Swizz beats with the anti-midas touch.
If Amar’e Stoudemire wasn’t there, Melo would’ve made an off the glass self-alley-oop game winner.
They really thought a scorer that doesn’t play defense added to a team full of scorers that don’t play defense was supposed to make them a better team. D’Antoni is the least of their problems. If George Karl can’t get Melo to play D, I don’t know who else can. All Knicks fan can do is not care too much until Chris Paul comes to NY in 2012.
But NY is back right? First round playoff exit! Yeaaaaaa!
Carmelo Anthony saved his team from what would’ve been an embarrassing lost to the Gay-less Memphis Grizzlies. This is what great players do. They don’t blame their coach, they rise to the occasion.
Ron Artest keeps frontin. Everyone knows you can’t hug your therapist!
Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire weren’t as compassionate. via ESPN
When the locker room first opened to reporters after the game, Stoudemire and Anthony were bantering and laughing about players on the Miami Heat crying after their loss earlier Sunday to the Chicago Bulls, with Stoudemire fingering Chris Bosh(notes) as the watery-eyed one (although Bosh, when asked by reporters in Miami whether he had cried, said he almost had but did not).
“I heard Chris Bosh was crying tears,” Stoudemire said.
“Tears?” Anthony asked.
“Yeah, tears,” Stoudemire replied.
“Wait ’til I call him, man,” Anthony said. “I’ll be like: ‘What are you doing?'”
Very appropriate response for two very competitive players. Heat deserve to get clowned for this soft shit. This is a regular season game. C’mon! Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and all the other greats are shaking their head in disgust at the Heat.
Ahh yes the obligatory hip-hop song for your favorite team using Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” instrumental. This time it’s brought to you by Judge, up and coming rapper, who’s Amar’e’s artist. Making a song about your boss, that’s a new level of ass kissing. You know what it is!
Swag over a trillion thousand on this one. This must be similar to how Knicks fan celebrated when they heard Melo was coming to town.
There will be countless Melo Knicks shirts in the coming days. But you’ll gain basketball nerd props for a t-shirt inspired by Patrick Ewing’s 1986 adidas logo! It’s only fitting Melo is compared to Ewing. He will usher in a new era of Knicks dominance but fall short of championship glory.
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At first glance, Knicks gave up a lot: “Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, the Knicks’ 2014 first-round pick, two second-round picks New York acquired from the Golden State Warriors in the David Lee sign-and-trade and $3 million” (yahoo). Wilson Chandler wasn’t signed long term and he would become a bench player if he wasn’t traded. Danilo Gallinari is trigger happy with his shots and plays mediocre defense. And Raymond Felton was only signed for 2 years because the Knicks are eyeing Deron Williams or Chris Paul in the future.
It’s too bad Mike D’Antoni is still the coach. The fun will be over by May every year. The East playoffs are going to be a bloodbath. Boston, Miami, Chicago, New York, and to a lesser extent Orlando.
Denver will have to rebuild but at least they can still compete for now. And they’re better off than Cleveland. Both franchises were “saved” by drafting Melo and LeBron, respectively. And now both have to deal with their departures.