“Food for Thought”

It is almost a foregone conclusion that Carmelo Anthony (pictured above) will not be wearing a Nugget's jersey at this time next year. Could he be wearing a Laker's jersey?

It is yet another jam-packed Tuesday in the sporting world. And all of you know what that means. Lets jump into another round of “Food for Thought.”

Here are some of the major headlines today.

Melo to LA?

More Carmelo rumors are swirling.  Could this be the “Decision” Part II?  Not exactly.  This is going to end up being a trade.  Denver is not dumb enough to let Melo become a free agent.  They will get their bang for their buck.  A couple of weeks ago, it was a foregone conclusion that the former Syracuse star, and one of the game’s elite scorers was heading to New Jersey in a 3 team blockbuster deal.  Carmelo said no.  And the deal fell to ashes.

Now rumors are swirling about Anthony heading to LA.  Could you imagine Melo and Kobe running the Lake Show?  I am not sure there would be enough ball to go around.  I will state that a lineup including Kobe, Gasol, Melo, Fisher, and Odom would be pretty scary.  Not to mention there would be readily available studs off the bench such as Ron Artest, Shannon Brown, and Steve Blake.  The Lakers would be more than willing to part ways with their talented, yet very injury prone center, Andrew Bynum in order to bring in Carmelo.  But I am going to be realistic here.  Kobe loves to win without question.  Winning is his number 1 priority.  But do you really think he wants people to start calling him a sell out?  Do you think he wants to go through what Lebron has gone through for entering D Wade’s Kingdom in Miami?  Now granted, LA is Kobe’s Playground, with or without Melo.  But still, the criticism and question marks would flow in.  Plus, I think the Black Mamba has a pretty good thing going in LA.  Mark my words.  Melo will not end up in Los Angeles.  He will be playing in Madison Square Garden next year for 41 home games.

When will the kid hit puberty?

David Sills.  Ever heard of him?  Well for those of you who are unaware, this 14-year-old has scholarship offers to both USC and Auburn.  Two of the elite College Football Programs in America.  Is this serious?  I have seen the highlight reels of this kid.  He can play without question.  But football is a sport where boys turn into men in high school.  There is a monumental difference in the junior high game versus even a high school freshman level.

Now I realize there is a big difference between the junior high level and the varsity level in every sport.  But I do not think there is no bigger disparity in any of the sports like there is in football.  Many are drinking the Kool-Aid of the Sill’s bandwagon due to his “quarterback coach,” who is none other than the world-renowned Steve Clarkson.  I mean Clarkson has mentored quarterbacks such as Terrelle Pryor, Matt Barkley, Ben Roethlisberger, and Matt Leinart.  Guy knows what he is doing without question.  I am still not buying it yet.

Talk to me when his voice starts changing.  He may turn out to be great.  But I am not quite thirsty enough to drink the junior high Kool-Aid yet.

 Don’t Mess with Superman

Words are swirling regarding the future of Orlando Magic Center, Dwight “Superman” Howard.  And Howard has made it publicly known that he is sick of it.  I will admit that I am going to side with the big fella on this one.  He has a good thing going in Orlando.  He is on a very good team.  He is the star.  Each year, he has gotten better from a statistical standpoint (other than his atrocious free throw shooting).

One piece of advice I have for “Superman.”  I realize that Twitter limits it’s users to 140 characters.  But statements such as  “I never said I wanted to leave stop reading the rumors. It’s really stupid. And annoying to be honest. They tryna make something outta nothing I have another yr under my contract before I can sign,” do not come off well.  Take a deep breath and relax.  Superman is not going anywhere for the time being.  It all comes with being a star though.  People will always talk.  It is hard to believe that Dwight is still only 25 years old.

One last point I wanted to add before I wrap things up.  ARod is livid over the camera shot of him and Cameron Diaz at the Super Bowl.  Why would you have a girl feed you popcorn anyways?  I guarantee you Derek Jeter would never let one of his women due that in a public setting.

So there you have my thoughts on some of the main things going on in the sporting world. Let me hear your thoughts though.  Please comment below with any questions or insights that you may have or shoot me an email at contact@thesportskraze.com.

Stay tuned for the next edition of TheSportsKraze.

-TheSportsKraze

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4 responses to ““Food for Thought”

  1. Kraze aka PFP. This trade talk is anything but over in my eyes. I’m not saying its a done deal, but I can definitely see a blockbuster move happening. Like you said, Denver knows Melo is too valuable to lose to a garbage trade or free agency. They want something BIG in return; and when I say big I mean around 7 ft tall with all the potential in the world. When Andrew Bynum is healthy he is an All-Star caliber player, but unfortunately he has been plagued with injury. So for Denver, they could possibly get a young developing center with a couple role players like Matt Barnes or Luke Walton. As for my man Kobe, he will never lose his spotlight in L.A. He’ll handle Melo like he handled Gasol, and thats with his eyes on another ring. Kobe has continuously proven that he cares about winning more then anything, and adding another all star guard can only strengthen that triangle offense. He wont handle this in any way similar to Lebron, because he’s a professional veteran that lets his game do the talking. However, I do see problems evolving with Melo and the Lakers compared to other teams. He has been the star player since college, and quite frankly I don’t see him accepting a number 3 spot behind Gasol and Kobe. He has gotten away with lazy defense and a cocky attitude because he carried his teams; now he has to share his spotlight. So once we get the answer to the trade following through, we will need to see if Melo’s expectations follow through also.

    • Vic,
      I completely agree with all of your points and you have some very good insight. But can Melo accept not being the number 1 guy. I am going to say no. That is why I do not see him going to LA, unless Kobe suddenly retires (which is not happening for a few more years at least).

      Book Melo a ticket to NYC. He will be starring at the Garden by next season.

      -TheSportsKraze

  2. Gooch from The Bronx

    If Cameron Diaz wants to feed me popcorn, she can. Somehow, I doubt she wants to.

    • Gooch,
      ARod never has been good with the media either way. He should not have made a big deal out of this. But ARod’s awkwardness with the media continues.

      Man can play though.

      -TheSportsKraze

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