During a recent exchange on Melo’s Instagram page, a fan questioned the 31-year-old’s commitment to winning. Anthony fired back, and didn’t pull any punches in the process.
“I’m sure Melo wasn’t happy,” Walt Frazier said. “His future is now. You know, he’s not getting younger.”
Melo goes for the most high fives in 30 seconds at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
Kenyon Martin, who played with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in Denver from 2004-11 and in New York in 2013 and 2014, feels sorry for the face of the franchise.
Regardless of all the moves the Knicks have made, what happens this upcoming season and the next three after that is still completely dependent on Carmelo Anthony.
They say there’s no better place to win than the Big Apple. Tell that to a big-time basketball player who finds the weather and the winning much more palatable in the world west of the Hudson.
“I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft. And now, this is just my own personal opinion, I think he is soft. I don’t think he has a killer instinct in his eyes, at least this last year.”
Despite approximately $27 million in cap space, bringing a marquee free agent to New York could be a hard sell after the Knicks’ franchise-worst 17-65 finish.
Carmelo Anthony says he’s excited to get to work with rookie Kristaps Porzingis, despite reports that he’s upset with the Knicks’ performance on draft night.
I say with a slightly overt sense of pride that one fact about the man is now and forever indisputable. Anthony was never about winning.
Phil Jackson tried to placate his pricey player, then announced to the rest of the world that Melo is not the Knicks’ franchise. Is change coming? Time will tell.
Melo, without a title and perhaps past his prime at 31 years old, is apparently less than thrilled with the selection of Latvian rookie Kristaps Porzingis.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony announced Thursday that he is bringing a professional soccer team to Puerto Rico for the first time in three years.
Among the hundreds marching in Baltimore in support of Freddie Gray on Thursday was NBA star Carmelo Anthony, who moved to the city as a child.
Anthony is still a cornerstone of this franchise, and unless he waives his no-trade clause that isn’t going to change. The Knicks would be wise to remember that when they start hunting for free agents.