Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) readies to drive past Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: NBA agent calls Carmelo Anthony ‘too Hollywood’ for Chicago Bulls


One of the most persistent rumors at the moment is that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will opt-out of his current contact at the end of the season to sign with the Chicago Bulls. There’s no doubting that Anthony will hit the market this summer, but choosing his destination in January is a bit hasty.

Still, everyone is chiming in on where Melo will go, and the growing consensus is that Chicago will be the landing spot. But according to NBA writer Jared Zwerling, not everyone is sold on the idea of Carmelo Anthony playing for the Bulls in 2014-15.

From an NBA agent close to the Knicks, Anthony is “too Hollywood” to play in Chi-Town. “He wants to play in New York or Los Angeles,” the agent said. And a source close to Anthony said that “he likes the big market” for hoops and lifestyle.

Chicago is a pretty large market and the lifestyle in Chicago is one of the finer lifestyles in the country. But there’s really no competing with Los Angeles or New York, and if Melo is seeking that type of lifestyle, he may choose somewhere other than Chicago.

Then again, if he’s making his decision based on lifestyle and not basketball, maybe the Bulls don’t want Melo anyways.

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  • Leroy Boyd

    Life style lol come on man. LA is great NY is great but to even suggest that Chicago cant compete with either one is crazy.

    First many of those same NBA critics have said that Melo only carries about stats and money and that he won’t leave dime on the table.

    With that in mind NY has the 5 year deal on the table that neither the Lakers or Bulls can offer unless he is traded to either one.

    There is a lot of noise about Melo to Chicago simply because between the Bulls and Lakers the Bulls have the pieces in place to win right now LA and NY only have the flair of the city and as for endorsements who can say Chicago cant compete with either NY or LA on that level Michael Jordan can attest to that.

    Chicago seems the logical place but it was for Wade, Bron and Bosh Didnt work out. But now that they have titles will Melo seek a title or money?