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About three years ago, I heard Charles Barkley on the NBA on TNT post game show make a statement about Joe Johnson, now of the Brooklyn Nets, when Joe was a member of the Atlanta Hawks. “If Joe Johnson is the best player on your team, you’re not going far.” – Charles Barkley Funny thing about that quote is Charles was right on the money. Fast forward to today and you could very well say the same can be said about Carmelo Anthony. In fact you can flat out say that at this point in his career, and there is nothing he has done to make this statement not apply to him. Yes, Carmelo is definitely better than Joe Johnson, by far…..but his results/success makes you question that. For a player who has been labeled a “superstar”, he has yet to do anything “superstar” like. His playoff record and lack of consistent “superstar-like” performances in the playoffs solidifies it. Previous to this year, Melo had only gotten out of the first round of the playoffs just once out of 9 tries. Each time, ...
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