Agreed 100%. Nothing more that can be said.
It's easy to say "Melo is the problem" because Jeremy Lin came in and he's great and he led us to a lot of victories and all but you gotta remember every other victory we got this year we wouldn't have had without Melo.
No one wants to crucify Amare because "Uh he was here first!" but if you want to put a blame on anyone it should be him. He forces offense that isnt there and stops the ball movement, NOT MELO.
Melo led the team in assists before Lin got here and yeah he took a lot of shots but thats because no one else on this team could or was producing at all offensively.
You can say "Oh but he got double teamed and still shot it" and it some cases thats a valid point but in others it was just cases where the shot clock was winding down and he didn't trust the man next to him to make it open over him making it double teamed. I would perfer a Melo fade away to an open Amare jump shot any day. There were a few times where he made mistakes yeah but everybody makes a few stupid plays, even the "Savior" Jeremy has his flaws.
and you wanna know why the media isn't saying "Amare does this bad it's his fault!" or "Lin needs to adjust his game along with Melo" is because the media is trying to run Carmelo out of New York and its disgusting.
To quote Jay Z "With the same sword they knight you, they gonna good night you" and thats exactly whats happening to Carmelo right now. The only reason Melo is the skapegoat is because media is making this story marketable to middle America and Asia.
Middle America because like I've mentioned before in multiple posts, they love to see New York **** up. They hate us, but its really more of the storyline of
"Well hey look they spent all this money and lost all these players for this guy and look at him he sucks! They don't even need him they found a guy just by lookin round the D-League! See you don't need money to get a superstar!"
and thousands of hicks and uneducated sports fans buy into this story and the Melo hate grows across America, and from the stupid bandwagon fans in this city with the Lin t shirts they bought last week.
Now in Asia the story is about LIN LIN LIN. thats all they want to hear about. They can't afford having Melo come back and reclaiming this team as his own and having Jeremy become a dare i say COstar to Carmelo, so the story they are going with is
"Oh Carmelo is a big arrogant American superstar who doesn't like Jeremy Lin and wants to take the ball away from him. You see Carmelo was running the Knicks into the ground and then Lin came around and he saved the team! But Carmelo is jealous arrogant american man and he is jealous of Jeremy's popularity! So when he comes back hes going to try to ruin everything for Jeremy because he hates him and the glorious nation of China! haha"
You see they do that because as much as it seems over here that China LOVES basketball, they don't love the actual sport of basketball as much as we all think.
You see the biggest sport in China is baseball because America brought it over there and it caught on. After that its probably basketball but not because of the actual sport. China loved Michael Jordan for all of his flashy dunks and the movie like storylines that went around with him, China loved Yao Ming because he was Asian., and they love anything asian because he looks like them and I get that.
Jeremy is the perfect combo of two of those things. An Asian with a great movie like storyline that get's people intrested in basketball who never would be. He gets people interested by essentially just being a movie. They don't care about Carmelo's basketball skills! they dont care about the Knicks! they just wanna see "Jeremy Lin: the Movie" continue!
If we traded jeremy to Orlando tomorrow they wouldn't gives a **** about the Knicks or New York! and your following their "crucify Carmelo" bandwagon?!?! What are you people stupid! The guys an Olympic gold medalist, an All Star, and a Native New Yoker...he came here to save us and you are all gonna tear him down like that?!!?!
The ****s the matter with you?
SUPPORT THIS MAN
Agreed 100%. Nothing more that can be said.
Where do I sign up for Team 'Melo? ...I'm a Syracuse guy and I will always have his back..Melo is my boy.
I personally support anyone wearing our uniform, until they no longer do. So I support STAT and Melo equally. It's hard for me to understand the hate either of them receive from their own fan-base sometimes...does not compute.
I honestly think that much of the hate Melo gets from the media, or people in general is all an unfortunate residual effect of the Melo-Drama of last year. People may look at him as selfish for "pushing" his way to the Knicks AND getting paid...I personally saw NOTHING wrong with it. TBH, my opinion might be different if it had been another team he wanted to play for...but at least I can admit it.
But yeah, man. We need to support our dudes through good and bad...and I'm NO DOUBT in Melo's corner. I think he's an incredible talent(always have) and Knicks fans should be damn glad he's here!
@ClydeFacts "When one of his ladys asked clyde why he doesnt text he said if you dont get the message by now a phone aint gonna help." Except for Kate. Wobble Wobble!
ALL of #TEAMMELO in this thread gets ++++++!
Divide and conquer
Dissention in the ranks
They would love nothing more than to see us fail!
We must understand a few things:
1. IF THIS is Jeremy's system, tailor made for a PG of his ilk, the he must show leadership qualities and get everyone on HIS page. IF he is a leader he will figure this out, ala Rondo
2. IF Melo & STAT are our quasi-leaders, THEY must get everyone to fall in line and recognize Lin as the floor general
In order this to work, Lin must lead. In order for Lin to lead, he must have the support of STAT & MELO. Lin must be assertive and mae sure to convey that HE IS RUNNING THE SHOW- WHAT HE DECIDES GOES PERIOD. As a true leader Lin must understand he will have to shoulder the blame.
We will be in dissarray until our leaders emerge.
This is the time to lead!
im rooting for melo, stat, lin, fields, and everyone else on the knicks! every one has space to improve. this core group is lethal, all they need to do is build chemistry and work together INSTEAD of pointing figures and claiming that one guy plays no D or the other guy forces offense. the knicks can only get better through practicing and improving
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Sign me up.
I think this team as it is currently has contender written all over them. LIN FIELDS MELO STAT TYSON are all quality players with all-star capabilities. Forget about pitting Melo vs STAT or Melo vs. Lin or w/e bull**** the media might try to throw at you. True fans watch the games and make up their own minds.
I agree with everything the OP is saying but Amare shouldn't get the blame either both guys need to be supported.
#TEAMMELO all day.
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