.


The police cruiser's spot light?
2012-07-16 12:56:02 PM  
1 vote:
As much as I dislike Carmelo Anthony, he's right about that contract being ridiculous.
2012-07-16 12:52:49 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe if Melo wasn't such an immature prick of a person, he would have more than just his Syracuse ring right now.

\and as it is, we all know that Boeheim sold his soul to the devil for that one
 
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