“I’m not some top 40 song, easily digestible. I’m complex, and require multiple listens. I’m Stairway to Heaven.”
- Ted Mosby
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This summer’s NBA free agency is gonna ultimately determine whether or not I’m going to have Carmelo Anthony as my favorite player. I’ve been a fan of him for years and always rooted for him over LeBron since the beginning. Their rivalry is probably the best I’ve ever been alive to see (blah blah Larry Bird/Magic Johnson I wasn’t alive for it don’t cry about it). It’s the battle between the most athletic and physically imposing player the league has ever seen in LeBron James against the part-time chub master who happens to be really gifted offensively. They’re always being compared to and clearly LeBron has overshadowed Melo with his MVPs and championships. Melo even ended up third in their draft because Detroit decided to gamble on Darko and well that ended up being a disaster and Detroit has sucked ever since they won in ‘04. One of the primary reasons I like Melo is that he really developed the technical aspects of his game and he has one of the prettiest jump shots I’ve seen. But one thing I’ve questioned is what motivates him. Is he into the money and fame or is he into basketball and championships? This summer will decide that for me.
This free agency I am crossing all my fingers and toes for him to go to Chicago. Imagine this starting 5: Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony, Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah. That is like some grade A hacks right there, there is pretty much no weakness in that unit. Jimmy Butler can only get better at his perimeter shooting after he KILLED me in FG PCT this past year in fantasy basketball. Nigga put some glasses on if you have to, wow. But to be fair, he does play like 45 minutes like every fucking game. He’s some typa monster for sure.
If he goes to the Lakers. I will officially lose all my respect for him. It’s not even because I’ve always hated the Lakers (despite living in LA my whole life). It’s about him going to play in the west side spotlight and the only real motivation is to get that max contract. There’s no chance of him winning shit over there, it’s clearly about the money. He’s rich as fuck already and he’s still going after those max contracts? You get endorsements too probably oh my god. Do you even care about championships or are you just full of shit and after the money? I can’t root for a greedy bitch who has no aspirations of overcoming the shitty criticisms he gets from casual fans. Sure he’s not the best defensive player, a player can have weaknesses right? His weakness would be minimized in the Chicago team anyway. This guy argued with me once that he plays zero defense and doesn’t rebound. I had him for fantasy last year, and the dude got me over 8 rebs a game. Watch some games before you even speak to me about basketball dude smh.
If he stays in New York. I won’t necessarily hate him, but I’ll definitely not be happy about it. I’ll have to think long and hard about whether I’ll wanna be a Knicks fan once again because I’m pretty over them. They traded Tyson away (fine, he’s overpaid but he’s one of the team’s most likable players). They still have Bargnani because well, they were stupid enough to sign him and now they’re stuck with his pathetic defense and overall softness. And everyone thought he was supposed to be the next Dirk Nowitzki. I feel like I’ll end up becoming a Blazers fan if he stays in New York. That’s a legit team right there, I’d buy either Lillard or Aldridge’s jersey once I’ve made my decision. I also recently lost my Knicks snapback, so like, whatever. Another thing: I don’t care for Fisher as the head coach and I’m not all over Phil Jackson’s nuts like everyone else is.
Basketball is serious business. It’s pretty much as heartbreaking as Game of Thrones except the NBA is much more predictable and no one dies in it.
Melo in a nutshell if he joins the Lakers or stays with the Knicks:
…except it won’t be that funny to me.@2 weeks ago with 2 notes
|me:||no one likes me|
|someone:||I like you|
|me:||no one likes me|