Carmelo Anthony had a interview with ESPN Jeff Goodman and in his interview he had some interesting things to say, he said:
“I want to win. I don’t care about the money,” Anthony said. “I believe Phil (Jackson) will do what he has to do to take care of that.
“I don’t think we’re that far away,” he added. “People use ‘rebuilding’ too loosely.”
“I was flip-flopping,” he admitted. “It was hard. It was Chicago, but then after I met with L.A., it was L.A. But it came back to Chicago — and was pretty much always Chicago or New York. That’s a situation where I could have walked in now to an opportunity to compete for the next however many years.”
“It’s a matter of me believing in the organization, believing in Phil,” Anthony said. “I wanted to go somewhere where I can end my career.”
What really stands out to me when he says “I want to win. I don’t care about the money,” this is just a flat-out lie. There is no other explanation to why he re-signed with the New York Knicks but for the extra 50 million he would get from the Knicks. This Knicks team has no shot at winning a championship yet he says “he wants to win” if he would have signed with the Chicago Bulls I could understand him saying he wants to win because that team would easily give him a better chance at winning. Let me be clear I do not blame Carmelo for taking the money, family is more important than basketball. Carmelo family can be set for generations now with all money he will be getting, that sounds much better to me than winning a ring.