By: Mike Cortez | @CortezEra
After opting out of his contract with the New York Knicks yesterday, Carmelo Anthony has a lot to think about in the upcoming weeks. He’s 30 years old, in the prime of his career and looking for his first championship. His fellow 2003 Draft Classmates and good friends LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh already have two rings. With teams like Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Miami all in the mix Anthony has to organize his priorities.
In his short time in New York he has already left a mark. He set the Madison Square Garden record for most points in a single game last season with a 62 point explosion against Charlotte, led the Knicks to the playoffs for the first time in God knows how long and he has seen his brand evolve a great deal. The Knicks can offer the most money, most marketing opportunities, but is money the top priority? Anthony sat down with Vice Sports to talk about those other priorities and his decision to opt out.