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    Nyk Logo EC 1st Round Match Ups: Small Forward

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    Carmelo Anthony. To say that this season has been an emotional roller coaster for our best player would be an understatement far from the mark. Now, after rediscovering his former glory, his moment of truth as the face of the Knicks looms nigh. Melo's offensive arsenal will be put to the test against an elite defense and an elite 1 on 1 defender. Let's take a look at how he'll fare in the midst of his resurgence.





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    Undeniably, this has been a playoff matchup in the making - Melo VS LeBron. Star VS Star. It's a back and forth contest that has lasted more than a decade, and thus far, head to head at least, Melo has been the master.


    Finally the 2 meet in the same conference in a playoff series, and the media attention will soar. They are a basic contrast of one another, and play very different games. Categorically, both are more than capable of filling the stat sheet in multiple facets; James, as ever, the more capable of doing so no matter who he's pitted against.

    The advantages each have are different, but, IMO, LeBron's disadvantage is subjective, illusory - a sense of incapability when pressure mounts. Melo, on the other hand, is deadly when called upon to deliver. James, to his advantage, has Wade who can distract from him in pressure moments. Moments that he is notoriously a non-factor in. Melo doesn't have that luxury, and it could be the telling factor throughout the throes of the series.


    Strength, size and speed go to James, but the mental edge very much belongs to Carmelo 1 on 1.

    James is the superior player, athlete and is more versatile, but this matchup has proven over the years to be a perfect imbalance when considering physical attributes, and a landslide victory to Carmelo from a mental standpoint.

    Advantage: none. At least individually in a 1 on 1 sense. The presence of Wade is the lucky coin for James, and that considered the advantage plays in to James' hands.

    Verdict: Melo, though he'll make his mark on the series, will be outgunned in a 2 on 1 battle.




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    Great post bro and it's summed up perfectly. Lebitch needs Wade to ever win a ring, because he's a sissy and will ever be a sissy, no matter how many championships he'll win.

    I've never seen a man at 6'8 and a legit 260 lbs with such physical ability be such a *****.

    It's embarrasing, just embarrasing. He couldn't even hold his own against Delonte West who ****ed his mother....

    Lebron is a joke and the media too for hyping him up as one of the greatest ever.

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    Probably the most famous first round 1v1 matchup in the entire playoffs. Melo's late season resurgence has been great. I hope he carries that into the playoffs by embarrassing LeBron early and often.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    Undeniably, this has been a playoff matchup in the making - Melo VS LeBron. Star VS Star. It's a back and forth contest that has lasted more than a decade, and thus far, head to head at least, Melo has been the master.





    James is the superior player, athlete and is more versatile, but this matchup has proven over the years to be a perfect imbalance when considering physical attributes, and a landslide victory to Carmelo from a mental standpoint.



    Very well said! Thank you!

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    This is gonna be an OD head to head matchup Ive been waiting for these two to go at it in the playoffs for years.

    I think Melo's mental edge and superior skill may get the best of Lebron.

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    Less than 24 hrs to go fellas. For the first time ever, Melo vs LeBron in the playoffs. It might not be fair, but as Shaq put it, this series will ultimately make or break Melo's legacy. So far, his teams have always reached the playoffs but are gone by the first round. With this Knicks team clearly being Melo's team to lead, will he be able to finally make it past the first round?

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    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
    Less than 24 hrs to go fellas. For the first time ever, Melo vs LeBron in the playoffs. It might not be fair, but as Shaq put it, this series will ultimately make or break Melo's legacy. So far, his teams have always reached the playoffs but are gone by the first round. With this Knicks team clearly being Melo's team to lead, will he be able to finally make it past the first round?
    Not fair to say it would break his legacy lebitch has wade lebron isnt leading **** melo is actually leading this team and should get praise win or lose

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    I hope refs will be impartial in this most important match up of the series.

    Lebron has a history of acting, with an impressive and impeccable resume for Hollywood after retiring from NBA.

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    Definitely the most entertaining matchup, Melo will school Lebronna with his superior offensive footwork and skills. But Lebron will rape us in the transition game along with Wade

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    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
    Less than 24 hrs to go fellas. For the first time ever, Melo vs LeBron in the playoffs. It might not be fair, but as Shaq put it, this series will ultimately make or break Melo's legacy. So far, his teams have always reached the playoffs but are gone by the first round. With this Knicks team clearly being Melo's team to lead, will he be able to finally make it past the first round?
    Melo played in the Western Conference Finals 2009 bro.

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    Originally Posted by Sprewell-Houston
    Melo played in the Western Conference Finals 2009 bro.
    Yeah man, I actually followed that series closely. I guess what I'm referring to is that Melo's teams tend to fail in getting past the first round, in general.

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    Thumbs up SF-Shane Battier & James Jones will be defending Melo

    The moment arrived....we are here

    Stat & Melo -vs- Bosh & Lebron .... Super Big Ratings

    This is a postseason series where Melo's (EGO?) will have to let Tyson Chandler & Stat be the big-leaders of the team during the series, Melo letting them lead will give Melo the advantage to steal a WIN in Miami, plus be our mvp of the series.

    the first two games in Miami....if
    1-1 comin back to NY....explosion in MSG!!!
    GO GO

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    Originally Posted by Sprewell-Houston
    Melo played in the Western Conference Finals 2009 bro.
    Yes, u right....Melo did play a top scoring role in "Billups & K.Mart" strategic-strategy
    to get the Denver Nuggets team to the WCF.

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    Originally Posted by Cuckoo
    I hope refs will be impartial in this most important match up of the series.

    Lebron has a history of acting, with an impressive and impeccable resume for Hollywood after retiring from NBA.
    My worst pre-game fear came true. smh..........

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    LeBron got the refs and the NBA in his back pocket, Melo has no chance

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