I think Melo will go to Miami if he leaves NY.
like lebron and wade did?
No superstar has played (where played and stayed) nor has wanted to go to the lakers since shaq left...what 10 years...But LeBron would come.... I repeat no superstar is coming to lakers until kobe retires...can he possibly get some young budding wet behind the ears star in the making like a paul George, john wall etc....sure...But a player of LeBron caliber or like a Durant...............
from a financial standpoint yea...but I mean from a players perspective....and them regardless of finances has never desired or mentioned they wanted to play there. Like random questions of players....if you could play anywhere where would you wanna play. Outside of ppl from the town...no one ever says lakers/Celtics... Like where did you dream you wanna play at...folks be like well Chicago cause I was a Jordan fan, or Orlando cause I grew up liking Penny...things like that.
My point is the whole historic, I want to follow in the history of legacies etc...appeal to teams like that is gone. Cats don't care anymore. Its all about either, who paying me the most, or who can pay me the most and can get players around me so I can win a chip.
Hell if the bobcats had the money and resources to get a superstar and surround him with a championship caliber team...99% of the NBA would take it. Rare do you see dudes do things like metta world peace did and say hey, regardless of everything I wanna play for the knicks and try to make them a winner.
I mean its kinda sad, but I aint even made at these cats trying to get paid...but long go a player of like a LeBron or a Durant etc... who opts out and says im going to iuno Detroit because I grew up watching the bad boys and always wanted to be like them...and did so regardless of money/chances of winning.
And that's why I say those type of teams have trouble drawing superstars....they usually stay relevant enough to never get a good draft pick, or don't have enough money to draw a big name.
And when they do hit their "slump" years cats be like man hell with that im trying to get to this money.