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Carmelo Anthony Breaking Out

Posted on: May 9, 2009 8:13 pm
 
A little over a week ago, I wrote that Carmelo Anthony was finally breaking out and becoming a superstar.  Today, he made me look like a genius.  The Denver Nuggets struggled mightily in the first half, yet still held the lead.  With only Chauncey Billups and Melo providing any scoring, things were looking grim.  But Mr. Anthony rose to the occasion again.  He found Kenyon Martin for a layup to cut the lead to two with under two minutes left.  Then, after Jason Terry appeared to have hit the dagger (a three in the corner to give Dallas a 4-point lead), Carmelo came right back.  He drove to the basket easily for a dunk, before serving up the signature moment of his career thus far.  Anthony fumbled the inbounds twice, and then a third time after he was bumped by Antoine Wright (sidenote:  Wright was obviously trying to foul him, but the refs did not call it).  Anthony gained his footing and buried the game winning three pointer.  I don't want to get carried away hear, but Carmelo is finally turning in to the player everyone thought he would be when he was first drafted.  He had always put up good numbers, but he failed to get the Nuggets over the hump in the postseason.  Now, he is taking, and making, truly meaningful shots for the first time since he lead Syracuse to the national title in 2003.  I couldn't be happier for Carmelo, and I will be the first to say congrats.
Category: NBA
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Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2009 10:04 pm
 

Carmelo Anthony Breaking Out

Melo ia finally growing up.  I saw an interview he did where he talked about having a baby caused him to reevaluate his life.  He decided to get rid of the cornrows and focus on making his team better and not focus so much on his own stats.  I also think that the addition of Chauncey has helped him learn that the succes of the team only allows him to be better.  Good blog.


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