The last few months haven’t been very fun for New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. The multiple time All-Star started off training camp by suggesting that he wanted to test free agency, a no-no considering the backlash he received. And now his Knicks are struggling at 3-10, tied with the Brooklyn Nets at the bottom of the Atlantic.
With an immense amount of pressure, Melo told Newsday that he’s not having fun and that the monkey on the back of the team is turning into a gorilla:
“I think it’s time for us to kind of get that monkey off our back,” he said. “It’s starting to turn into a gorilla. I can’t handle that. It’s starting to get tough.
“When you’re losing, it’s not fun. Are we having fun on the basketball court? No. The game is not fun right now. When you start pressing, pressing, pressing, it makes everything that much worse. So no, we’re not having fun playing basketball right now. We got to get back to that.”
Clearly, the former Syracuse Orangeman is not loving life right now – at least not on the basketball court.
Rumors this past Summer suggested Melo could join Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles, though after the Black Mamba’s most recent (and absurd) contract, that seems a bit far fetched.
Hopefully things turn around for Melo and the Knicks in the very near future.