When things started getting rocky in New York, one of the first things that was suggested was that star forward Carmelo Anthony may want to skip town to play elsewhere with his own version of the Miami Heat ‘Big 3′. He has the possibility of doing that this offseason, but for now Melo is stuck in New York.
But the centerpiece of the Heat’s ‘Big 3′ is speaking out on Melo’s situation in New York and is saying two things by really only saying one. Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News quoted LeBron as saying Melo needs to make basketball fun and must do so by doing whatever makes him happy.
“You got to do whatever makes you happy…When you’re happy, the game of basketball is going to be fun for you. Strive to be great every day and live with whatever else happens. So we’ll see.”
That was LeBron basically telling Melo that he needs to ask himself what he wants out of his career at this point and what he needs to do to achieve that goal. This is widely being interpreted as LeBron telling Melo he should leave New York for another market, but many are taking this as LeBron saying Melo should form his own version of the ‘Big 3′ in New York.
LeBron doesn’t outright say this, but the quote doesn’t take a Windtalker to decode the message. James continued to say that he left money on the table in Miami to form a supergroup but that might not work for everyone.
If Melo does stay in New York, he would have to leave a lot of money on the table to form this supergroup that LeBron is heavily hinting at creating. He would likely have to leave New York to achieve forming a supergroup, but all of that is in the future. LeBron James as zero say in a Carmelo Anthony ‘Big 3′ formation as he’ll be having no part of it.
Still, when the man who liberated his career with championships forged out of forming a supergroup of free agents heavily suggests you do the same, it doesn’t take a genius to start considering it.