The tie between Carmelo Anthony and the Chicago Bulls has become one of the most talked-about storylines in sports over the last couple months.
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Google yields more than 6 million results, from Photoshopped images of Melo in a Bulls uniform to reasons why Melo would — or wouldn't — fit in Chicago.
New York Daily News' Frank Isola threw his column in the mix Tuesday night and the newspaper's tabloid cover flashed a simple message: Let Melo Walk Away.
Isola thinks chairman James Dolan and the Knicks should send Melo packing when the superstar officially becomes a free agent on July 1. It'd be a way to start over for a franchise that is enduring "the worst Knicks season in 25 years."
But the question remains: Even if Melo becomes a free agent, would he choose the Windy City?
Following the Knicks' blowout loss in Chicago, Isola's Sunday column was geared toward Melo's fit in Chicago and how Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls could get the most out of the star scorer.
CSN's David Kaplan thinks Melo would be the piece to put the Bulls over the top.
NBA.com's Steve Aschburner believes Melo would change the culture in Chicago in a bad way.
No matter what happens, this is a storyline that won't go away until Anthony actually puts pen to paper and signs a new deal somewhere.