Since Carmelo Anthony announced that he will be testing free agency after the season, many people were against it, including Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and 2-time NBA champion Kenny Smith. Both agree that Melo would be better off recruiting people rather than test the waters.
"He owns the city, he should be trying to get guys to come here and not like `I'll stay here a couple of years - I forced my way here, No. 1, I got here, now I want to leave.' That's just not cool at all to be honest with you," Barkley said Monday.
Smith thinks that Melo has the ability to attract players and he doesn’t even know it
"What happened to the law of attraction?" Smith said. "Like, you're good enough where you can attract guys that want to play with you. And that's what's missing, I think from the Knicks, and I think what's missing from Carmelo, is just the law of attraction. Like, there aren't a lot of guys saying they want to come to New York and play here with this guy."
Other teams might appear to have greener pastures for him, but the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Maybe Melo should talk to his boy Dwayne Wade, who was in the same type of situation before he recruited Lebron James and Chris Bosh.