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    Default I think Melo was exposed yesterday, and he will suffer a dramatic drop-off soon.

    Until yesterday, there was this notion floating around the media and a lot of fans that Carmelo is a player closer to LeBron than to Tracy McGrady.

    I don't think anyone thought Melo was on LeBron's level, but simply that, if you put their faces on a line, you would put Melo's face closer to LeBron's than to McGrady's on that line.

    But all this was crushed yesterday. LeBron came in and did the dirty. Carmelo floundered like a fish.

    To my mind, this comes down to their off-season work. LeBron, no doubt in my mind, works on his game and his body in the off season. Carmelo looks like he eats donuts.

    With such a lax work ethic, I predict a dramatic drop-off in Carmelo's play over the next few years. As he gets closer to 30 and then crosses that hill, he won't be able to overcome the donut eating.

    Guy can still save himself, put some work in, and become a great player.

    But the sun is setting fast.

    Look, bottom line, this is our team. This team, as it is constructed, is what all the deals and trades were aimed at. I know Lin is out, but Lin might have made that game a 20 point instead of a 33 point laugher.

    Knicks got blown the **** out by a team with two legitimate superstars.

    Knicks got two fugazy stars.

    Real talk.
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    He rebounded greatly.

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    He rebounded greatly.
    I mean, yea, he did. But when you're The Guy like Carmelo is for us, it's really not enough to say that he rebounded greatly. It's almost insignificant.

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    I mean, yea, he did. But when you're The Guy like Carmelo is for us, it's really not enough to say that he rebounded greatly. It's almost insignificant.
    Yeah, but it showed he was trying. It's also different this time. If Melo explodes in Game 2 after not having a good Game 1 last year, he won't be adjusted to by the Heat like Boston did last year because our team is deep. His effort was there yesterday, and it's not like we haven't seen Melo play well against the Heat recently, so this thread is pre-mature.

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    Yeah, but it showed he was trying. It's also different this time. If Melo explodes in Game 2 after not having a good Game 1 last year, he won't be adjusted to by the Heat like Boston did last year because our team is deep. His effort was there yesterday, and it's not like we haven't seen Melo play well against the Heat recently, so this thread is pre-mature.
    It was such a dramatic failure, I think. I mean just the degree of the ass whooping is overwhelming. You look at the list of games from yesterday and 100-67 really sticks out on the page.

    Game 2, who knows, maybe they come out and play out of their minds.

    But imagine if LeBron had a game like this in a playoffs game, and someone said "well, he rebounded well." I think we can agree that this would be an absurd thing to say about a guy like LeBron. But it's not absurd to say about our guy. And that's the difference.

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    It was such a dramatic failure, I think. I mean just the degree of the ass whooping is overwhelming. You look at the list of games from yesterday and 100-67 really sticks out on the page.

    Game 2, who knows, maybe they come out and play out of their minds.

    But imagine if LeBron had a game like this in a playoffs game, and someone said "well, he rebounded well." I think we can agree that this would be an absurd thing to say about a guy like LeBron. But it's not absurd to say about our guy. And that's the difference.
    I was part joking about the rebounding thing, because that's not going to get it done, however, it doesn't prove Melo was exposed. A lot of shots he usually hits were not falling, and a big thing was STAT and Baron's foul troubles. Melo made good passes freeing his teammates up, but the energy or whatever hurt the team because of all the fouls and stuff. Just give him a chance.

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    It was such a dramatic failure, I think. I mean just the degree of the ass whooping is overwhelming. You look at the list of games from yesterday and 100-67 really sticks out on the page.

    Game 2, who knows, maybe they come out and play out of their minds.

    But imagine if LeBron had a game like this in a playoffs game, and someone said "well, he rebounded well." I think we can agree that this would be an absurd thing to say about a guy like LeBron. But it's not absurd to say about our guy. And that's the difference.
    Teams win and lose, not players.

    That said, your opinion has no significant basis. Considering that Melo was named EC Player of the Month for the last month of the season makes you look as you suggested... like a hater.

    Tysons 7 turnovers did hurt us; the 22 to 7 foul discerpency dodn't hurt us; the three straight shot-call-and possessions at the close of the 2nd qtr didn't hurt... it was Melo.

    You look foolish. Stop while you can... possibly earn some respect and save what little reputation you have left. Eithe you can anaylze objectively or you can't.

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    Yeah, but it showed he was trying. It's also different this time. If Melo explodes in Game 2 after not having a good Game 1 last year, he won't be adjusted to by the Heat like Boston did last year because our team is deep. His effort was there yesterday, and it's not like we haven't seen Melo play well against the Heat recently, so this thread is pre-mature.
    I agree. Melo is a top 10 player in this league. Just because Lebron is damn near number 1 doesn't make Melo a bum. Dude can score at will when he is on, but he just isn't Lebron and not many players are.

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    Until yesterday, there was this notion floating around the media and a lot of fans that Carmelo is a player closer to LeBron than to Tracy McGrady.

    I don't think anyone thought Melo was on LeBron's level, but simply that, if you put their faces on a line, you would put Melo's face closer to LeBron's than to McGrady's on that line.

    But all this was crushed yesterday. LeBron came in and did the dirty. Carmelo floundered like a fish.

    To my mind, this comes down to their off-season work. LeBron, no doubt in my mind, works on his game and his body in the off season. Carmelo looks like he eats donuts.

    With such a lax work ethic, I predicate a dramatic drop-off in Carmelo's play over the next few years. As he gets closer to 30 and then crosses that hill, he won't be able to overcome the donut eating.

    Guy can still save himself, put some work in, and become a great player.

    But the sun is setting fast.

    Look, bottom line, this is our team. This team, as it is constructed, is what all the deals and trades were aimed at. I know Lin is out, but Lin might have made that game a 20 point instead of a 33 point laugher.

    Knicks got blown the **** out by a team with two legitimate superstars.

    Knicks got two fugazy stars.

    Real talk.
    Honestly, everytime i see you post i just skip over it because i know all you do is bash melo.

    Almost 3/4ths of your posts bash melo or claim some outrageous statements. Are you even a fan?

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    Originally Posted by Nyknicks141
    Honestly, everytime i see you post i just skip over it because i know all you do is bash melo.

    Almost 3/4ths of your posts bash melo or claim some outrageous statements. Are you even a fan?
    I don't really know how to answer this, because anything I say that is negative about Melo is automatically met with "HATER!"

    It's not hate to call out what I see.

    I'm a Knicks fan but what can I tell you, that Melo is the man? That it's all the refs fault, or someone or something's fault? I can't do that, man.

    How do you think I feel about this?

    Yea, I would be the happiest guy in the world if Melo came out and did the dirty, but he's not about it, that's the bottom line. There is a point where we will have to face the music, stop making excuses, and admit to ourselves that we have a massive clusterf*** on our hands.

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    With such a lax work ethic, I predicate a dramatic drop-off in Carmelo's play over the next few years. As he gets closer to 30 and then crosses that hill, he won't be able to overcome the donut eating.

    1) WACK sauce!! To the umpth degree!

    2) Like other new/old Knicks fans, I am loving basketball because of Jeremy Lin, however, I'm sick of this "so and so was exposed, or so and so and so is a fake" just because they happen to have a bad game!! Carmelo Anthony is the biggest reason why the Knicks have been winning.

    3) I don't think any of the Knicks players had a particularly good game last night. SO, has EVERYONE been exposed in your opinion?!

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    Originally Posted by orangeblobman
    Until yesterday, there was this notion floating around the media and a lot of fans that Carmelo is a player closer to LeBron than to Tracy McGrady.

    I don't think anyone thought Melo was on LeBron's level, but simply that, if you put their faces on a line, you would put Melo's face closer to LeBron's than to McGrady's on that line.

    But all this was crushed yesterday. LeBron came in and did the dirty. Carmelo floundered like a fish.

    To my mind, this comes down to their off-season work. LeBron, no doubt in my mind, works on his game and his body in the off season. Carmelo looks like he eats donuts.

    With such a lax work ethic, I predicate a dramatic drop-off in Carmelo's play over the next few years. As he gets closer to 30 and then crosses that hill, he won't be able to overcome the donut eating.

    Guy can still save himself, put some work in, and become a great player.

    But the sun is setting fast.

    Look, bottom line, this is our team. This team, as it is constructed, is what all the deals and trades were aimed at. I know Lin is out, but Lin might have made that game a 20 point instead of a 33 point laugher.

    Knicks got blown the **** out by a team with two legitimate superstars.

    Knicks got two fugazy stars.

    Real talk.

    LBJ and Wade are superstar. Melo and Stats......oh pleaseeee...not even close. Only Melo fan think he is even close to LBJ or Wade level.

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    Classic KneeJerk reaction thread. Wait til the series is over before jumping th gun. If we win tomorrow and Melo has a good game you'll be MIA

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    * ONE GAME * and already the Melo rants rain down on the forums.... i mean just last week Melo was so amazing to you all, now "he's exposed" lmao.

    I remember these threads just like it was yesterday

    " Melo is ball hogging well never make it to the playoffs with him TRADE TRADE TRADE"

    " Knicks vs nuggets (NUGGETS WIN) "we should of kept gallo he's a real winner this game just exposed Melo, he's not a franchise player"

    " Melo sits out vs Miami heat game during the season due to injury..... "MELO SUCKS HE"S NOT A LEADER HE"S EXPOSED"

    Im not going to lie alot of "KNICK FANS" just like to jump on whoever is beasting at the moments DICK, I live in New York iv'e witnessed this stuff alllll season long. AMARE WAS GOD TO ALOT OF KNICKS FANS, MELO gets traded here then Stat is a nobody, LIN ARRIVED and all of a sudden this man is worshiped like he just fed every hungry child in America.


    Why would you even make this thread

    1. it's not supportive

    2. your jumping the gun

    3. WE JUST GOT BLOWN OUT BY THE HEAT NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR THIS RIGHT NOW, If your going to say something right now at least it can be something supportive... what happens if Melo goes out and dominates the rest of the series??? "OMG MELO IS THE BEST EVER THREAD"?

    lol im done, thats like saying Dirk nowitzki was exposed when he missed his FT vs the HEAT in 2006... let me guess "you thought he was a choker and would never win a championship"...

    ANYONE WITH EYES knows Lebron is a better overall player than Carmelo, maybe not a better shooter but his overall game dominates Melo's in every way shape and form, although Melo is still a better rebound'er IMO. have faith and stop wetting your pants and jumping to conclusions after one game... when were down 0-3 yeah then you can hit the panic button.
    Last edited by NYk_Reloaded718; Apr 29, 2012 at 18:43.

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