They make it so hard on themselves sometimes, these athletes who arrive in New York and wonder what they did to tick everybody off. Judging from the buzz emanating from Madison Square Garden after Sunday's 100-99 overtime thriller against the Bulls, it would appear that Carmelo Anthony and Knicks fans are finally copacetic, even if it took awhile.

You know what Anthony should have done?

He should have taken a look over his shoulder the past few months, taken a peek at the way Tyson Chandler has taken to New York. In fact, it wouldn't be a bad idea for any athlete, in any sport, to do one thing whenever the moving vans drop their stuff off in the boroughs: Study Chandler. See what he's done. See how he's done it. Listen to him. Watch him. Emulate him. Xerox all of it.