After months of speculation and creeping doubts, the Chicago Bulls have finally gotten their man.
Carmelo Anthony has just signed a multi-year contract to join Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, and Taj Gibson as one of the most fearsome foursomes in all of the NBA. Leaving one extra year and millions of dollars table in New York might very well have been a tough choice for Melo. However, his desire to take the Bulls back to the NBA's promised land was enough to make the pay cut a moot point.
After being selected third overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA Draft, Anthony dazzled fans in the Mile High City for seven-plus years - helping transform the Nuggets into a high-octane, perennial contender in the Western Conference.
Anthony was traded to the New York Knicks in a blockbuster three-team trade in February of 2011. Over the course of his three-plus seasons with the franchise, the Knicks made the NBA Playoffs three out of a possible four times. Anthony also won the NBA regular-season scoring title in 2012-13.
Now, the seven-time NBA All-Star brings his scoreboard-lighting game to Chicago for what will be one of the most anticipated team debuts of the past several years.
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