Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 12:30 pm  |  39 responses

Carmelo Anthony: ‘I’d Never Go About it the Way LeBron Did’

What Melo is saying here, I believe, is not to expect “The Decision: Part Deux” from him. SI reports: “Carmelo Anthony describes his in-limbo situation as ‘complicated,’ but at least one aspect is simple: He learned a lesson about how not to leave his team from LeBron James. ‘I would never go about it the way LeBron did it,’ [Anthony said]. ‘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,’ added Anthony, who said he talks to James and fellow NBA stars Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade regularly.”

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  • http://www.boogiewillaims.com Boing Dynasty

    Melo is my dude, but demanding a trade mid-season is way more grimey than choosing to sign somewhere else after your contract runs out. Anyone else notice Vince Carter and Melo get passes for using slime tactics to get midseason trades and Lebron is forced to “embrace his new villain role”

  • robb

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz oh, are we still talking about that Melo trade?? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://fklsdf.com Jukai

    Yeah Melo, your a saint, throw three teams in limbo and messing with other players across the board. Total saint.

  • reflex

    It’s unfair to say Melo is demanding a trade. He isn’t going to sign an extension (as is his right to) so it’s in Denver’s very best interest to trade him.

  • mikee1680

    Uhhhh….you kinda are.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    If one is not a king, then one cannot partake in such kingly activities.

  • Robby

    Melo never demanded a trade, he just decided to opt out so that he has the option to be a free agent. never said he was leaving, he nuggets just want to get something in return in case he does

  • Jer-Dawg

    Insert foot in mouth! Melo, just stop talking like you proclaimed the other day, please! It’s prime fodder for media but fans are getting tired of it. We gonna trash you hard!

  • benno

    if he went to the nets then it would be the biggest mistake of his life!!!

  • LA Huey

    Melo basically told Denver ahead of time that he wasn’t re-upping with them so that they could get some value back for him.

  • scoopfromthahoop

    yawwwwwwn this is getting boring. Make the knicks trade happen and lets all move on shall we

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    NYK…thats all i gotta say

  • RMills31

    he’s already going about it the way Lebron did. How many televised interviews have we seen asking him where he’ll be and how many speculative reports have we seen regarding his desire to leave the team and requesting a trade since the commencement of the 2010-11 season? Add it all up, it may actually be a bit lengthier than said “Decision”

  • kc

    Melo you aren’t Lebron so you could never have done it like he did! No one would give you a prime time special much less even tune in to watch it. You have a team full of super talented players and still cant elevate them to the finals.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    As much as this whole thing is pissing me off…most of the posts here are right. He has not demanded a trade and he has been upfront about his plans from the begining. This is the opposite of le decision but no less irritating.

  • Mr. TKO

    What exactly is Melo doing wrong? He doesn’t want to sign an extension as is his right, and wants to wait until his contract expires which is also his right. He didn’t come up with a trade demand, he just said that he’s focused on the game and he’ll let the front office types handle that front office stuff.

    All this drama is Media created and the aftershocks of the Decision. He’s in the exact same position that Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Dirk, Amare, Boozer, Joe Johnson and whoever else were in last season, contract about to expire, option to explore other markets. Only difference is the fact that he’s the main free agent so people are trying to hype it up into something else

  • http://fklsdf.com Jukai

    Actually, when you say “I’m not signing an extension with you but I WILL sign an extension with a team in New York, hint hint” that’s SORT of asking for a trade.

  • zoom

    I still think he should just stop talking about it. No one has a gun to his head saying he has to answer questions from the media, who obviously want him to say something they can twist to make a story. Just say “next question”, Melo. It’s that simple.


    Melo no saint,but neither r the nuggs. Denver never gave melo a tru sidekick. And u can have all the talent n the world and it doesn’t matter. Take a look @ my 2000 blazer who n my opinion is the most talented nba team ever assembled. From 1-12. Now their downfall was no tru superstar player. They consisted of a bunch of sidekicks. Denver has that superstar n melo,but no legit sidekick. Billups and AI don’t count. Billups is past his prime and AI didn’t complement melo.(’04 pistons r the exception n this by the way)

  • Byebye

    Melo a good player but he is no Labron no wade no Kobe no c paul no Durant he prob the 10 th best player in the l and he is making it worse than the decision he told Denver he wasn’t signing the extension so Denver had find a team on the east coast he’d play for basically meaning the knicks or no trade. Melo is super nice but can he carry a team of nobodies like bron wade cpaul does let’s see

  • john

    why everyone think melo demanding a trade he didnt demand notthing he just wanted to keep his options open but denver dont want to risk him not signing it so they THINK he wont sign soo thats the only reason they want him gone melo wanted to play out this season and see who nuggs get in free agencey but they dont want to keep him so they asked him wat teams he likes and he told them thats it he never demanded a trade.

  • Byebye

    Plus Labron means money
    When there is a post about Labron on
    Any web site there is hundreds of comments
    What other player can say that

  • T-Money

    cmon guys, don’t be stupid. kobe bryant went into free agency genuinely not knowing if he were going to re-up or not – that’s why LA took their best shot and made him an offer which he accepted. if denver had ANY shot at keeping melo, they would try to re-sign him this summer. he has made it perfectly clear that he will not play in denver past this season. i actually don’t care about how he goes with his business but these are the facts. / also, no one would give a ish about a carmelo special tv show. cold hard truth.

  • http://nicekicks.com Meloman2.0

    first of all. Melo didnt demand a mid season trade, he didnt even demand a trade. He just refused to sign the extension in the summer. and can u blame him. this denver team reached it’s peak in 2009. they just keep getting older and more injured


    Put Carmelo Anthony alongside an All-Star big like Amar’e Stoudemire and with a floor general like Raymond Felton, and Carmelo will eventually start winning chips and Finals MVP’s… He’s the BIG TRUTH with ice water in his veins during winning time.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    He will sign with ny as a fa

  • DS44

    Melo needs to shut up and play ball!

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  • bbubbs

    broke ass haters giving opinion on what an nba SUPERSTAR should do.

    Media ask him questions and it gets compared to The Decision, give the man a break, haters

  • 1982

    There really isn’t a reason to hate on Melo, except the fact that he keeps opening his mouth, though its probably more the media’s fault than his. But just to clarify, is he referring to how Lebron made it to the Finals with the 8-32 Cavs? Or how Lebron said no to the Nets? Or how Lebron eventually accepted how he’s now viewed as a “villain,” while Carmelo tries to keep his marketing image clean by pretending that we’re all idiots and can’t tell he’s going to bolt as soon as he gets a good deal?

  • zoom

    I have a genuine question for the adults only: What exactly classifies a person as a “hater”? I mean, the word gets thrown around here very loosely. Apparently if you disagree with the actions of another person you are somehow a “hater”. I could be wrong. Maybe I’m not childish enough to understand.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Jukai posted: Oct. 13, 2010, 3:16pm:
    Eboy, if it means anything, nobody has ever asked me to write a Phoenix Suns preview. But in fairness, I’ve burned more bridges than a firebomb raid with the writers and editors here, soooooo…
    You were begging.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    ^ Damn. Shots fired!

  • greg

    denver is gonna have a ton of cap if they do this right because kenyon martin has a big expiring on top of melo being gone, if they take on an expiring they could overpay someone at the least lol

  • DemiGod

    Mello. shut yer face, youRe a chump. Thats why you deserve NJ & NJ deserves You.

  • Justin

    Pretty much everyone who said ‘Melo never asked for a trade is right. However, did Boing Dynasty really say Vince Carter got a pass? Really?


    Best thing for Carmelo Anthony to do is come out and say he’s no longer answering questions about a trade, but instead about the team he’s playing for. The real villain in all of this is the bitter Kroenke ownership who seems to have more passion for screwing Carmelo over in a trade, than they do in upgrading their own team to go for a championship. Bottom line Carmelo needs to slam on the brakes and no longer talk about trade with the media, and let the Nuggets know since they won‘t work with the Knicks, that he‘d like to opt for the free agency rout. Then Denver’s only Hail Mary hope is for a franchise tag in the next CBA, which likely never happens, and even if there is one an 8 year veteran like Carmelo Anthony who’s an unrestricted free agent will likely be protected from getting one placed on him.

  • http://nicekicks.com Meloman2.0

    Yea Boing, i dont know what ur smoking son… after 6 years, Toronto still hasn’t forgiven VC