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Whole World Rejoices As Carmelo Anthony Signs With Portland

There was something different about my night of sleep. For the first time in awhile, I felt relaxed and at peace with the world. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but right as I woke up the earth had a different vibe to it; A happier, more wholesome vibe. Than I got this odd feeling of nostalgia, but this was also puzzling me. After about 20 minutes of trying to peace together what was going on, it all hit me like a ton of bricks... THIS IS WHAT THE WORLD FEELS LIKE WHEN CARMELO ANTHONY IS IN THE NBA. Just a better place.

As a kid who was born in the late 90's in Denver, my first conscious memories of basketball are rookie Melo. Prior to Melo being dealt from Denver, I thought life was all fadeaways and running teardrops. A young, bright-eyed fella, who at the time, felt like he grew up with Melo. I woke up to highlights of him slamming on Argentinian dudes, and fell asleep to clips of him hitting game winners in Prince James's face (wasn't a king until '12).

February 23rd, 2011 will always be my burned in my brain until I leave this earth. My own personal FYRE fest some may say. This is when I realized just how dark this earth can be. That was the infamous day, the Nuggets franchise took a turn for the worse. In one of the largest deals in NBA history, Carmelo Kyam Anthony was dealt to the Knicks. It was actually for the better, but no chance was a 13 year old #StayMe7o lifer like myself, going to be convinced any different. I mean the guy gave Prime Kobe one of the best 1v1 playoff battles in history. I don't care what anyone says: The 2009 Western Conference Finals is one of the best examples of two cold-blooded assassins just trading blows. Miss you, Mamba.

It's almost irrelevant if Melo still has buckets to give for the Blazers. We treat our veterans with respect in this country, and that's a 3x Gold medalist we're talking about. With all he's done for our country, he should be able to coach the damn Blazers if he so pleases (only jokes, help out a real veteran here). I'm not sure if Terry Stots even opposes that.

For NBA twitter purposes alone, we need Carmelo Anthony like a dog needs water. Fro Melo, corn-row Melo, buzz-cut Melo, Stay Me7o Melo, hoodie Melo and all other types of Melo deserve a role in the NBA. If Disney can bring back 2009, than why can't the NBA? Someone sign J-Crawsover immediatley, find Deron Williams and make sure he still knows how to shoot a basketball, give Hasheem Thabeet another run at the NBA, I don't care what it takes; I want it all. They can call it NBA+ and charge 6.99 a month.

REMINDER TO SELF:E-mail adamsilver@nba.com that business plan. He'll love it.

With a struggling Portland team, a new look Thunder, and the Timberwolves still being the Timberwolves, I was 100% Nuggets were only going to be battling the Jazz for Northwest Division Champs. This signing changes everything. Melo doesn't even need to touch the court and his game is still priceless. You just can't put value on a team player, glue guy like Melo. Needless to say, but I will bring it up anyways... His years of All-Pro defense will surely change the culture on that side of the ball. Love the signing Portland. Eat dirt Lamelo Ball, you got at least another year till we know you as Melo.

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