Carmelo Anthony: ‘Dream Come True’ to Play With Jeremy Lin

The Linsanity is still, um, Linsane. Boxers are weighing in, Jeremy Lin is getting magazine covers, he’s being compared to movie characters, and he’s fattening the pockets of his employers and other stakeholders. And according to teammate Carmelo Anthony, there’s no reason to worry about the two co-existing. From the NY Times: “In a period of grief and mourning, the Stoudemire family of Lake Wales, Fla., found joy in the same place that basketball fans everywhere did last week: they watched Knicks games. Amar’e Stoudemire was back at Knicks practice Monday, after the death of his older brother last week in a car accident. ‘We were watching Linsanity,’ Amar’e Stoudemire, smiling brightly, said Monday. ‘And my family was getting a kick out of it. That’s the only smiles they really had all week.’ […] Stoudemire, who has been pining for a skilled playmaker all season, favorably compared Lin’s style to that of Steve Nash, his former teammate in Phoenix. ‘You guys know my game,’ Stoudemire said. ‘You guys know how I play.’ There are questions about [Carmelo] Anthony, however. Anthony is used to dominating the ball, and his one-on-one style could disrupt the offensive flow the Knicks have established. Anthony will surely have to cede some control and play off the ball. Anthony says he is aware of the concern, having been bombarded about it on Twitter. ‘All this stuff about me fitting in, it’s funny,’ Anthony said. He insisted: ‘This is like a dream come true to me. It takes some pressure off of me.’ Anthony was forced to play as a point forward for much of the season while the Knicks’ other point guards, Toney Douglas and Iman Shumpert, struggled. ‘When I get back, Jeremy will have the ball in his hands, and I’m playing off of that,’ he said. [Mike] D’Antoni also dismissed the issue, saying of Anthony: ‘He’s not going to mess it up. I think that’s ludicrous.'”