Phish Tank wrote:Bill Pidto wrote:Another act of selfishness on Melo's resume:
Y'all remember when Chauncey Billups was traded to the Nuggets that one year and resurrected the team? Was damn near an MVP candidate that season, and it was awesome to see. Of course he and Melo form a bond of sorts, and Melo could probably thank Billups a ton for coming in and handling the leadership role he obviously couldn't fill himself.
Fast forward to 2010, and it's time to force a trade to NY. Now, evidently, Billups loved it in Denver and was more than happy to be traded there. He was born and raised there, played college ball in Colorado, and by all means, did not want to leave. Not a big city guy like Melo, and he was in the twighlight of his career, but still playing well enough and feeling very comfortable with retiring as a Nugget. And this is a guy who deserves respect. Big time seniority over Melo, and a proven winner/NBA champ.
But Melo wanted NY. And he could have signed here as a FA just a few months later. We all know that. But Melo had to get his money up front, and he had to get out of Denver, asap. So f*ck you, Chauncey Billups. We're going to NY!!!
I remember Chauncey was pretty damn upset about that. Melo was happy though. Chauncey remained classy and supportive of Melo and tried to play his role for the Knicks like the pro that he always was.
Of course the Knicks were dominated in the playoffs that year. Billups went from being loved in Denver to being an afterthought in NY, and was eventually amnestied and sent away like a cheap hooker.
are you serious with this or should this post have been highlighted in green?
The worse part is that someone actually responded to this garbage and called it a great post and went a long-winded rant along with it. Knicks board never change.