Carmelo Anthony Believes ‘Time is Coming’ to Win a Championship

by June 27, 2012
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Melo is training hard this offseason, having lost 12 pounds already since his Knicks were ousted from the Playoffs. Anthony thinks it’s only a matter of time until he’ll be hoisting up the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Per the NY Post: “After watching his buddy [LeBron] James win his first title last Thursday, Anthony said that could be him soon. Anthony sent LeBron a congratulatory text message that night. ‘I believe my time is coming,’ Anthony said. ‘I’m a big believer in that. Whether this year or next year, I truly believe our time is coming. We’re going to keep playing for that. ’ Anthony has been training for the London Olympics with Tyson Chandler in Los Angeles and said he’s lost 12 pounds, down to 239, since the playoffs ended in the first round in five games to the eventual champion Heat. Knicks coach Mike Woodson and his staff visited Anthony, Chandler and Jeremy Lin last week in L.A. and the coaching staff was impressed. Woodson had talked about ‘Melo being in better shape next season. ‘I’m exceeding expectations,’ Anthony said. ‘They were kind of shocked to see me down in weight. They came to my workout, saw it. They’re actually excited how much hard work I’ve put in since the season ended.’ Anthony said the Woodson visit was terrific, with the belief Lin assuredly is re-signing. ‘We’re just trying to get that camaraderie right now and a family mentality, tried to create a bond, not just on the court but off the court,’ Anthony said.”