In town to support a friend, former Denver Nuggets centerDikembe Mutombo couldn’t resist doling out a little friendly adviceto Carmelo Anthony.Careful what you wish for.”You think the grass is going to be greener on the other side,because you think it’s not raining here right now,” said Mutombo,who was in Denver on Wednesday to support friend and newly hiredNuggets GM Masai Ujiri as the team opened the season against theUtah Jazz. ”But by the time you walk to the other side, it mightnot be green. You might be going to the same dry season youexperienced in the other part.”Since Mutombo serves as the global ambassador for the league,though, he didn’t feel it was right to personally chat with Anthonyabout his situation, delivering his message instead through themedia.Anthony has been the subject of trade speculation ever since hespurned a three-year, $65 million extension with the Nuggets inJune. The Nuggets have until the February trade deadline to dealAnthony or risk losing him through free agency next summer, when hewould be the headliner of the 2011 class.Mutombo can relate on some level. He played his first fiveseasons in Denver, becoming an instant crowd favorite, only toleave for Atlanta in 1996.His decision to split also… Read full this story
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