As DMX said to NAS in Belly:"here we go again." Only in the basketball bizarro world of KO.COM are hometown superstars like MELO NOT superstars and phonies like STEPH are legends. So now if you are a MELO fan you are a "Melosexual?" How ridiculous is that. Ask ANY NBA analyst and they will tell you MELO is a top five player in this league. ANY. When Melo and Lebron came out of high school they were 1 and 1a. Melo just stopped at Syracuse to win a national championship first. Dumb a** debates like this are why I don't post here much. I lose basketball IQ points here on KO.COM. This is the best team comprised of the most talent since I joined this board. This team has a legit chance to make a run from the 7-8 seed like the 98' team that lost to the Spurs. Anyone that disagrees is too YOUNG and DUMB to REMEMBER what a GOOD KNICKS team looks like.
Last edited by jimkcchief88; Apr 20, 2012 at 12:40. Reason: diction
Gave up 17 points per game to Artest
Kevin Durant vs Artest
Gave up 12 points per game to Artest
Tony Allen vs Kevin Durant
Tony Allen vs Carmelo Anthony (Allen only plays 21 minutes)
Feel free to defend yourself on Kevin Durant being "locked up"
Your post said nothing.
Ron Artest and Tony Allen are some of my favorite players in the league, I may be bias towards, but I'll be fair here. They're elite defenders who can lock down ANYONE. Ron Artest has had many moments where he raped Anthony, Durant, and Bryant, his defense has been that good. So once again, your post said nothing.
You thoughts are limited, offense only. You forget about the different dimensions of basketball and your mind has become childlike and only attracted to the glamour in the game, which is why you even stated Durant has a good head over his shoulders, but Melo's "game" is more advanced.
Durant is a MVP candidate this season, Melo is not. Two different levers of players, and every Knick fan in here would glady accept Durant over Carmelo.
You really have to consider doing research on the difference between an A level player and a B+ level player. Durant is the more efficient scorer, and better basketball player overall.
Melo is closer to Pierce than he is with Durant. Those are the 2nd tier of SF's, the B+ level SF's who rank up in the top 15-20 players in the NBA.
Durant and LeBron are top 5 players easily, if there was a NBA draft right now, those guys go 1 and 2. Melo and Pierce do not.
Do you understand a bit better now? If you're going to stay delusional about this then you're just embarrassing yourself.
Do your research on Luol Deng.
Luol Deng's defense is as effective as Carmelo's offense, and Deng's offense is better than Carmelo's defense. Luol Deng is a better overall player than Melo, Melo is just a more creative scorer, DOES NOT MAKE HIM A SUPERIOR PLAYER. Scoring doesn't win championships, if it did...Jerry Stackhouse in his Piston days and Gilbert Arenas in his Washington days would of gotten further with their respective teams.
I label Luol Deng, Igoudala, Pierce, and Melo all in the same category.
If you take time to label attributes and see who overall ranks up, you would understand better. I got these guys ranked B - B+, all star caliber players, not really guys you want to put an entire franchise on unless youre highest expectations are getting pass the first round and losing in the semi finals.
Maybe Deng is better than Pierce, maybe Pierce is better than Dala, maybe Melo is better than Pierce....but by how much? Doesn't make a difference. They're all in the same tier because they all bring equal value to their teams.
I believe nyk, you have a disadvantage where you've been conditioned to thinking Melo is this God-like being and you can't see anything else besides that, logic is rejected by you.
and Carmelo in Miami logic is so garbage and such a factless opinionated prediction. Melo is not the franchise player LeBron is, LeBron has so many dominant overall attributes and is by far the best player in the NBA Comparing Melo to LeBron is like comparing Dominique Wilkins to Jason Kidd/Grant Hill/Shawn Kemp hybrid. LBJ is the total package....you're defending a guy who's 41% shooter in the playoffs....Carmelo Anthony ladies and gentlemen.
Carmelo is a 6"8 230 lb SF/PF who shoots as efficient as Allen Iverson, the 5"11 PG/SG scoring phenom...
Melo isn't that kind of player to even bring a team to the playoffs.
LeBron has been to the Finals without all stars and with all stars. Any team that has LeBron is always expected to make the Finals, like how Yankee fans expect a championship every year. With Melo, not much is expected because he's never been in that tier or level and can never be due to the fact LeBron is a freak of nature and the most skilled player in the league. If LeBron never existed, Melo would be up there.
.419 FG% in the playoffs, Carmelo Anthony.
I understand the coaching situation, Marbury went through it in a more harder way than Melo ever did, but its understandable.
In Boxing, the fighter takes responsibility and blame for everything.
In Basketball, its the coach first, the player second. Basketball is soft.
In Boxing, the trainer doesn't fight for you.
In Basketball, apparently the coaches misses your shots, doesn't box out, lets guys go by him, isolates and kills ball movement and makes lazy turnovers + terrible shot selection.
D'Antoni wasn't a fit, but Melo is a professional. Don't treat him like a baby.
Without Lin, we wouldn't be a playoff team.
Good job on exposing yourself as a fake Knick fan, and just a straight up Melosexual. Sad to think about you actually rooting against guys like Lin in hope to see Melo redeem himself for sinking the Knicks into a lottery status in the first half of the season before Lin's magical turn of the Knicks.
anyway, go Knicks!
All I can say (because I don't feel like pointing out the many inaccuracies) is
*Teams win championships not players
*There is ONE Durant and ONE James, and THIRTY teams
*The ONE Durant and ONE James, have yet to be on a TEAM that has won a chip...go figure
*Then you went to comparing Melo to Loul Deng; he hasn't played on a championship squad either. With all his defensive skills, Melo hit two game deciding shots on him... those happen sometimes
*Melo has been here two years (1.5)... we've made the playoffs two years... go figure
*Then you mention logic, right before you create a fictitious "Kidd-Hill-Kemp" hybrid. Wow.
*We can all do without the tangents and the honorable D'Antoni mention. Thanks.
* and the attempt to alienate Melo fans with this Melosexual ****...
my n!gga thats embarrassing, sad, and desperate all rolled up in one
I want Lin to succeed but not at the cost of the media proclaiming him the savior, my sig used to read "teams win championships" not Melo not STAT not Lin its all of them coming together
Its funny anyone on here can say something negative about anyone other than Melo without you havin a bitch fit, maybe you're just like Charles Barkley and just talk bull-**** all day with the hopes of something intelligent coming out of your
Regardless of what you say I'm true to the O&B and you can call me a Melosexual, cus its obvious your just a lesbi-LIN
Offensively Melo reminds me of the forward version of Kobe and MJ.
A guy who thinks that the Bobcats is a playoff team, is obviously a guy who we shouldn't argue with, especially when it comes to a matter that needs no arguing like the Melo case
MELO with another 38 in a Knicks winner! Jus sayin.....
Honestly thought this thread was about Glen Rice and Carmelo Anthony until somebody mentioned Glen Rice.
It's fun seeing the team win, now that Mike Antoni's gone.
Mike Woodson coached the team with the same players, and got the Knicks playing .700 basketball.
Carmelo Anthony is playing like he did in Denver. If he can do this in the playoffs, the Knicks could beat the Heat or Bulls.
Stop using big words you don't know the meaning of and how to place them in statements.
Team wins championships, thank you captain obvious.
There is one Kevin Durant and one LeBron James? You don't say? Tell more about about this, because I thought they had twins running around the entire time.
Go figure? Why don't you figure LeBron has keep most of the team he's been on an elite-championship contending level, can you figure that out or are you still pondering why on earth theres only one LeBron James and so fascinated with your discovery that you decided to share it with us?
Melo in 9 attempts, has only made it out of the first round once with his teams. May you figure that one out? Its not about how many championships, per say...lets think a little more deeper here. It's about what players ELEVATE their teams level of play to CONTEND. Tyson Chandler elevated the Knicks into a top 5 defensive team in one year. Tim Duncan, Shaq, Malone, Ewing are all big men who elevated their teams into an elite contending level because of the unstoppable forces they were. Elite players elevate their teams.
Even Melo's scoring and ability to play with his teammates this MONTH has elevated us greatless and we've been scoring without a PG, (which of course has made Lin look weak, where as the difference between me and the Melosexuals is that I actually point out when Lin's stock is low, where as Melosexuals hide in the closet till Melo breaks out and don't even have much to say anyway). Lets give credit where credit is due.
You can really much apply this post to yourself, so it really goes no where.
Good one with the Lesbi-lin.