NBA Summer 2010 drama continues
By Jason Padin
We all thought it was said and done when LeBron James announced the most anticipated answer in sports—to try his chances at winning a championship with the Miami Heat and overlooking the New York Knicks.
The Miami Heat Big 3 of Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and James became reality and made it just a little bit harder for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers to repeat next season.
The drama that is the NBA Summer of 2010 continues, when at a wedding ceremony for Denver Nuggets All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, friend and New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul allegedly announced during a toast that they will create their own Big 3.
The latest news from various media outlets confirms that CP3 has met and spoken with Donnie Walsh and the Knicks. Inside sources say he has been very upfront with the Hornets about being traded now, seeing as how the team isn't going to win anytime soon.
The Knicks have acquired Amar'e Stoudemire already. With the acquisition of Paul, the only missing piece would be Carmelo. Melo respects the organization that brought him up and has said in the past that he will fulfill his last year of the contract in Denver. Other teams interested in Paul include the Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Lakers. Well, they at least happen to be on his wishlist and face it—anyone would be interested in one of the best players in the league. Period.
The Knicks blew it with LeBron and traded fan-favorite David Lee to acquire cap space for big players like LBJ and others. And although they received nice consolation prizes spite of not getting No. 6, there are no big names for a center stage city that deserves a true marquee player like Paul or Melo.
Will the Knicks pull the trigger?
Will Melo follow?
Allan Houston is likely to be announced as the new General Manager of the Knicks as well. At least it's not Isiah Thomas.
The NBA Summer of 2010 drama continues...
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