Carmelo Anthony Calls Jeremy Lin’s Contract “Ridiculous”

Carmelo made his feelings known on the Rockets offering Jeremy Lin a three-year deal worth over $25 million.

Melo was quoted saying, “It’s not up to me. It’s up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract.”

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Carmelo Anthony is apparently not sold on Jeremy Lin’s future as an NBA point guard. (Image via Washington Post)

Now, you can say that Lin is getting overpaid and you have an argument. It’s too early to tell if the Rockets are making a huge mistake by signing Lin to that kind of deal. I think Lin can be a special player, but I know many people who doubt the legitimacy of his NBA career so far.

But if we want to talk about bloated contracts, let’s talk about Melo’s 3-year contract extension worth nearly $65 after he was traded to the Knicks.

Talk about a guy getting overpaid, while not leading his team to the promised land like everyone thought he would.

Dwight Howard is the most annoying immature player right now in the NBA, but Melo is rising up the charts with his immaturity, selfishness, and total lack of self-awareness.

As long as Melo is one of the stars in New York, the Knicks will not win a championship. Mark my words.



About Trevor Stewart

Trevor Stewart is 25 years old and works as a corporate journalist, gathering stories and photos for magazines. He is a graduate of BIOLA University in La Mirada, Calif., with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Originally from Spokane, Wash., he and his wife Abigail currently make their home in Lincoln, Neb.

Comments

  1. Check out Nate Silver’s article on Lin today for the counterargument: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/keeping-lin-should-make-financial-sense-for-the-knicks/

    I ask Carmelo, did he raise Madison Square Garden’s value by $250 million dollars his first month playing for New York? Because that’s what Lin did in February. And MSG has gained a total of $600 million since Lin’s first start.

    This is a business. Lin is great for the bottom line. He is worth a huge contract even if it seems ridiculous to Carmelo.

  2. Carmelo has no class. He should be happy and supportive of Jeremy. Jeremy has proven more than some guy right out of High School or College getting a big contract. Jeremy deserves all he can get paid for his skills… he’s a worker and a doer quietly and humbly performing in lights out fashion, unlike most of the NBA’s talkers and posers..yes that includes you Carmelo.

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