On Monday, New York Knicks‘ forward Carmelo Anthony said he was a “little bit passive.”
And he wasn’t joking.
“For myself, maybe I’m second-guessing myself as well,” Anthony told Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York Monday after the Knicks’ practice. “Maybe I’m a little bit passive out there, trying to do things that’s out of the norm and trying to make people better at the wrong times.”
“That’s where I’m second-guessing myself. And I’m second-guessing my shot, and should I take this or should I pass this. I got to get out of that mentality quick.”
Although Anthony was specifically talking about his play down the stretch, it’s hard to imagine anyone would ever use the word passive to describe Anthony’s approach to the game of basketball.
Anthony has averaged 20.3 shots per game through the first three games and is shooting just 37.7% from the field, 26.7% from beyond the arc and 81.3% from the free throw line.
The 1-2 Knicks will next be in action when they host the 1-2 Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday at 7:30 pm EST.