View Full Version : The Carmelo Contradiction

08-14-2008, 09:53 AM
Having covered Carmelo Anthony for the past three seasons and watching him play in international competition as well as in the NBA, one thing has become painfully obvious: dude's a different player when he's representing his country.

There could be a variety of potential explanations for this, not the least of which is the fact the mid-range focus that often finds its way into international play lends itself very well to Anthony's offensive skill-set. However, the most interesting shift that takes place when Melo is balling for Team USA is his willingness to invest more on the defensive end of the floor and on the glass as opposed to focusing primarily on putting the ball in the hole.

Now, it's easy to just write this off and say Anthony is focused on different aspects of the game because he doesn't have to do all of the scoring. There's definitely some truth to that line of thinking, but just imagine for a minute if Anthony took the same mindset he had with Team USA back with him to Denver. The results could be staggering.


08-14-2008, 10:08 AM
This was already posted here (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259723) less than 24 hours ago.

And as I said then, I'll say again now: hoopsworld is trash.