Carmelo Anthony: 'I'm not Chris Bosh'
It has become the season to pick on Chris Bosh(notes), apparently.
Sure, Chris doesn't make it any easier on himself by looking like the third wheel in the LeBron James(notes)/Dwyane Wade triptych, or by complaining about how his building in Canada wasn't equipped to receive NBA League Pass, or with a rebound rate (the percentage of all available rebounds you pull in) that rivals that of the ancient Grant Hill's(notes) this season ... but this statement from Carmelo Anthony(notes) seems a little low.
And a little accurate.
In speaking (on record!) with Peter Vecsey of the New York Post recently, Anthony wants you to know that he will not be emulating Bosh's final few months with the Toronto Raptors:
The lines of communication already had been connected almost immediately after the exaggerated trade report surfaced. Ever since the "news" hit the doorstep, [personnel bosses Josh] Kroenke and [Masai] Ujiri have sought out Anthony for opinions on team matters, just as he's gone to them with suggestions.
Both sides now know exactly what must be done. He wants to see the team improved within the next three months, or shown a plausible plan to get better this summer. He promises not to leave his team hanging.
"I'm not Chris Bosh," Anthony declared. "We're not the same person. What I do will be straight up. Management knows that."
Ouch. And you can't blame him for that. While speaking candidly about trying to find a reasonable end to this semi-trade demand may possibly net Anthony a fine, he is being honest about giving the Nuggets a few months to get their affairs in order while working with them (should he decide to leave) in an open and up-front manner.
Instead of, as Bosh did, deciding to break it to Raptors fans and employees alike that he was gonzo, via Twitter, on an early Friday evening during the first round of the playoffs.
Of course, elsewhere in the piece, Anthony does say this:
"I'm just like LeBron," Anthony emphasized in the Nuggets' locker room following Saturday's practice. "It's all about winning. That's all I care about. I want the chance to compete at the championship level. All the other stuff is irrelevant."
Everyone is taking shots at the Rue Paul of Big Men lol
ouch, talk about kicking a man when he's down. While I know lebron and wade would never publicly say it, i wonder if they are both thinking bringing bosh along was a mistake.
Since you're making up nicknames about him, how aboy "Bosh Spice."
My nickname for him is "Depends" because his whole offseason destination depended on where other stars went.... and also he is playing what a Depends Holds... SHAT!
How about we call him Owen Hart so he can say "I am not a nugget!!" , Thats for the 90s babies
That's great what Melo is doing with the Nuggets and all, but I don't see why he had to call Bosh out in the process.
Who knows what they were talking about. It could have been that Bosh was mentioned during the interview and thats why he was brought up in this quote.
bout the mami big three melo
start a rivalry with Miami and go to orlando (if you dont come to ny) and join up with cp3 and dominate the league!!!!!!!!
As a raps fan this makes me feel slightly better for some reason.
WOOO HARRISON BARNES!!
Chris Bosh obviously doesn't fit the team, and they can't afford to be stuck with him for another 5 years, and if they don't win the title this year, it will be considered a major fail. I think they should try and trade Bosh. One trade that I thought of that will benefit both teams would be trading Bosh to Thunders for Jeff Green. Bosh will benefit playing along side Ibaka so that he doesn't have to handle all the dirty work (defending and rebounding) which is something hes not good at and just focus on offense, Miami gets a hybrid PF/SF, what this does is it forces them to play small ball and play faster, which would make Wade and Lebron lethal in open court. Thunders can even throw in Eric Maynor in the deal which would be an upgrade from Arroyo and Chalmers at the PG.
Jeff Green and Eric Maynor for Chris Bosh...
Do you honestly think that's a good deal for Miami?
Dude why is it that everytime I post something U always come back at me with some smart ass comment. Stop sucking my d!ck and get life bro.
And yes I think its a good trade for Miami, you think they can win a title with Bosh? Nope!
Chris Bosh is struggling going from a go to guy to a 3rd option. Let the man work it out.
Also, Jeff Green and Maynor for Bosh would be a terrible trade. If OKC threw in Ibaka, then that's interesting.
Bosh's trade value right now is low, add the 5 year contract that he has, so the Heat will never get a fair return if they ever trade him. So considering Bosh for Green and Maynor is as good a deal as the Heat is going to get for Bosh, based on Bosh's trade value and contract. Green is still in his rookie contract so you have the option of whether you want to keep him or go after another big Free Agent in 2013. The trade gives the Heat some flexibility for the present and future, because 5 years with Bosh and the Heat is just not mixing right. Plus Green is the perfect 3rd option guy for the Heat, paying Bosh a Max Contract to be your 3rd option is just stupid, and hes not even doing the other little things such as defending and rebounding, so might as well go for a cheaper player that is young and has upside and can fill that 3rd option role just as well as Bosh can.
It is way too early to make a decision like that. I think it's likely that the Heat will start clicking sooner or later and then all the people calling for them to trade Bosh or Lebron will be looking like fools.
How about this? Bosh in 10 games has struggled adjusting to new talent, being the #3 guy in a offense and we should before saying
Trade Chris Bosh!!!!!!
Im not saying they should trade Bosh RIGHT NOW, im saying by trading deadline the Heat is still not jelling, I say they should consider trading Bosh. This is a "win a title or die" situation for the Heat because they have made themselves the #1 target by what they did this past summer. Lebron's legacy is on the line and if they are still struggling to mesh together as a team, im pretty sure that frustration will start to get louder and people will ask to make changes.
Yea but then he would have to then gel with a new team. Plus, if he went to OKC, he's still gonna have to adjust from being the #3 guy to the #2 guy.
If I'm Miami, I go sign Dampier, trade for Kris Humpries and Jannero Pargo and I think they could help. Miami needs another scorer, Pargo could help that ( not much but it helps by 8-10 points) and rebounding/big bodies.
I didn't even know you were a user on this site until yesterday. You've been irrellivant. I've replied to two of your posts. IF you don't like anybody replying to your posts, then you shouldn't post. The most memorable aspect about you as a user thus far has been your profile picture. To be honest, that's the only reason I replied to you yesterday about the Heat needed a ball dominant point guard, which STILL makes no sense to me.
I wasn't being a smart ass... I just don't know how that's a good trade. Jeff Green and Eric Maynor for Chris Bosh? Do I need to post Chris Bosh's resume for you? Do you think that all just evaporates after ten games playing with two ball dominant superstars? Even with his slow start, he's still a top ten power forward in the NBA. IF they do decide to trade Bosh, which they won't, they can get more value than Jeff Green and Eric Maynor.
And Jeff Green wouldn't be a good fit for the Heat. Why would they go smaller? And he's not exactly a reliable shooter either.
"Stop sucking my d!ck and get life bro."
Grow up little man.
Im a grown ass man buddy, im not gonna go back and forth with on here so heres my email and we can talk outside of this forum:
You may not notice it or act like you haven't but ever since Ive signed up here you've always had something smart to say about any of my opinions so I just had it up to here. "Little man"? Are U serious? Hit me up on the email brotha.
Must I really do this again?
Mess.eee, you are good poster, and you have an Illmatic picture on your profile, so I always give you points. But give it a rest, you aren't going to gain anything from starting huge beef on an nbamessage board. So why not chill out and hate on people who deserve it ( Sup, JLV2010, DYNCE, etc). This isn't a big deal at all, so can't we just all be friends here?
I think the media is back to their tricks. I doubt Melo was taking a shot at Bosh.
Wtf kinda suggestion was that? Lol idc about your beef but had to call ya out. And if Bosh were to get traded, it would definitely either be for a star PG or a legit Center. Or a combo of both
Not that I think he is getting traded, just to clarify.
Nah, mess.ee, handle your beef bro, don't let him push you around.
*sarcasm* I just wanna see this argument escalate hahahah
Is this the same Carmelo that sucker punched Mardy Collins and then back peddled like a little &$#%#&@!? Yeah, he is a character guy, unlike Bosh.
Get out of here... You're just another sensitive internet "tough" guy who probably wouldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight in person. Here you are claiming to be a grown man, but you can't handle someone disagreeing with you on an internet forum.
I've replied to 2/442 of your posts. How does that equal "always" in your mind? The one about Miami needing a ball dominant point guard and this one. And I didn't come at you wrong in either one of them. What... Do you have emotional issues or something? Did you get criticized harshly as a kid and now you just can't take it anymore?
What's arguing with you over an e-mail going to solve? I'm going to tell you the exact same thing. I'll tell you the same thing in your face as a matter of fact. I don't sign onto this site and pretend to be somebody else. I'm the same person in real life. I keep it real. IF you can't handle somebody responding to your posts, then don't post. Because I'm not going to be the first or last person to disagree with you.