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The Lakers are Delusional

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This is going to be short and sweet. The Lakers are delusional. Since the team couldn’t convince Dwight Howard to sign an extension with them, the Lakers’ fan base has been going nuts with the potential 2014 free agent class. First they suggest that LeBron James would join them. Yeah, like LeBron wants to follow in Kobe’s footsteps and have to hear that after every Kobe-LeBron argument. Despite what you may believe, players do care about their image. That’s probably a reason LeBron never joined the Bulls. He didn’t want to follow Jordan, so why follow Kobe? LeBron’s going to stay in Miami, or go back to Cleveland. But if Melo does opt out, expect rumors of LeBron to New York once again. That should be another tease.

Anyway, the thing that gets me frustrated is after Lakers fan realize that, their next move is to leach onto Carmelo Anthony. Suddenly, the Knicks are, for a lack of a better word, screwed, because of their lack of financial flexibility over the next three years. I’ll admit, it doesn’t look good, especially with Amar’e on the roster, but I heard haters say they’d never attract a star like Melo due to their losing past. The team can figure something out I’m sure. Or I hope.

For now, though, it’s fun to laugh at the Lakers and their misguided hope to our current superstar. For once, we have something they want. The best thing is the something we have (being Melo) doesn’t want to leave New York. Plus, he has many reasons not to. Tom Ziller of SBNation explains in an excerpt from his article below.

To get him to the Lakers, as the Los Angeles Times speculated and as the New York Post discusses on Tuesday, he’d need to opt out of $23.7 million due to him in 2014-15after failing to reach a lucrative multi-year extension (potentially three years, $75 million) with New York this coming spring. That’s a lot of dough for a guy turning 30 next spring. So he’d be tossing away one of the fatter contracts in the league, threatening to leave a city he says he loves, leaving a top-4 team in the East for a team that might not make the playoffs in 2013-14 and has also been laughed out of the postseason the last three times they’ve made it. All to play with a 36-year-old Kobe Bryant.

Also, how much iso ball can one offense have? Kobe Bryant wouldn’t be too fond of Melo dominating the ball, and vice versa. I think the Knicks have a better chance of grabbing Kobe Bryant in 2014 on vets minimum than Melo going to Los Angeles.

The Lakers will just have to attempt to put a team together with their ridiculous amount of cap space. Too bad all the superstars have already made up their mind on where they want to play.

 

  • KTAB

    money is undefeated.

    • Joe

      Indeed.

    • godsent224

      False. Sorry but Howard took less money to go to Houston. With that being said Melo aint leaving the Knicks

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    Y;all Mofos

    need jesus !

    • nylsjd

      how did you find this?

  • DJ Mbenga da GOAT

    where the fxck is this article even from?

    • nylsjd

      lol i’m with you… i couldn’t find it until he linked it

      • jtru001

        me either….lol

  • jtru001

    i couldnt find that ish lmaooo…was gonna say just go to the one podcast one below the kenyon article lmao

  • nylsjd

    Passed my ethics exam from August! Waht a relief

    • jtru001

      oh word…nice man

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    IGN Gives GTA V

    10/10

    • nylsjd

      Indian Gaming Nation?

      • Knicks_11ThePoet

        dude ur jokes are bad

        but ill give u credit for trying

        • nylsjd

          I’m being serious

          • nylsjd

            i didn’t realize people over 20 still play video games lol

          • Knicks_11ThePoet

            well u need to meet other ppl because i see single dads

            or even guys over 30 playing GTA

          • jtru001

            its not the norm man…i play 2k or madden but its like once every 4 to 5 months….most dont have time for that ish.

          • Knicks_11ThePoet

            true that, not every1 can find time

          • nylsjd

            Of course… “meet other people” lmao… it’s like we’re breaking up

          • nylsjd

            Lol I need to meet other people? I prefer real life interactions with actual humans

        • jtru001

          we dont have time for video games man we got lives lol

  • jtru001

    yo poet for real how did you find this article lmao

    • Knicks_11ThePoet

      Lol yo, i got my ways.

      *insert bad joke from nylsjd*

    • DJ Mbenga da GOAT

      lmao nobody’s gonna ever gonna find this ish….let’s move to the podcast

      • jtru001

        true lets do that….ppl will find it easier…

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    nah, i found this, lets not move

    • jtru001

      yea but other ppl not gonna find it and i dont want to have to load the kenyon one just to click the link lol

    • DJ Mbenga da GOAT

      you can stay…i’m bouncing to the podcast article

    • nylsjd

      the link is posted in the other article… it’s fine

      • Knicks_11ThePoet

        yea

  • jtru001

    so podcast artilce???

    • nylsjd

      lol aight

  • DJ Mbenga da GOAT

    GO TO THE PODCAST ARTICLE

    • Knicks_11ThePoet

      where that be

      • nylsjd

        right under the old article… 3rd one down

      • DJ Mbenga da GOAT

        front page….article before kenyon

    • nylsjd

      are we going?

      • jtru001

        yea

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    whats the difference between that article and

    this one?