NYT: Anthony’s Olympic Play Bodes Well For the Knicks
Hi! So uh, sorry about the crickets here these last few weeks. However, very soon y’all will be privy to part of the reason some of us have been absent. We can’t give away much in the way of details, but it’s quite exciting, and we think you guys will enjoy it. For now, though, mum’s the word!
In the mean time, I wrote a piece for the Times’ Summer Games blog about Melo’s performance, and what it might mean for our ‘Bockers heading into next season:
At its current trajectory, the United States team’s run to the podium on Sunday – barring the near impossible – will be remembered as the golden conclusion to the Summer of LeBron.
After notching USA Basketball’s first-ever triple double (11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists) in the team’s 119-86 win over Australia on Wednesday night, that only seems appropriate. As will any of LeBron James’s dynastic N.B.A. feats in the seasons to come.
But it has been the performance of another American – the only one, in fact, with whom James has shared both the bitter disappointment of Athens bronze and golden redemption in Beijing – that has Knicks fans hoping for a career-defining carry-over: Carmelo Anthony.
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Beyond his work for KnickerBlogger, Jim is a contributor to the New York Times Off the Dribble NBA blog, ESPN.com, and The Classical. He is currently working on a biography of Robert Silverman, titled "Clownin' and Astoundin.'" Follow him on Twitter @JPCavan.