• Silkk

    …bull$hit…I saw Melo on espn first take yesterday & he said he was flag he signed a 5 year extension with Denver instead of a 3yr like Bron & Wade. His reasoning “i was happy in Denver…they were mining in the right direction” & his response to possibly playing in miami “naw I don’t think out would have worked out…been a good fit.” Hey Dime! Get your facts straight before posting it in a story & stop trying to flip info in order to make a story….F*CkIN SAD!

  • beiber newz

    “he said he was flag he signed a 5 year extension with Denver instead of a 3yr like Bron & Wade. His reasoning “i was happy in Denver…they were mining in the right direction”"

    i thought melo said, had he known the situation down the road, and if he’d been smarter he would’ve signed a 3 yr deal like wade and melo. i think he denied wanting to go to miami if he were a free agent the same summer as them.

  • Sean Sweeney

    @silk Melo actually said if he knew then what he knows now, he probably would’ve taken the 3-year deal. No one said he would’ve definitely gone to Miami, but the opportunity could’ve been there for him.

  • jayb

    cant wait for kobe on nbatv..when is the game!! i am pumped..nike barnstorming..can kobe have nike drop some cw of the lighter version of his zkvii. the version we have is the supreme..the zoom air version looks a lot better. i want to see cw for that version..the lighter version is fine with me!

  • beiber newz

    I have a question. What situation is of a greater magnitude in terms of expectancy in regards to becoming an NBA champion.

    Kobe having to win a title after Shaq to prove his worth.
    or…
    Leborn having to win a title in order to validate his “chosen one” status.

  • BRUCE

    Wade, LeBron and Carmelo VS Superman (Jordan), Batman (Pippen), and Rodman.

  • http://www.cracked.com/funny-353-kobe-bryant/ Atom

    Two French guys are the worst smelling in the league? Can’t say Im surprised. STAT doesn’t have to cover Tony Parker or he might have named them 1, 2, and 3.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    Turiaf.. that does not surprise me one bit. Dude just looks dirty.

    The players aren’t going to start their own league. Gimme a break. There are only a handful of players with the business-savvy, ambition and work ethic to bring something that big to fruition. It’s too much work for them to do. Most of them are just basketball players… that’s it. Nice thought but that shit ain’t happening.

  • First & Foremost

    I have to agree with Jay, Turiaf looks like he doesn’t he hits the showers after every game. Also, with a player owned league, how would it be any different from the league that is currently in place. The Superstars aren’t going to put up ALL of their money to get it off the ground. They’d have to find some venture capitalists (owners) to help with funding and then work out a way to split the income related to basketball. This is like a girl who is in an abusive relationship, leaves, only to fall in love with a semi-pro amateur boxer who has a short temper and drinking problem.

  • http://facebook.com/escribame Big Freeze

    First of all, the idea that the players will start their own league is ridiculous. Steven A. Smith made the point on First Take yesterday, and it was a good one. There are about 25 legit stars in the NBA, and they would do fine with their own league. But what about the 100′s of other NBA players who would still be out a job? What the fuck are Matt Bonner’s of the world going to do? It’s unfair to those players, and it will never happen. The players are just trying to build leverage against the owners, but it’s imaginary leverage.

    And also, I can tell you guys why you’re Clemson fans all of a sudden. It’s called riding the bandwagon. As soon as Clemson loses all their new “fans” will disappear quicker than the Tigers’ BCS hopes.

  • Big Island

    I am a Kobe hater, and I am not saying one damn word about $2mil for a game. He isn’t holding out saying “I want more!!!”, the team is offering it. I hate Kobe for lots of reasons, but I appreciate his game.

    I am a Chris Bosh hater, and I don’t think Melo would be a better fit with Wade and Lebron. They have alpha dog issues at the end of games with 2 guys, imagine adding Melo as the third! I hate Bosh because he thinks he is better than he is, but he’s in a tough spot being compared to Wade and Lebron.

    The lockout reminds me of this time we went to a Dodgers game. My buddy (the players) was drunk -go figure a little mexican guy would get drunk at a Dodgers game- and we were in the bar after the game. Some dude probably named Dickhead McPuffychest (owners) was in there making noise about the Dodgers losing etc… A few minutes go by (the lockout), and my buddy starts saying he is going to punch the guy. “I am gonna punch him right now!” Now Dickhead McPuffychest would have handed my buddy his ass, but we just said to go ahead and do it. I’ll make sure nobody else jumps in, but you are on your own. He never hit the guy, despite saying it 100 times. McPuffychest never flinched. That’s what all of this “we’ll start our own league” talk is like. The players will never do it. The owners won’t even flinch.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    On second thought… I kinda hope the players open up their own league and run it themselves. Even if it’s just 10 teams… it will show them the owners perspective. Let’s see how those guys do with handling the daily operations, acquiring playing facilities, travel accomodations, establishing advertising deals, and ensuring everything is running smoothly. They should record all of it and make a reality show. I’d watch that shit. If they think running their own league is the answer to the lockout, and a way to stick it to the owners, I’d LOVE to see it happen. They’d lose their minds. They got one, maybe two years of college education.
    The league would start out with all the hype but I can see it will folding quicker than Slamball.

    The players need a reality check. The owners don’t need them. They might need the players to own NBA teams, but they have other revenue streams – they sure as hell can cope without owning an NBA team. They are lost in a dream and they need to wake the fuck up. Make the concessions, agree to a deal and move on. They have it a lot better than they think they do. I’m praying they think they are smart enough to run a league. Please, Amare… take the initiative and start a league. PLEASE! I need a good laugh.

  • First & Foremost

    @Jay – The players would QUICKLY be persuaded to allow the agents to manage the league. So the player’s education level wouldn’t matter all that much. Plus, the first year would be finding out the things they are missing. Regardless of how many teams, the question that would have to be answered would be, “are we all going to get paid the same amount?” Does Lebron get the same check as Josh Smith who’d get the same check as Nick Young who’d get the same check as Martel Webster? Socialism is the perfect system until individuals realize some do more work than others.

    The players are running out of outlandish bluffing strategies. Playing overseas, starting their own league, selling out YMCA’s for charity, playing exhibition games for the king of Zamunda… Decertification will slowly creep into the minds of the non-superstars.

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    “The players would QUICKLY be persuaded to allow the agents to manage the league.”
    ^ Exactly!! and how much money would that cost them JUST to pay agents to negotiate deals? I’m betting most of the players have no negotiation experience, so they sure as hell can’t do it themselves. The players would lose their minds when they see the kind of expenses they need to pay for.
    Again, I hope they think they are smarter than they really are and try to start a league.

  • First & Foremost

    We all know how good Dawayne Wade is at running a business…

  • K Dizzle

    “STAT also told everyone he’d rather have Carmelo than LeBron at the end of a game”

    Yeah, we all saw the Finals…and last time I saw Melo, he was puttin 40pts n 17 boards on the Celts with a legit injury.

    @ JAY (Let’s see how those guys do with handling the daily operations, acquiring playing facilities, travel accomodations, establishing advertising deals, and ensuring everything is running smoothly)
    n F&F –
    I don’t think the players realize the capital involved to run even the most minor league. Transportation from city to city, arena scheduling n rentals, hotel bookings, ticket selling, per diems, concessions, merchandising, injuries and rehabilitations and most importantly, splitting the profits or more likely, splitting the losses…

  • http://www.zwani.com/graphics/funny_pictures/images/88funny-pictures128.jpg JAY

    ^ Yup. The owners should call their bluff. Hold out on the season as long as they want and fuck these players. Go ahead and make a league, Amare. Fuckin’ nincompoop.