Dear Carmelo Anthony, star forward for the NBA's Denver Nuggets,
How's it going? I hope you are doing well.
I've been hearing that you are hesitant to sign an extension with the New Jersey Nets. I understand, they were awful last year and aren't looking much better this year. They currently look to be a few years away from being relevant.
Still, I think you should reconsider.
You're going somewhere, we all know that. The Nets have some players you might be interested in playing with. Some say you are smitten with playing alongside Amar'e Stoudemire in New York, but why play second-fiddle when you can be the man?
The latest round of negotiations between the Nets and your Nuggets has reportedly left New Jersey's front office exasperated, and they are threatening to take themselves out of the ring.
Phooey, I say. The Nets have more to offer Denver than any other team currently vying for your services—talents, if I dare—with their multitude of draft picks, a rookie with some potential in Derrick Favors and Troy Murphy's expiring contract.
We also know the Nets want you. There's no way they're giving up this easy.
So Melo (may I call you Melo?), let's stop playing footsie here and get serious.
Still not convinced, eh? It's okay, I'm persistent. I believe I can change your mind.
Here are 10 reasons you should give into the temptation and stop resisting the New Jersey Nets.