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LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

Posted on: January 18, 2011 12:02 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 12:06 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Carmelo Anthony spoke to Sports Illustrated recently for a piece that's set to be in this week's issue. And guess what Carmelo was asked about. Not his favorite winter accessory items, which is a shame because I really want to know.

Anthony said he talks to Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. But Melo isn't letting their ways of doing things influence him, most specifically LeBron. Melo said, "I would never go about it the way LeBron did it. If he could do it all over again, he wouldn't do it that way-he would do it a totally different way, I can guarantee you that."

The most interesting part to me though, is what LeBron reportedly said to Carmelo at his wedding. A lot was made about Chris Paul's toast where he talked about coming to New York to form a big three with Melo and Amar'e Stoudemire, but there was another interesting thing said.
What has gone unreported is that the scene was set by James, who on his way into the wedding was jeered by New Yorkers for shunning the Knicks two nights earlier during the live telecast of The Decision. 'If you want any chance against us in Miami,' he joked to Anthony, 'you'd better team up with Stoud in New York.'"
That was most definitely a joke from LeBron, but I'm sure it's stuck in Carmelo's mind. Anthony has talked a lot about how he wants to win a title and is going to go where he feels he has that chance. Denver has been a good team the past five years and by all appearances, will continue to be good. But Carmelo doesn't feel like the Nuggets have the weapons to get over the edge. He probably feels like he needs another star next to him. Like Amar'e. So maybe that joke has hung with Melo during this.

Which makes you of course wonder about what New Jersey has to offer. There's no star there waiting to play alongside Carmelo. Just Brook Lopez. So when people say Melo would have to be sold on the Nets' plan, it kind of starts making more and more sense.

Melo reiterated the goals he has for himself again, saying that his main ambition is to win a championship. But interestingly, he has a few other things on his mind. The article says that Melo wants to "presumably improve his Q rating," move closer to home (he was born in Brooklyn and raised in Baltimore) and last but obviously not least, he wants to cash in big time. He was asked if it's important for him to sign the three-year $65 million extension before a potential July lockout and Anthony said, "That's my goal."

This man has a lot of goals.

Melo said he fully believes that he'll be traded by the Feb. 24 trade deadline. It looked like things were tilting for a deal to be done this week, but again, we might be watching the talk Heat up only to fizzle out. But Feb. 24 is just a little over a month away. Hang in there.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 4:42 pm

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

LOL, that might make the T'Wolves a 4 or 5 seed at best.  By the way, has Rubio ever played in the NBA?  No......  

Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2011 12:22 pm

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

Melo has not budged all that much from his stance that he wants out of Denver and preferably to the Knicks.  He is not pulling a Lebron and saying the right things and then choosing to do another thing that we all know he wanted to do all along.  I really don't see a whole bunch of similarities outside of the fact that Melo, like Lebron, has figured out he isn't good enough to win without going to play with other all stars.  

And the funniest part of all this is that neither the Knicks, the Heat, or the Nuggets will be a factor in the NBA finals.  Well at least not on the one is stopping them from buying a ticket to the game.

And who the hell tells someone at their wedding that their place of work sucks? Lebron is such an egomaniacal tool.

Since: Mar 19, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 12:16 pm

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

He should go to the T-wolves. Rubio, Love, Beasley, Darko. Thats spells CHAMPIONSHIP. Admit it. 

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:47 am

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

I wouldn't exactly call him a coward but I understand where your coming from. Melo didn't want to come out and say he wanted out because he knew the fans would get on him good.

Now he's saying that he might want to resign with the Nuggets. No way do the Nuggets want to play that game. Let Melo get to FA then act like dopes to try to keep him then when he leaves the Nuggets get nothing.

Since: Jan 19, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:42 am

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

I agree, but you never know he's been a cowerd for the last couple of months by saying that he never said he wanted to be traded man up and say you dont want to play Denver ! Tell you what if the trade go down with Nets he will have two players at the back end of there careers (Billiups,Hamilton) and a bench that couldnt beat Duke so if the east coast is what he wants lets give it to him!

Since: Jan 19, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:35 am

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

The only way that happends is if the Nuggets trade him there, the Knicks dont have anybody that the Nuggets want other then Stoudemire so another team would have to get involved bottom line is the Nuggets need to trade him as soon as possible cause being a Nuggets fan lately has been tough .  He's definitly not the same player as last year taking nothin but jump shots, basicly not trying as hard just cause he dont want to be here. GO ON AND GET !!!! 

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 11:01 am

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'


So is Houston.

gulf coast anyway.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 11:38 pm

Only a Moron Would Take Advice From James........

"Dung Boy" James has made more PR mistakes this year than you can count.  So why would anyone listen to this moron's advice.  Only a dunce would put stock in anything that "Dung Boy" has to offer.  If Carmelo was smart, he'd be insisting that the trade go to the Clippers where he could play along side Blake Griffin, Gordon, Davis, etc.  They have the young talent and Chris Kaman to deal to Denver.  His wife would be in LA where she could live in Beverly Hills and work making her next loser reality show.  It makes more sense than going to the Knicks or Nets, even in spite of Donald Sterling being the owner.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2011 11:30 pm

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

I hear Melo is going to do something unheard of...he is going to have a 60 minute special on ESPN announcing where he is going to take his talents...can't wait for that!

Since: Nov 26, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2011 9:30 pm

LeBron to Melo: 'You better team up with Stoud'

How about not posting any more Carmelo stories until he's traded. Please?
This thing has taken on a life of it's own and is almost as over played as Mel Gibson being drunk and making anti-semetic comments about Jews or Mel (allegedly) hitting his girlfriend, etc. Just come with the facts and leave it there. If we all know Carmelo's going to be traded by Feb.24, then space these stories out over a few days. It's like a trainwreck, you don't want to see it, but can't help but look at it. I promise you this who Carmelo to the Nets lunacy isn't improving his Q rating one bit. So, if that's one of his goals, then he may want to take more of an active role instead of insulting our intelligence by trying to make us believe he doesn't want to leave Denver in the worst way.

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