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Carmelo Addresses Selfish Label, Believes It Began During Linsanity


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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 11:40 AM

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Carmelo Anthony addressed the widespread notion that he's a selfish player, pinpointing in his mind when the "Anthony is selfish" meme began.

"Let's be frank about it," he said. "When it comes to the Knicks, we're talking about one particular point in time. We're talking about the whole Linsanity thing. That's when it started. That's when it started to escalate as far as people saying I was selfish."

Jeremy Lin led the Knicks to an 8-1 record while Anthony was out with an injury last winter.

The Knicks stumbled when Anthony returned to the lineup, leading Mike D'Antoni to resign.

"Lin came and we started winning games and then we started losing games, and they could only point to one thing, which is me, the leader of the team," Anthony said. "They're not going to point to Amar'e (Stoudemire). They're not going to point to (guard) Iman Shumpert. They're going to point to me. I accept that. It doesn't bother me."


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Posted September 12, 2012 - 04:17 PM

What's this doing in the NCAA Basketball thread
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Posted September 12, 2012 - 04:49 PM

I'm on Melo's side on this one. Hes a willing passer, he does have more of a scorer's mentality but he will distribute if the guys are open. The problem with him and his teammates has been DEFENSE. They dont make necessary stops when they used to. Its that side of the ball. The whole Linsanity thing began with D'Antoni just gave Lin the ball and let him loose, Lin had a lot of trouble adjusting to Amare AND Melo as a PG thats his job, they're the better scorers and those guys weren't getting the ball in their spots. Its a needed divorce for both

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 04:50 PM

Why is this on the ncaa thread?
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Posted November 18, 2012 - 05:29 PM

He's going through what Kobe went through. Even if he has an MVP season this year they wouldn't give it to him because he doesn't "make his teammates better" when you're a player like him you get the label. Problem is he doesn't have the rings to show for it yet and Amar'e isn't shaq so he's pretty hard pressed.

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