It's strange that the situation between NY and LA is so similar.
In a lot of ways Melo/Love seem connected to me. It's funny that Carmelo/Love means either New York or Los Angeles right now when we don't have EITHER player.
What's REALLY funny is that the gist of the article points out that New York always says "give us a year and we'll give you a ring!" and yet no ring is ever forthcoming. Just more failure year after year after year. The Lakers say "trust us" and most people jump at that opportunity, Howard being the exception.
I know most people don't want Anthony, but THIS is one reason why I do. Is the Laker brand as strong as we all believe it is? Have the PLAYERS lost faith in us? Or did one player alone have a problem that couldn't be solved in LA? Carmelo isn't perfect, but he's an elite scorer and with the right pieces could be successful. Love is one of those pieces. He's a UCLA graduate, a superstar in the making, and Heaven knows he'd make a great Laker. So are we the Knicks now? Are we a team that promises success, but misses it? Or is our legacy something greater than that?
I think if we can get Carmelo Anthony this summer it points to us being able to acquire someone like Love in the future. It points to us having a plan to win and a plan to put together a team that's built to win.
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."