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Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
Position: F
Born: 05/29/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $24,559,380
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Q: Mike D’Antoni and Amar’e Stoudemire have said it wasn’t working with you and Carmelo with the Knicks. Jeremy Lin: I never have had personal issues with him, I’ve never had any amount of conflict or disagreement or anything in person. I was a lot younger, a lot more naive with everything, and I was just trying to do my best to help us make the playoffs. So a lot of what people are saying, and what people have said, are kind of things that I’m piecing into the story as well. I’m not able to speculate on behalf of what someone else is saying, if that makes sense. I can only tell you my experience with Melo myself, and I’ve never had any issues with him.
When the U.S. Olympic Team gathered Sunday night for its first meeting, Carmelo Anthony was asked to give a little speech. The Olympic coaching staff believes Anthony’s remarks set the tone for its training camp that ended with Friday’s 111-74 exhibition slaughter of decrepit Argentina at T-Mobile Arena. “I don’t like to do a lot of talking in those situations,’’ Anthony said this week at UNLV. “It was more just letting the guys know this process won’t be easy. I know we’re expected to win the gold and everyone wants to win the gold. We want to win the gold, but the process is not easy. I don’t want the guys to think just because we’re the best players in the world that we’re going to go out and it’s going to be easy because it’s not.’’
Storyline: Olympic Games
“A lot of people told me, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it.’ For what?’’ Anthony said. “But I actually enjoy it. I’ve been a part of USA basketball since I was a junior or senior [in college]. I actually enjoy it, and it’s an opportunity to get another gold medal. I didn’t want to miss that opportunity. And you don’t have to have the same role as on your own team. That’s why guys like playing on the USA team because they don’t have to do as much. They just have a role and rely on everyone else — the best players in the world.’’