Carmelo Anthony and his friends had a better time with the New York Knicks. Though it lasted for only a season 2012-13, but the jubilant New York Knicks won 54 games in the regular season and even made it into the second round of the playoffs. Since then time has changed things so much.
Just when Melo, J.R. Smith, Tyson Chandler and Iman Shumpert had started to figure things out, “Injuries, poor personnel decisions and general James Dolan shenanigans ended up bringing them back down to earth,” the CBS Sports quoted.
Smith and Shumpert were traded by the Knicks with the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas. Equations took a drastic change and Anthony felt that his friends had been taken away.
The Knicks and Cleveland play against each other on Wednesday night but Smith and Shumpert are out with injuries. Anthony was hopeful that he would play against his “Brothers” and commented “I would love to play against my brothers. It seems like LeBron took all my family from me.”
According to the New York Daily, Anthony further stated, “It was more seeing your family out there than anything,” he said. “I didn’t see it from a competitive standpoint. I watched it as kind of two guys – JR, I’ve been with him for almost 10 years – Shump was a guy who came in and kind of like was a little brother to me – and of course LeBron who I was connected with since high school. So to see them guys compete at that level, it was more seeing my family out there and being excited for them.”
The NY Daily wrote that Anthony could claim something over Kobe Bryant and also about his winning record against Lebron James. In response the NY Daily quoted Anthony as saying, “Those are fun stats, but that’s not something we talk about,” Anthony said. “At the end of the day it comes down to the postseason, so s**t doesn’t mean nothing.”
“We know each other’s game. He brings the best out of me and I bring the best out of him. I’m pretty sure we both look forward to these games.”
While Lebron James has been a better player than Carmelo Anthony, there has always been a comparison involving the two. Ever since Anthony got drafted in 2003, James and Kobe Bryant were the only two players to have scored as many points as Anthony.