I saw this news item earlier today and smiled. Carmelo Anthony is one of the top prizes in this year’s NBA free agent class, producing nearly as many rumors and headlines as Olympics teammate and 2003-04 Draft classmate LeBron James.
The NBA offseason has been more animated and energized than the 2013-14 regular season and, dare I say it, the NBA Playoffs. The Spurs’ dismantling of the Heat in June vaulted us into one of the most star-studded free agent periods ever and put a bow on a fairly predictable campaign.
And now the rumor mill churns 24-7 with proposed destinations, sign-and-trades and more twists and turns than the best murder mystery serial …
So, of course people are looking to capitalize on the headlines and, in this particular instance, Anthony’s history. Anthony was a member of the 2004 U.S. Men’s Olympic team that claimed the Bronze medal in Athens. As he pondered his history and looked to the future, Anthony gave his medal to a family member. Said family member then decided to profit and put the item up for bidding at Julien’s Auctions.
The winning bidder is unknown at this time. Check out the full article here.