By now you've heard. Carmelo Anthony has confirmed what we all speculated on for the past six months. Speaking candidly Sunday afternoon after the Denver Nuggets were defeated by the New York Knicks 129-125, Anthony reportedly stated that he would only sign Denver's contract extension offer if the end result saw him land in the Big Apple.
The Nuggets recently offered Melo $65 million to stay with the franchise, but Anthony's ultimatum almost entirely defeats the purpose of the offer in the first place. All of this comes in the midst of the most successful run for the Knicks in the past 15 years. With plenty of space and plenty to offer, the reality of Carmelo wearing blue and orange in Madison Square Garden isn't that far off.
At the same time, a sudden changing of the guard may be the exact opposite of what the Knicks, 16-9, need to stay competitive in the up and down Eastern Conference. There's no doubt that Carmelo Anthony is a top flight talent at the NBA level and could be the centerpiece of any franchise, but fans thinking he'll put the Knicks over the top may want to take heed of these few warnings.
After all, If Carmelo comes to New York now, it could be the cataclysm Knicks fans have been anticipating since the beginning of this hot streak in prominence.