5 Reasons Why Carmelo Anthony Deserves Credit For Staying With New York Knicks

5 Reasons Carmelo Anthony Deserves Credit For Staying With New York Knicks

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Carmelo Anthony did not take the easy way out and go to a "right now contender". Here are five reasons why he deserves credit for staying in New York with the Knicks.

5. Happiness

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5. Happiness

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Anthony had to do what truly made him and his wife happy and that, in the end, was staying in New York. After all, happy wife, happy life, and no man can fault that logic.

4. Hometown Choice

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4. Hometown Choice

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Anthony grew up in New York City, so staying home and playing for a team he grew up watching was definitely in play for him, and he cannot be faulted for wanting to stay home and give his team a championship.

3. New York is New York

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3. New York is New York

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Let's be honest here people, New York is New York. Anthony has to be given credit for wanting to play in the biggest city with the brightest lights because who would not want to be a star in Gotham?

2. Challenge Accepted

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2. Challenge Accepted

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Anthony made the choice to stick with an organization that has not had much stability over the years, and even though Phil Jackson is the new president of basketball operations, there are still question marks regarding the future of the team. Give Anthony props for choosing to accept the challenge of winning a title in New York with the Knicks.

1. Financial Security

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1. Financial Security

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The Knicks could offer Anthony the most money, which is definitely important to professional athletes in their prime because their window of making money is so limited in terms of athletic careers. Anthony made the decision to get the most money he could and provide for his family as well as take care of himself in the long term. No man can be faulted for getting what he is worth on the open market.

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