The fans in Denver forgive 'Melo, but what will he be able to give them a proper good bye?
Carmelo Anthony expressed his desire to play for the New York Knicks several times within the last few years, and he is now on his way out of Denver and headed to the Big Apple without getting a chance to play one last game as a Denver Nugget. At the 2011 All-Star Game, he spoke about playing Tuesday night with the Nuggets, but a series of events would change that.
Anthony has definitely been a team player in Denver and amidst the trade talks, he has continued to put the team on his back. This is very different than the LeBron James case, where it seemed pretty obvious he might have given up on the Cavaliers in the playoffs.
The way James handled the situation is also very different, because he left his team without giving them a heads up. Anthony has spoken about New York enough to raise the flags in Denver that he may soon be on his way out. Anthony has yet to address the media, but what he will say about Denver will be the determining factor as to if fan anger is appropriate.
That fan anger being referred to is behavior where they end up burning Anthony's jersey. The first of what is expected to be few videos has already surfaced. The fans in the video curse and show quite a bit of disrespect toward Anthony's jersey. They slander his career at the end of the video as the jersey burns.
Pending what Anthony says at his press conference with the Knicks, this type of behavior really isn't necessary.