Carmelo Anthony Must Win Now to Win over the New York Knicks Fanbase

March 27th, 2012 by Percy Dinozo Leave a reply »
New York. 

The biggest stage in sports, and also its greatest pressure cooker, plays host to two superstars on one of its most-watched teams.

The two stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the field of play, yet could not be viewed more differently. 

The incumbent is beloved, and to him all of the team's achievements are attributed.

The newcomer is reviled, left to take ownership of the team's shortcomings.

One could easily describe the New York Yankees' Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez with the preceding statements, but the same holds true for the New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.

Stoudemire arrived as a savior: the symbol of the New York Knicks' long-awaited return to relevance.

Anthony was viewed as the second star that New York needed to truly compete for a championship.

But with Anthony last year, the Knicks posted a 14-14 record and failed to win a single playoff game.

This year, fans and broadcasters began grumbling that the offense stalled in Anthony's hands, and the anti-Anthony sentiment reached a crescendo when home fans began booing him.

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