Turmoil on the hardwood breeds trade rumors, with none bigger than the one saying the reigning champions reportedly turned down a trade with the New York Knicks for Carmelo Anthony – a longtime friend of James – in exchange for Kevin Love.
The four-time Most Valuable Player was asked for his initial thoughts upon hearing that such an offer was put on the table.
“I have no reaction. We’ve got 14 guys in here. They need to be ready every night. What we got in here, we gotta play. Can’t play fantasy basketball,” James said. “We got who we got, and we gotta go out and play.”
Sometimes I feel kind of harsh the way I bash Carmelo Anthony every chance I get. But then there are moments like this where I am completely validated and reassured that I’m not the only one who hates Carmelo. Last time it was Jim Boeheim coming out of the vapors to say that Melo will never win a chip. Now it’s LeBron basically saying ‘uh yea, we’re better off without that asshole’.
How awful do you think Carmelo feels that the one player he has been compared to his entire career, the one player he’s strived to match in both accolades and respect, does not want to play basketball with him. That’s like me being constantly compared to (insert funny internet writer’s names here) and when he’s asked about us combining websites he says “Eh, I’d rather struggle with my site then have King Lester anywhere near me.
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