Miami Heat Planning To Go After Carmelo Anthony. Clearly Trying To Make Me Retire From NBA Fandom

Posted: June 12, 2014 in Basketball, Knicks, Sports, Uncategorized
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ESPN-  The Miami Heat’s immediate focus remains overcoming a 2-1 NBA Finals deficit to the San Antonio Spurs, but discussions have begun within the organization about trying to grow their so-called Big Three into a Big Four, according to sources close to the situation.

Sources told ESPN.com that Heat officials and the team’s leading players have already started to explore their options for creating sufficient financial flexibility to make an ambitious run at adding New York Knicks scoring machine Carmelo Anthony this summer in free agency.

The mere concept would require the star trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to all opt out of their current contracts by the end of the month and likely take further salary reductions in new deals that start next season to give Miami the ability to offer Anthony a representative first-year salary. The Heat also are prevented from making any formal contact with Anthony until July 1 and can do so then only if he opts out of the final year of his current contract. Anthony has until June 23 to notify the Knicks of his intentions, according to sources.

Being tortured by the most famous and beloved player in NBA history in my youth?  A huge bummer.

Watching my favorite team lose some of the most painful games when sports still meant a little too much?  That was tough.

Seeing my team bottom out the last 10 years, pin its hopes to signing the best player since MJ, and then seeing that player go to an arch-rival and win multiple championships?  Almost bad enough to just give up all together.

But THIS would be rock bottom.  Seeing my favorite team acquire my favorite player in college basketball history and then have him abandon the team to join LeBron and the EVIL Pat Riley down in Miami.  Sooner or later you just have to ask yourself “is it all worth it”?  Pat Riley truly is The Devil.

Or at least Derek from Step Brothers.  Pure evil.  That seems like a fair comparison.

PS- Just like Steve Kerr, if Melo doesn’t want to be in NYC, then beat it.  You have to WANT to be in New York to win in New York.  If you don’t have “it” in you, then we don’t want you here.

PSS- Please don’t go, Melo.  I’m sorry.

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