Kobe Bryant: Carmelo Should Take the LeBron Route

KB24 doesn’t think ‘Melo should worry about what the public thinks; he needs to do whatever it is that makes him happy with his career. From Newsday: “Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire have a good relationship, but no NBA player is closer to Anthony than Kobe Bryant . The two have talked about Anthony’s future and the decision that he’ll have to make about signing an extension or testing free agency. At Lakers practice Saturday, Bryant said his advice to Anthony was simple: ‘Do what makes you happy.’ … Anthony has been extremely careful with what he says and does, mainly because he wants to avoid the firestorm of criticism and backlash that met LeBron James when he left Cleveland for Miami last summer. But Bryant said Carmelo shouldn’t be concerned about pleasing everyone. ‘LeBron did it, and obviously, the way he went about it [pissed] a lot of people off,’ Bryant said. ‘But the core of the decision was that he wanted to do what made him happy. I think Carmelo should do the same thing.'”