Originally Posted by gtanev
IMO the difference isn't drastic.
My problem isn't that he wants to leave... But the fact that Kobe is saying the fans are stupid for booing him. If Melo wants to leave denver, he doesn't respect the fans or the team. So why should the fans respect him?
An Kobe is already biased when he is commenting about denver fans...
It's not that he disrespects the fans, it's the organization and the team. Either that or he wants to play in his favourite city. He's done pretty much all you can do to act professional towards this matter. It's mostly the management and these "league sources" that keep getting the word out about possible deals and throwing out names. Melo is saying almost all the right things so far. I'm sure he loves the fans and the city, but the way his team is going, the Nuggets aren't gunna be anything special, and he prefers to be in his hometown city where he can play along one of the best big man in the league. It would look worse if he still had a couple more years left on his contract, but this is his contract year and he has a right to go to another team and if he gets traded before the deadline, the Nuggets can get something back in return for him.