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We've heard this Melo song before with LeBron

Posted on: December 11, 2010 6:10 pm
Edited on: December 11, 2010 6:51 pm
 
Melo following familiar path.
Posted by Matt Moore


Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that Carmelo Anthony has said he will "think about" signing the extension from the Denver Nuggets that has been on the table for months.

Hmm. Superstar tells team he was drafted by in the final year of his contract that he'll consider signing an extension with them that would keep him in that city, avoiding crushing the hearts of millions and avoiding forcing that team to go through a devastating rebuilding process while he jets for a bigger city with what he feels are better teammates. Where on earth could we have seen that before?
The summer of 2010 is indeed shaping up to be a wild one on the NBA free-agent scene.But there's a chance LeBron James may just skip the party.

James said Saturday that he is going to consider signing an extension with the Cavaliers this summer, well before he can become an unrestricted free agent."You play out this season of course; I will consider it," James said Saturday before the Cavs practiced at the Pepsi Center.

"The direction we are headed is everything I expected and more."
via LeBron James tells The PD's Brian Windhorst he'll consider signing extension with Cavs this summer | cleveland.com .

So...awkward.

It's something for Nuggets fans to note as this situation plays out. In these situations it's not what players say, it's what they dont' say. And what Melo isn't saying is that he will re-sign, or that he's going to re-sign, or even that he plans to re-sign. Just that he's thinking about it. Right now I'm thinking about walking outside in 15-degree temperatures. Doesn't mean I'm going to do it.

We've told you before how this thing seems to be following a familiar pattern . And it continues.

(HT: Demetri Inembolidis on Twitter )
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Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: December 12, 2010 8:09 pm
 

We've heard this Melo song before with LeBron

keep on whining as i don't think it's any coincidence that cleveland has had such bad luck. when you have a city of losers that complain about what a 25 year old kid does, and by the way that kid just gave you the best 7 years of your life, it's no mystery as to why cleveland hasn't been able to win anything in a long long time. did you whine this much about ernest byner or jose mesa? i would worry more about how i am going to support my family and spend more time with them rather than being fascinated and just outright hate a 25 year old kid that is trying to do his best for him and his family along with all of the other people and charities that he helps. why don't you talk about what a scumbag he is for visiting the 6 year old in the hospital who has terminal cancer and idolizes Lebron James "The King"? Maybe there is a reason he didn't let his former scumbag owner know of "HIS" decision before everyone else knew?  And i know, what a jerk he is for raising $$$$ for kids! You are that concerned with yourself that you would let your hate and anger overshadow the good that was done. Who in their right mind would want to live in Cleveland when you could live on South Beach? Are you out of your freakin mind? Come down here for sometime and let me know how you like the beaches? I'm sure the women in Cleveland are better looking than in South Beach. Or are you mad becuase YOU work for the man and are the one that will have to be at work tomorrow morning at 9, and maybe you are allowed to leave at 5 or maybe you have to stay later? Does the MAN give you a lunch? Or any breaks? Who hyped this free agency period for the last 3 years? Not Lebron. And loyalty? oh and the owners have soooo much loyalty to the players. do you sympathize with the players when they get cut in the middle of the season? Or when they get hurt? Dan Gilbert thought he owned Lebron and sounded like he thought he was a plantation owner back in the 1800's who lost a slave to another wealthy plantation owner. Most importantly......Lebron did everyting right with his contract and played his contract out and then did what any grown man would do for him and his family(not some pathetic city) and explored his other options.....He never demanded a trade before the season or in the middle of a season so i don't really see any comparison here to Melo. i will end with saying that Lebron James "The King" is one of the most respectable, kind, and giving athletes of our time and unlike other athletes like Charles Barkley(big mouth and gambling addiction, Michael Jordan(gambling addict and some would say a jerk but he won so that is ok), or Earvin Johnson(nice husband, don't think i need to explain what a good family man he was but he won also), i hope that my son is someday as much of a man as Lebron James "The King" is.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2010 12:26 pm
 

We've heard this Melo song before with LeBron

I've watched the Nuggets since before Melo came, so I know what he's like.  He can be immature at times, but this is not one of them.  He is not Lebron.  He is much much more than Lebron.  If I had to guess, I would say Melo is working with ownership.  It's been made very clear that he wants out of Denver (as Woody Paige states, nobody named Lala has ever wanted to live in Denver).  However, he still respects the Nuggets organization and doesn't want to claw his way out.  So he met with ownership and promised to say he'd sign an extension so that they have more leverage in a trade.  That's my $.02, for the record.  I still and will always respect Melo until he pulls a Decision.  He's been a class act and has always hustled in the playoffs when it mattered (unlike the king).



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2010 12:04 pm
 

We've heard this Melo song before with LeBron

Wouldn't it be funny if Lebron was selling Cleveland fans tshirts that hate on Lebron ? Kinda like Bosworth selling tshirts to Raiders, Broncos, Chiefs & Chargers fans when he was with the Seahawks ?



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2010 10:46 am
 

Screw "Dung Boy" James...........

I am so tired of hearing about "Dung Boy" James that I could just PUKE!  Greedy fracking athletes have no loyalty to their organizations, their fans or their teammates.  They are all about ME, ME, ME and their bank accounts, of course.  First Manny Ramirez, then "Dung Boy" James.  I wouldn't blame Cleveland fans for never aligning themselves with another player again.  If pro sports knew what they were doing, they would alow teams to keep the "face of the franchise" player, by matching any offer they get on the open market.  "Dung Boy" leaving the Cavs set them back from being potential Eastern Division champions to a probably lottery team.  That isn't right.  It just isn't right at all!



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2010 10:10 am
 

We've heard this Melo song before with LeBron

Here's hoping Melo shows a tad bit of more class the Bron Bron. Of course, he cannot do any worse can he?


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