Dear Chris Paul,
It's been said many times by many different people that you're this generation's Isiah Thomas (on the court anyways). But please don't do what Isiah did. Don't go to New York.
We've all seen the rumors, saying that James Dolan has been a moderate during NBA labor negotiations in part to let you know he's not as bad as everyone says he is. We know Carmelo Anthony has taken advantage of the fact that you've been in New York a lot this off-season because of labor negotiations. We know he's been actively recruiting you to New York. Don't take the bait. James Dolan is in fact as bad an owner as you've heard about and Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire won't be enough to get you that elusive ring. And whatever you do, don't listen to Zeke!
I know it's tempting. In one season, your boy LeBron James, fellow "Jumpman 23" buddy Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh got together and made it to the Finals without a ton of team chemistry and a less than stellar supporting cast. But they also had to slug it out with two top five teams in the league before they got to the Finals. They also dealt with a ton of pressure because of the way their team came together. It wouldn't be exactly the same if you went to New York (unless you crush New Orleans on national TV), but it'd still be the New York media and the pressure would be incredible.