The Carmelo Anthony Transformation Tour began here, of all places, just a few days after he was vilified for ushering Jeremy Lin out of New York and just before the world's greatest sixth man would help the United States win Olympic gold.

With Kobe Bryant in one ear and LeBron James, fresh off an NBA title, in the other, Anthony embraced the concept of winning and putting the team above all else. You could even say that the first Mike to convince him to become a complete player and leader was Krzyzewski, not Woodson.