Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 72

Thread: Has MDA lost the players? (Melo postgame comments)

  1. #1
    Huge Member smokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,226
    Rep Power
    19

    Default Has MDA lost the players? (Melo postgame comments)

    If you saw tonights Magic game you know what I'm talking about.

    Melo said that "we threw out the schemes, the X's and O's, we just played hard" and when commenting on why they didn't foul at the end of regulation to save the game going to OT he said "you gotta ask coach about that one, I don't make those calls..." with a telling smirk on his face.

    Honestly if MDA has lost Melo it's only a matter of time before the rest of the team is lost too. Unless MDA can lead us on a really successful run I doubt he can get the players back. Is MDA really on his way out now?

    Discuss!

  2. #2
    Veteran KBlack25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,668
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    If he lost the locker room then he needs to go.

    That said, I don't think those comments indicate that he has.

  3. #3
    Huge Member smokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,226
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Originally Posted by KBlack25
    If he lost the locker room then he needs to go.

    That said, I don't think those comments indicate that he has.
    He probably hasn't lost all the players yet. But those comments do appear to me like he lost Melo. The way Melo looked and the expression on his face when answering that said a lot more than just the words themselves.

    If Melo is gone its only a matter of time before the rest of the players follow since he is going to become our leader on the court.

  4. #4
    Veteran KBlack25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,668
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    Originally Posted by smokes
    He probably hasn't lost all the players yet. But those comments do appear to me like he lost Melo. The way Melo looked and the expression on his face when answering that said a lot more than just the words themselves.

    If Melo is gone its only a matter of time before the rest of the players follow since he is going to become our leader on the court.
    Melo just got out of a situation where his coach bashed him upon leaving. He just made a pretty public scene to force his way to NY, an ordeal that lasted months.

    Maybe he decided to - after the turmoil of this season - not try and ruffle any feathers by commenting either way on a question that should be reserved for the coach. Maybe he decided to "pick his battles"- rather than comment here in the midst of a playoff run and go over the head of the coach, by making any comment, he decided to fall in line and shut his mouth for a little. That doesn't mean that privately Melo isn't so into MDA. But the comments don't indicate much, in my eyes.

  5. #5
    Veteran la2ny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Compton,Ca
    Posts
    1,777
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Originally Posted by KBlack25
    Melo just got out of a situation where his coach bashed him upon leaving. He just made a pretty public scene to force his way to NY, an ordeal that lasted months.

    Maybe he decided to - after the turmoil of this season - not try and ruffle any feathers by commenting either way on a question that should be reserved for the coach.
    Exactly. He just answered a question he shouldn't have even been asked.

  6. #6
    Huge Member smokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,226
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Maybe I'm the only one who thinks the look on his face was saying "why don't you ask our dumbass coach".

  7. #7
    Veteran la2ny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Compton,Ca
    Posts
    1,777
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Originally Posted by smokes
    Maybe I'm the only one who thinks the look on his face was saying "why don't you ask our dumbass coach".
    Thats pretty much what he said lol, but I didn't get the fire his ass vibe. Though Im sure he wants a coach similar to what most fans do.

  8. #8
    Fundamentally Sound ronoranina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,758
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    It was a question to bait Melo and he reacted a little to it like he was surprised.

    He answered it correctly though.

    The players give their best effort in weeks and now MDA has lost the locker room smh???

    The time to ask this question has passed sir..

  9. #9
    Veteran KBlack25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,668
    Rep Power
    13

    Default

    Originally Posted by smokes
    Maybe I'm the only one who thinks the look on his face was saying "why don't you ask our dumbass coach".
    Maybe I'm the only one not familiar enough with Carmelo Anthony and how he contorts his face in a multitude of different situations to where I can read his face without knowing him or what goes on in his head.

  10. #10
    Evacuee Crazy⑧s's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    日本
    Posts
    6,486
    Rep Power
    27

    Default

    Don't really think the comments were indicative of a locker room revolution.

    But it's good to see that no one's exempt from being blamed in Melo's eyes. As long as it's justified and reasonable, I can see that as a form of constructive criticism.

    The media will manifest some BS out of it no doubt.

    Regarding the game, the other glaring question that remains to me is why we didn't hit STAT in the paint when Howard had 5 fouls. That's just retarded.

    Billups, though he made a pair of critical 3s, was pretty poor. Good plays here and there, but a very shabby performance. If those 3s didn't drop, he'd be in the ko.com stocks right now.

  11. #11
    Fundamentally Sound ronoranina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,758
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Originally Posted by KBlack25
    Maybe I'm the only one not familiar enough with Carmelo Anthony and how he contorts his face in a multitude of different situations to where I can read his face without knowing him or what goes on in his head.
    lol.........

  12. #12
    Huge Member smokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    4,226
    Rep Power
    19

    Default

    Originally Posted by ronoranina
    It was a question to bait Melo and he reacted a little to it like he was surprised.

    He answered it correctly though.

    The players give their best effort in weeks and now MDA has lost the locker room smh???

    The time to ask this question has passed sir..
    Of course it was a loaded question not disputing that.

    And yes he answered it correctly, verbally.

    As I said, he probably hasn't lost everyone yet. Melo clearly lost more respect for him tonight though.

    Maybe I'm the only one not familiar enough with Carmelo Anthony and how he contorts his face in a multitude of different situations to where I can read his face without knowing him or what goes on in his head.
    Yeah of course it's just like that. So if someone came up to you grinning and told you they are dying from a gunshot wound you'd think they are serious...

  13. #13
    Superstar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    658
    Rep Power
    5

    Default

    Originally Posted by smokes
    He probably hasn't lost all the players yet. But those comments do appear to me like he lost Melo. The way Melo looked and the expression on his face when answering that said a lot more than just the words themselves.

    If Melo is gone its only a matter of time before the rest of the players follow since he is going to become our leader on the court.
    I saw more variation in the Knicks offence today than I have done in a long time. Same applies for hustle on defence, I don't know how much of that's down to the coach and how much is down to the players however some of the movement I saw had to be pre-planned. Good win but some of you sound like you would have preferred the loss. Though many do openly admit to this by stating that they'd rather the team miss the playoffs.

  14. #14
    Veteran AmareForPresident's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Queens,NY
    Posts
    1,791
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    Don't really think the comments were indicative of a locker room revolution.

    But it's good to see that no one's exempt from being blamed in Melo's eyes. As long as it's justified and reasonable, I can see that as a form of constructive criticism.

    The media will manifest some BS out of it no doubt.

    Regarding the game, the other glaring question that remains to me is why we didn't hit STAT in the paint when Howard had 5 fouls. That's just retarded.

    Billups, though he made a pair of critical 3s, was pretty poor. Good plays here and there, but a very shabby performance. If those 3s didn't drop, he'd be in the ko.com stocks right now.
    i guess because Melo was beasting and STAT isn't really that good at drawing fouls.

  15. #15
    Fundamentally Sound ronoranina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2,758
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    Originally Posted by TakMan
    I saw more variation in the Knicks offence today than I have done in a long time. Same applies for hustle on defence, I don't know how much of that's down to the coach and how much is down to the players however some of the movement I saw had to be pre-planned. Good win but some of you sound like you would have preferred the loss. Though many do openly admit to this by stating that they'd rather the team miss the playoffs.
    Lots of truth here..

Similar Threads

  1. No to 'Melo'
    By Blas in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: Dec 13, 2010, 08:07
  2. The Key to the Car...melo that is
    By Toons in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Oct 22, 2010, 12:48
  3. Replies: 76
    Last Post: Aug 14, 2010, 13:00
  4. Replies: 137
    Last Post: Jul 04, 2008, 19:35
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: Dec 08, 2007, 21:42

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •