Smith made a compelling, common-sense case based on several post-game Anthony quotes -- particularly this one: ""I want to make my family happy. I want them to be comfortable, whether it's here or somewhere else. If your household ain't right, nothing is."
These comments seem to confirm that Carmelo's wife, reality-TV star and spotlight lover La La Vazquez, considers Denver to be a cow town and is pushing her hubby to relocate to a flashier locale. But rather than point the finger at La La, Smith took a more direct route to his conclusion.
After noting that people tend to over-complicate simple situations, he reminded listeners that Carmelo has had a $65 million, three-year contract extension awaiting his signature for months. If he was happy where he is, he would already have signed it, period, Smith argued -- so clearly, he wants to be somewhere else.
That's when Smith declared Anthony would be a New York Knick before Christmas, accompanying his soothsaying with his trademark duh-duh-DUH! musical sting.
Of course, a lot of us thought Melo would already be gone by now -- to the Knicks, to the New Jersey Nets, to somewhere other than Denver. We'll know soon enough if Smith's guess about a landing spot is accurate -- but his logic is impeccable.
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