Melo Says He Was Only Called Selfish Because Of Lin

Melo Says He Was Only Called Selfish Because Of Lin

Published on August 4th, 2012

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said that the only reason people started calling him selfish was because of Jeremy Lin's emergence...


 

 
Posted by Daye Kaba
 
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said that the only reason people started calling him selfish was because of Jeremy Lin's emergence
 
Carmelo Anthony apparently thinks that the whole idea of him being “selfish” started with Linsanity. Yeah. From USA Today:
 
But he pinpoints exactly when the “Anthony is selfish” meme began.
 
“Let’s be frank about it,” he said. “When it comes to the Knicks, we’re talking about one particular point in time. We’re talking about the whole ‘Linsanity’ thing. That’s when it started. That’s when it started to escalate as far as people saying I was selfish.”
 
“Lin came and we started winning games and then we started losing games, and they could only point to one thing, which is me, the leader of the team,” Anthony said. “They’re not going to point to Amar’e. They’re not going to point to (guard) Iman Shumpert. They’re going to point to me. I accept that. It doesn’t bother me.”
 
i think a lot of peole saw Melo as selfish player prior to Linsanity, but Jeremy Lin's outbreak made it more obvious for them. Lin was helping the Knicks win by scoring, and sharing the basketball, whereas Carmelo Anthony constantly tried to do everything on his own before he got injured. The thing with Melo is that whenever he is on the court, it seems like his teammates feel forced to give him th ball. Not becaus ehe asks for it, but because of he is such a great scorer, and a superstar. The Knicks player just overly rely on him to make plays, and he takes on the challenge, never runs from it.

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