Carmelo Anthony is a bonafide superstar in the NBA we all know this, he is also one of the top 5 offensive weapons playing in today’s game there is no denying that. However what you don’t know is that Melo has the worst playoff win percentage of any player that has played in a minimum of 50 playoff games. He has only been out of the first round of the playoffs once and has a post season record of 17-37 a win percentage of .315. It’s not that Melo doesn’t show up to play in the post season he holds career playoff averages 24.9ppg 7.4rpg and 3.0apg he has just been victim of the matchups having to see the Lakers multiple times, the Celtics, and the Heat. Now that his boys Lebron and Chris Bosh have finally won their first rings he stands alone as the only superstar from that 2003 draft class that is ringless. Melo is optimistic and believes it is his time to win an NBA championship.
Here is an excerpt of the article and interview the NY Post did with Melo during the unveiling of his wax statue in the famed Madame Tussauds wax museum in Times Square,
“I believe my time is coming, I’m a big believer in that. Whether this year or next year, I truly believe our time is coming. We’re going to keep playing for that.”
Anthony has been training for the London Olympics with Tyson Chandler in Los Angeles and said he’s lost 12 pounds, down to 239, since the playoffs ended in the first round in five games to the eventual champion Heat.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson and his staff visited Anthony, Chandler and Jeremy Lin last week in L.A. and the coaching staff was impressed. Woodson had talked about “Melo being in better shape next season.”
“I’m exceeding expectations, They were kind of shocked to see me down in weight. They came to my workout, saw it. They’re actually excited how much hard work I’ve put in since the season ended.”
Anthony said the Woodson visit was terrific, with the belief Lin assuredly is re-signing.
“We’re just trying to get that camaraderie right now and a family mentality, tried to create a bond, not just on the court but off the court.”
This is definitely good news for Melo and New York Knick fans. Check out the Melo’s wax statue below and let us know if and when it will be before Melo brings a championship to the big apple.
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