Originally written November 16, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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The San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night learned firsthand one of the most surprising truths of this still-early NBA regular season: The team that Carmelo Anthony wrought by sheer will, ego and self-interest is a force to be reckoned with. In battling back from an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit, on the road and against one of the league's best teams, Anthony's Knicks cemented the fact that their start -- now 6-0 -- is no mirage. The Knicks' 104-100 win in San Antonio was their best of the season despite having won every other game by at least 10 points, including a 20-point drubbing of Miami to kick off the season. That's right: Carmelo Anthony, having spent the past two seasons turning two teams upside down in order to refashion them in his own image -- an image in which he is the star, the shooter, the bright light around which all others orbit -- has shown those like me who scoffed at his need for control and his my-way-or-no-way-at-all sensibility, that perha...
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