Trade Carmelo Anthony, don’t trade Carmelo Anthony. At this point, are you just exhausted by it? Why does a soon-to-be 33-year-old player on such a bad team take up so much of your thoughts? Wouldn’t you prefer that something – anything – happen at this point? Trade him to Cleveland for Bernie Kosar. Let’s move on with our lives.
Luckily for us, Ding speaks fluent Phil and explained what he was referencing.
Ah, OK. But what?
To understand what Jackson was saying, you have to understand the crux of Ding’s column about Anthony, which is best summarized here:
Jackson undoubtedly overestimated his own ability—perhaps you’ve heard something lately about the no-trade clause he gifted to Melo in 2014—to kindle Anthony’s evolution from superstar to winning superstar.