Originally written December 10, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
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George Karl has not had many good things to say about Carmelo Anthony since the Denver Nuggets traded him to the New York Knicks two seasons ago. Many have painted Carmelo as a selfish player who is unwilling to buy into the team mentality, and Karl has done nothing to change that perception. However, the Nuggets coach recently praised Anthony for changing his game. “I’ve said I feel that Carmelo is going to win a championship someday,” Karl told the New York Times. “He’s going to figure out that the numbers and the stats sheets aren’t important. It’s the scoreboard and the intangibles that make winners champions.” Of course, Karl’s latest comments come on the heels of a 15-5 start from the Knicks that has them looking like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. New York has not lost a game at home and — perhaps most surprisingly — has played tremendous defense throughout the first 15 games of the season. As for the talk about ‘Melo being selfish, Karl says he would say that
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