Two years ago, the Knicks traded for Carmelo Anthony. A few months later Donnie Walsh left. Everyone "knows" the trade was Dolan's idea. He owns the team. Little rich boy with his toy. Well folks, what do you think of the trade now? How are the Nuggets doing with no super star?
Remember all the nonsense from jerks like Stehen A. Smith saying you cannot win without a star? Think on that one for awhile?
Not knocking Melo as an outstanding offensive player. He is very good. But that is it.
And when you think about the trade, don't forget the draft choices - all of them - and include Laundry Fields as a lost player because with Melo it is all about isolation.
Finally, Melo had to have his money now. Compare that with James. Had Melo had any smarts or sense of team, he would have just come via free agency. The operative word there is "free." He would have cost nothing.
That is why George Karl is so happy and why the Nuggets aer playing so well.