Walt Frazier Wants Carmelo Anthony to Be More Like LeBron James

Heading into this season, Walt “Clyde” Frazier’s biggest piece of advice for Carmelo Anthony is to be more like LeBron James. Which, to be fair, sounds a whole lot easier said than done. From the NY Times: “Frazier, a television analyst for MSG, believes the Knicks improved this off-season with the acquisitions of Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby and Raymond Felton. But he was quick to point out that so did the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. That is why Frazier thinks Coach Mike Woodson and the Knicks, who are loaded with veterans, need to win now. ‘I think their window is a two-year window right now,’ he said of the Knicks’ chances at a championship. ‘They have to capitalize right away.’ Frazier knows what it takes to win a title. In the 1972-73 season, Frazier said that he, Bill Bradley, Willis Reed and other teammates had great chemistry. Like a number of Knicks fans, Frazier is eager to see if Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire can form a stronger bond this season. ‘They better forget last year and do whatever it takes,’ Frazier said of Anthony and Stoudemire. ‘They have to look at Miami and what LeBron James was able to do, Carmelo especially because James became the consummate player — defense, passing and whatever else it took for that team to get a championship.'”