Not So Fast, NY: Carmelo Anthony’s Best Shot at a Title May Be In L.A.

According to ESPN, Carmelo Anthony's days as a Denver Nugget are done, and the franchise has responded by saying they would seek to trade Anthony before they risk losing him for nothing in free agency.

Sources from ESPN reported Anthony would not accept the Nuggets' $65 million extension, and all signs seem to point towards Anthony joining Amar'e Stoudemire as a New York Knick.

The Knicks appear to be the No. 1 contender in the race for Anthony's services, and several of his friends have said Anthony would love playing in Madison Square Garden as the face of the franchise.

Anthony's wedding was held in the Big Apple, and he is probably homesick for the East Coast after spending his entire career in Colorado.

New York is a short jaunt from Anthony's native Baltimore, and the draw of playing around family and friends on a consistent basis, in the media mecca of the world, may be too much for Anthony to overcome.

Additionally, New Orleans Hornets' guard Chris Paul alluded to a possible super team pairing of their own to counter Miami's trio of Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade, while attending Anthony's wedding.

Considering Paul has said he was less than happy about his status in New Orleans, the time would appear ripe to see if a transaction involving all parties could be made, unless Anthony's future is still undecided.

New York is the obvious favorite in terms of attaining Anthony for the reasons mentioned above, but if his ultimate goal is to win a NBA championship, wouldn't his purpose be better served remaining out west?

The city so nice they named it twice would afford Anthony all of the fame and attention a superstar of his caliber could ever hope for, and he could also look forward to annually losing to the Miami Heat.

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