The Miami Heat’s “Big 3″ of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have often been criticized for teaming up together but they aren’t the first to do so and it’s proven to be a winning tactic as they’re now the two-time defending champions. Other players have taken note and teams have been trying to build super teams of their own to compete. New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has also noticed that he can’t do it alone and his recent comments have Knicks fans in a bit of a panic.
Melo on LeBron James and Chris Bosh signing with Dwyane Wade and the Heat in 2010, as transcribed by Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com:
“They were smart,” Anthony told NBA TV’s Ahmad Rashad. “I think it’s smart. It was their choice.”
The Knicks don’t exactly have any other stars aside from maybe Tyson Chandler who’s 31 years old and often injured. The Knicks also have no draft picks and no cap space to acquire another star. So does that mean Anthony will bolt?
“I’m not saying I want to go somewhere else,” Anthony told Rashad. “When I first got to New York, I always told myself it would be a three- to three-and-a-half-year plan just to rebuild. I knew we took a step backwards as an organization for me to get here. So we had to rebuild.
With Anthony’s upcoming free agency he could leave and head over to Los Angeles Lakers as many have been predicting but with Kobe’s contract and injuries that isn’t a sure fire championship move. There’s also been rumors floating around that the Knicks will trade Anthony and Iman Shumpert to the Clippers for Blake Griffin, Jared Dudley and Ryan Hollins.
Knicks only hope of retaining Anthony is that his love of New York and his love of money (they can offer him the biggest contract) will keep him here.