Championship-Caliber Players Being Traded

By Hayden Gonzalez –

Trading spaces, trading places, the NBA is getting a mix-up on its teams.

So far this year  in the NBA, there has been several trades that have affected the teams on the East coast.  With the New York knicks acquiring Carmelo Anthony, a former Denver Nugget, there are many teams stacked with superstars. Then, there’s the Miami Heat with Lebron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade. The New York Nicks have acquired Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups in the trade with the Denver Nuggets. Also, former Utah Jazz, all-star point guard, Deron Williams was traded to the New Jersey Nets.

With so many new faces on new teams, how do their fans feel about it?  Will people continue to follow their dominant team or will their loyalty to one player make them become fans of a new an improved establishment?

Some Penn Manor NBA fans think teams nowadays need a superstar lineup in order to dominate.

Spike Lee shows his Knicks pride. Photo Courtesy of

“Its funny how good players can’t win on their own, ” said sophomore Daulton Parmer.  “Michael Jordan didn’t do that, he just wanted to win and he did by himself.”

Parmer also stated that the Los Angeles Lakers are going to be the most effected team in the NBA because, “Lakers are an experienced championship team, and they are all around good.”

The Lakers have what is considered a “stacked” team with Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant, Derrik Fisher, Ron Artest, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum, when he’s  healthy

With the trade of Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks, the East is becoming stacked with players. Although there was speculations of Anthony going to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Denver Nuggets weren’t willing to trade a superstar on a championship team that will have Anthony for the next couple of years. Trading him to the Lakers, that would mean they will be visiting him during in-conference play.

There are some Penn Manor students carefully watching the trades to some of their favorite teams.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea for the Nuggets [to trade Anthony] to the Nicks,” said freshman Austin Cline.

With all of these star players stacked on the East and West coast teams the second half of the NBA season will leave various Penn Manor students cheering for joy and others sobbing with losses.