Carmelo Anthony almost sounded like an ad for that firm whose corporate logo is everywhere. So when discussing the Knicks’ ultimate goal for the remainder of this season, Anthony entered “talk is cheap” mode. For the Knicks, the only message is, “Just do it.”
“We’re ready. My team is ready. We’re ready to go out there and compete for a title,” Anthony told an intimate gathering of several hundred during the media session at All-Star weekend yesterday, one table away from teammate Tyson Chandler.
“We just got to go out there and do it. I can sit here and talk about how bad I want the title, what we have to do to win the title, what I think we have to do to win the title. If we don’t go out there and do it, everything I’m saying is irrelevant.”
Anthony tossed out words and ideas such as focus, commitment and defense and, oh yeah, health. That has been a bit of a thorn in the Knicks’ backside all season. But if the Knicks can get whole and focused, then they can be dangerous when the playoffs roll around.
All that is certainly a far cry from last season, when the Knicks stumbled most of the way, underwent a coaching change, made the playoffs — then made a playoff cameo.
“Last year, was like a [blur]. I kind of erased that out of my head,” Anthony said. “I wanted to come back and start off with a clean plate. Where I am right now, I’m in a very, very positive state of mind, a very positive state in general.”
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