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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 11:10 am  |  35 responses

Carmelo Anthony to Keep Shooting Despite Criticism from Bernard King


New York Knicks legend Bernard King, who happens to be Carmelo Anthony’s childhood hero, posted critical remarks on his Twitter feed (before the account was, of course, shut down). King—who does TV work for the Knicks—seems to think the injured Anthony is forcing things, and should look to involve his teammates more. Melo won’t hear of it, and plans to keep jacking shots up until his touch returns. Per the NY Daily News: “Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is frustrated by a Game 1 loss but not discouraged by criticism that he is shooting the ball too much in recent games. Carmelo Anthony is going to keep hoisting them up, no matter what anyone else says — including former Knick Bernard King. Anthony, who is 35-for-110 from the floor over the past four games (three losses) including a 10-for-28 performance in Sunday’s Game 1 loss to the Pacers, said Monday, ‘I’m going to keep shooting.’ … ‘I feel like the shots I took I can make. Someone else might think differently,’ said Anthony, who is playing with a protective wrapping on his injured left shoulder. ‘Those are shots I can make and I have been making. I’m going to keep shooting… We’ll be a much better team come (Tuesday).’ [...] Mike Woodson wasn’t laying the blame for the Game 1 loss at Anthony’s feet. He said the team defensively took ‘a step backward’ and it was often out of position against the taller Pacers, which let to being out-rebounded 44-30. However, Woodson does want to get Anthony going. ‘Some of the shots he’s taking he made early in the year and in the middle of the season and in the playoffs when we first started the run with the Celtics,’ Woodson said. ‘Some of those shots are not falling. We have to find other means for him to score the ball. I have to help him in that area.’ As for his advice for Anthony? ‘Take better shots,’ he added. ‘Sometimes some of the difficult shots you’ve been accustomed to making that you’re not making — you’ve got to figure out a way to get better shots.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Bernard King was his childhood hero now? They really need to cut the crap with the whole Melo/NY connection. He’s as much a NYer as Michael Jordan.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    RIGHT.
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    Bernard King retired when Melo was 9 years old. And he wasn’t even a Knick at the time.
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    From Melo’s Jock Bio: He absolutely loved basketball—both the college game and the NBA. At the time, the Big East Conference was one of the nation’s best, with big-time players like Eric Murdock, Malik Sealy, Alonzo Mourning, Terry Dehere and Donyell Marshall.

    The Knicks, meanwhile, were developing into a championship contender behind Georgetown grad Patrick Ewing. For Carmelo, there was nothing better than when spring rolled around each year. First he would gorge himself on March Madness, and then he would turn his attention to the NBA playoffs.

  • MeloMan2215

    Melo has been claiming bernard king as his childhood idol long before he ever put on a Knicks jersey…. get your facts straight

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Prove it. The only fact i offered was about when King retired…which is true, other than that i just posted his jock bio. which i had nothing to do with publishing.
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    read better.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    “Growing up a lot of people started saying I remind them of Bernard King and I started taking heed of that and watching more film as I got into the game more.”

    Direct quote from Melo when he was still in Denver. Doesn’t sound like that was his idol to me. It was manufactured because they’re both high scoring forwards, from Brooklyn(lol) that play for the Knicks.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    uh oh, i hope meloman refers to his energy level.

  • O

    And this is why Melo is a scoring champion and LeBron is a 4-time MVP. The worst part is Melo is a good and sometimes great passer, but dunn wants to be the spotlight star. SMFH…

  • LakeShow

    Never great.
    He had a season high 8 assists once this season….

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL, Melo has never even thrown a great pass.

  • shockexchange

    The Shock Exchange is of the opinion that If the Knicks lose the series, it won’t be due to Melo’s shooting or JR Smith’s “wrong frame of mind.” It will be because the Pacers are simply a better, more balance team. The Knicks’ real problem is Roy Hibbert, Paul George, George Hill, et. al.

  • spit hot fiyah

    ‘I feel like the shots I took I can make. Someone else might think differently´- yes we might

  • Max

    It will have more to do with their bad shooting.

  • LakeShow

    Rather than down vote, refute my fact with one of your own that disputes mine…
    Or not… Since you can’t.

  • shockexchange

    Or it may have something to do with the Pacers defense … as the theme from “Jeopardy” plays ad in finitum.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    dude, how many times have i had to tell you infinitum is one word? it is “ad infinitum”
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    saying it the way you are is like someone else saying,
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    “As the theme for jeopardy plays end lessly”
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    Makes you look dumber than you already do.

  • playa

    “‘I’m going to keep shooting.’ … ‘I feel like the
    shots I took I can make. Someone else might think differently,’ said
    Anthony, who is playing with a protective wrapping on his injured left
    shoulder. ‘Those are shots I can make and I have been making. I’m going
    to keep shooting… – My boy, #kobesystem !!! Kobe never has been shooting as poor fg% in play offs as Melo though.

  • shockexchange

    You’re the “Jordan Crawford” of SLAM … always tryna “catch the fade” when deep down you know you don’t want it though.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    aww the can of empty threats and broken phrases strikes again.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    @disqus_rOeXXBD2qs:disqus @c5dfdaae1f8be7739940fd491c435298:disqus you guys need to quit this meaningless debate lol

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    @nbk @shockexchange:disqus hah fellas get along!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    This is a debate I hold near and dear to my heart my friend.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    you internet people on a another level… hah. weirdo

    i think you pay more attention to this website, then your child.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    its got my attention

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I’m at work. And i don’t even really look at the comments, I read them once or twice, then just look at my mentions.

  • Max

    Great D + Bad shot selection from opponent = big win for Pacers;
    Great D + Smart shot selection from opponent = chance for the Knicks.

  • shockexchange

    Max with the “new math.” You’re the best. However, it doesn’t align with Melo’s “Ima get mine at all cost” attitude.

  • Max

    Lol, your comments are always so confusing dood.

  • shockexchange

    You will understand in time grasshopper.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    :)

  • Max

    Good!

  • Jone

    what else can melo do except to jack it up… that is what he knows… sadly its the only thing he knows… involve his teammates? that’s impossible!!!

  • danpowers

    he is only able to tell you what he sees in the stats man. dont ask too much of him ;)

  • Drig

    Scorer’s mentality. Except Kobe’s always been more skilled and adept at managing it.

    Also, you guys are being too hard on Melo. I for one like the fact that he’s confident. It can blow up in his face if he has a string of subpar games though.

  • shockexchange

    Ha ha! You’ve just out-shocked the Shock Exchange.

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