Though he doesn’t have an official position with his beloved Knicks, the press often turns to the team’s most famous (and visible) fan for his opinion on all critical matters.
Of course, it is generally accepted that New York is Anthony’s preferred destination, so this isn’t exactly groundbreaking insight or that far-fetched of a prediction. Lee also used the opportunity to slyly promote his latest documentary.
From the NY Post:
Knicks season-ticket holder Spike Lee, from his seat on celebrity row [Saturday] night, acknowledged his friendship with fellow Brooklynite Carmelo Anthony and delivered his wish for the coming year. “I have just one sentence for you,” Lee told The Post before the Knicks’ 100-95 loss to the Trail Blazers in their home opener. “Carmelo Anthony will be with the Knicks if God is willing and the creek don’t rise.”
An old saying meaning a goal will be achieved as outside forces do not wreak havoc, “If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise” is also the title of Lee’s latest documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Following the Nuggets’ season opener, Anthony gave the strongest hint yet of his desire to bolt town: ”They want to sit down and talk, but my thing is it’s way beyond this year. It ain’t got nothing to do with the new GM, Josh, the players. For me, I feel it’s a time for change. If I do nothing now, I’m never going to do anything. I feel like my time is now to make a decision if I want to leave or if I want to stay.”
Knicks fans can only hope that God will be on their side once ‘Melo is a free man.