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Did Carmelo bail on Knicks?

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08:18 AM ET 01.28 | Carmelo Anthony has a sore wrist, ankle and thumb, and yesterday morning he came down with a case of The LeBron Flu. With the Knicks' nationally televised game against LeBron James and the Heat looming last night, with the likes of Alex Rodriguez and Isiah Thomas in front-row seats, Anthony bailed out. He decided to shut it down, spent the entirety of the Knicks' 99-89 loss in the locker room receiving treatment, and he also will miss tonight's game in Houston. If Anthony truly felt he couldn't help the team in any capacity last night, I'd commend him for being a team player. But more likely Anthony felt he couldn't help the image of Melo The Superstar.

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January 28, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Melo needs to shutdown to get healthy. Knicks were not beating the heat right now anyway

January 28, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Maybe looking back and realizing how well the former team is doing without him and how bad the current one is doing. Should have bought into the "team" mentality with Karl asked.

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January 28, 2012  09:43 AM ET

only 47 games remains, they better pick it up soon.

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January 28, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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yeah... I'm a big Cuse guy... A lot has to happen even though he took the game off. I think it's mental, physical, coaching, ownership getting in the way of his deal bringing Melo here. I still say if he really really wanted to come to NY, he shouldve waited till the summer. He has to know now that they dismantled way too much to acquire Melo. The Nugs are doing quite well w/ all of their players now.... It's written all over Dantoni's face that he liked what they had before and now the offense is what it is and theirs no defense.... When Dantoni gets fired, the melo deal will be brought up....

Agreed with holding out. If the Knicks still had Felton,galo moz, and add melo we would have been food. We have no one who can consistently hit a 3

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January 28, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Blinded By The Bright Lights, Bro?

January 28, 2012  10:06 AM ET

melo is overrated!!!

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January 28, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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I thought the Knicks played the Heat well last night without Melo in the line up.

Agreed, the ball movement was much better with melo sitting. Hopefully the Knicks can get a win tonight. They are still in the playoff picture

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