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Carmelo Anthony is an NBA All Star. He was a National Champion at Syracuse, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and he could even win a third Gold down in Rio four years from now. But all that doesn't do enough to escape one simple fact: Carmelo Anthony's friends are better at basketball than he his.Not his friends from Syracuse, or Baltimore, or anywhere else either, but the NBA circle he associates himself with. He's not as good as those guys. Or at least, to be fair, he's not as accomplished. I'm not sure he ever will be either.His star will always be loosely linked to the careers of the guys he came in with; LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and so on. It's also linked to this most recent class of Olympians too. But he's not amongst the NBA's elite. I think some of that has to do with his lack of desire on the defensive end. The remaining drivers I'm not as sure. Ken Berger recently touched on this subject for an article at CBSSports.com, where he offere...
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