New York Knicks‘ star Carmelo Anthony has sympathy for Los Angeles Lakers‘ legend Kobe Byant as his team looks like an NBA bottom feederIn the 2012-2013 season, the New York Knicks went 54-28 and advanced to the second round of the postseason. A year later, they fell to 37-45 and missed out on the postseason. 2013 was also that last time the Los Angeles Lakers were in the postseason. They finished 27-55 last season and have opened this season with a record of 0-4.
It was the first time in his career that star forward Carmelo Anthony missed the postseason. That’s why he can relate to one player who is used to winning on an even higher level, Lakers’ future Hall-of-Fame guard Kobe Bryant.
“It’s tough. Nobody wants to go through situations like that,” Anthony said via Fred Kerber of the New York Post. “I know Kobe. He’s going to do what he has to do to compete and win basketball games. Is it going to be hard? Yeah, it’s going to be hard. But in his eyes, I don’t think anything is impossible.”
Anthony and Bryant know each other well and there were even rumors Anthony could team up with Bryant in the summer when he was a free agent. Anthony visited with the Lakers but wound up sticking with the Knicks on a five-year deal. Now, the rumors have turned the other way. With the Knicks running the triangle offense under head coach Derek Fisher and president Phil Jackson, many have speculated the Lakers could deal Bryant to New York.
Although Bryant played with his good friend Fisher and for Jackson, it seems like a long-shot.
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