HoopsHype Carmelo Anthony vs. LeBron James Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: July 31, 2014 | 09:05 PM

Kurt Helin

Derrick Rose was aggressive in pursuit of free agent Pau Gasol. Recruiting Carmelo Anthony? Not so much. dlvr.it/6Th0zZ

Mike Wise

The only comparison is this: Kevin Love in 2014 is LeBron in 2010. He needs another great player to really validate him.

Mike Wise

The point is, in all this sappy LeBron-Goes-Home drama, which I believe is genuine, don't compare him and Kevin Love for a second.

Mike Wise

If Kevin Love does join LeBron in Cleveland and win two titles, you think he goes back to the team that drafted him for unfinished business?

Alan Hahn

No. RT @KingLP25: @Alan Hahn @NHC96 couldnt they use the trade exception for Marion? He would be great along side Melo can play PF

Alan Hahn

I believe the goal is SF mostly, some PF tho. But we'll see. RT @BobSaietta: @Alan Hahn Melo at SF or PF?

Steve Aschburner

From sound of it, Derrick Rose liked idea of Melo on Bulls about as much as I did. Read it - suntimes.com/sports/2898052…

Alan Hahn

That's the plan. A LOT of work to do still. RT @TruKnicksFan7: @Alan Hahn do you think Carmelo will win MVP & Ring under Jackson/Fisher ?

Alan Hahn

Who wouldnt? Even Jeter threatened to leave once. RT @iamvega1982: @Alan Hahn yeah and Melo didn't stay in New York cause of the money lol

Alan Hahn

Jo gave it his best. But Melo clearly saw potential issue with Rose. RT @Guare456: @Alan Hahn how was noah's pursuit??? was that telling??

Alan Hahn

Proves media was being fed BS. #sawces RT @makhave11i: @Alan Hahn lol i just read the CHI Times article... made Melo's decision easier.

Alan Hahn

Some very revealing comments by Derrick Rose here about his apathy toward Melo pursuit: suntimes.com/sports/2898052…

Sam Amico

My latest Team USA Report: Kyrie on LeBron; the PG battle; more. foxsports.com/ohio/story/tea…

Sean Highkin

Rose didn't say anything about Melo. He said he talked to Pau before he signed and that got twisted into "He likes Pau more than Melo."

Sean Highkin

I don't think the Bulls didn't get Melo because Rose didn't recruit hard enough. They didn't get him because he liked NY and they had more $

Royce Young

Paul George: LeBron James immediately made Cavs frontrunners cbsprt.co/1AEsWzY

Jason Lloyd

LeBron James brings the Christmas spotlight back with him to Cavs: LeBron James will be taking his talents t... bit.ly/1m27FX0

Chris Haynes

Pacers Paul George tells @CSNNW he won't allow Cavs signing LeBron James interfere with rivalry "I'm gunning for him" csnnw.com/nba/george-won…

Dwain Price

Parsons will line up against the #Rockets on Oct. 7, Durant on Oct. 10, George on Oct. 12 and 18, and LeBron on Oct. 17.

Roland Lazenby

Riley on LeBron's Departure: This Is Business bleacherreport.com/tb/ddCjl

Dwain Price

LeBron James and the #Cavs host the #Mavs on Oct. 17. Cavs fans were big Mavs fans when Dallas met LBJ and the Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals.

Dwain Price

(CONT.) After that the #Mavs play LeBron James in Cleveland on Oct. 17, play @ the #Pacers on Oct. 18, host the Grizzlies on Oct. 20 (CONT).

Kevin Ding

How is @Kyrie Irving really feeling about the topic of LeBron's return these days? My column from Vegas: bleacherreport.com/articles/21472…

Mico Halili

Back with a #PostGameSD segment on @SolarSportsDesk 10pm. Tonight's topic: LeBron James returns to number 23. Tune in!

Tom Ziller

Good morning, LeBron went from D-Wade to D-Wait! sbnation.com/nba/2014/7/31/… http://t.co/WwsmhCWVqh

Ira Winderman

Did LeBron owe Pat Riley greater free-agency candor (and is it just time to move on)? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/WOLrCw plus more.

Royce Young

Dion Waiters looking to study Dwyane Wade to learn how to play with LeBron James: cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas…

Jason Lloyd

Beacon Journal rejects ad intended to take shot at LeBron James: Get that weak stuff out of here.That’s what t... bit.ly/1o6qtZf

Ira Winderman

Would Carmelo have re-signed with the Knicks if he knew this?! #sharknado2

Mico Halili

How do you guys feel about LeBron going back to number 23?

Kurt Helin

Pat Riley says he didn’t think LeBron was leaving, Heat can turn around quickly dlvr.it/6T9Rkd

Barry Jackson

For those away from Twitter last couple hours, everything Pat Riley had to say (LeBron,much more) on 5:30 conf. call: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Ira Winderman

Riley offers his take on end game with LeBron, one seemingly devastating, daunting, deceitful, briefly demoralizing. bit.ly/UCcyyS

Barry Jackson

Link:Most everything Pat Riley had to say today(LeBron leaving, his reaction, franchise's future and much,much more): miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Sean Highkin

If LeBron really cared about his #brand, he would have announced his decision on his app like Cuban is for the Mavs' schedule

Ethan J. Skolnick

Final thing: Riley did confirm what I'd heard, that the Heat tried to get in on Carmelo. "But we were a little late to that party."

Ira Winderman

Pat Riley touches on EVERYTHING about Heat's offseason (particularly LeBron's departure). bit.ly/UMcT1U

Jason Lieser

Pat Riley reiterated today he has no resentment toward LeBron.

Barry Jackson

Riley called Carmelo's agent&tried to get in on Carmelo sweepstakes after LeBron left but "we were a little late to that party"

Jason Lieser

Pat Riley on Granger/McRoberts/etc after LeBron bolted: “Nobody tried to back out of this thing and move somewhere else.”

Jason Lieser

Riley on the LeBron meeting in LV: “I’m always optimistic. There wasn’t anything in that meeting that told me that wasn’t going to happen."

Jason Lieser

Riley on Wade: "There’s a possibility Dwyane can turn back into who he was before he ceded a good part of his game to LeBron."

Jason Lieser

Pat Riley on LeBron: "People in this country have the right to do what they want to do. He wanted to go home, and we respect that."

Jason Lieser

Pat Riley on LeBron: "You move on. That’s what happens. We were shocked, but we recovered."

Jason Lieser

Was Pat Riley hurt by LeBron's decision? "I don’t get hurt."

Barry Jackson

He said he told LeBron that Riley would tell free agents that he expected LeBron to be part of the team,and LeBron voiced no objection. Hmm

Ethan J. Skolnick

Riley says plans w/Bosh were ripped up when LeBron left: "I’ll be damned if I was going 2 let him walk out the door. I’m gonna tell u that."

Ira Winderman

Riley on Wade, "There's the possibility of Dwyane can return to where he was before he ceded a good part of his game to LeBron."

Barry Jackson

He expects this team to be very competitive in E.Conference,hopes Wade and Bosh can be what they were before LeBron left....

Jason Lieser

Pat Riley told LeBron he planned to sell FAs on joining a LeBron-led team. He never said, ‘No, don’t do that.’”