Hours before Carmelo Anthony takes the stage on his home court hardwood, the question remains; did he bow out of regular season games to make an appearance in this year’s All Star festivities?
If he did, it reminds me of all of the Fridays I faked being sick so I could stay home from school, only to miraculously recover just in time to hang out with my friends that night. I’m not saying that Anthony’s injury is a farce – but if he was too impaired to play with his team this week, he shouldn’t be allowed to play with other teams this weekend.
Word on NYC streets is that after tonight’s All Star game, he will most likely hang up his Melo 8’s for the remainder of the season, which is a flagrant foul in the face of the Knicks, and so indicative of his selfish behavior.
All season he has been the source of so much malcontent with his fellow players, and now after shunning his team, he wants to shine on basketball’s star-studded night. Where was he at the start of the season when he agreed to take on the triangle offense, then decided to take matters into his own hands, literally, and run his team around in circles?
There have been many reasons why the Knicks suck this season, and the offense Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher brought with them from LA to the big apple was not an easy task for a new team to tackle. But as a team player, and supposed leader of your pack, you don’t agree to something so crucial to the success of your season, and then back out because you always want the ball.
Maybe the triangle style of play is not for the Knicks, or at least the roster they have now. Jackson and Fisher can’t keep shoving dairy down the player’s throats when their digestive system is lactose intolerant, but Anthony should take up the game of golf if he doesn’t want to be held accountable to his team.