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