The reason the Knicks had to make this trade is that Anthony is the perfect superstar to bring the Knicks back to the promise land. Anthony is not afraid of the pressures that come with playing in New York and this was clear during the Knicks’ losing streak.
Leading up to Monday’s game against Orlando, the losses were piling up for the Knicks and pressure was mounting. This is when Anthony’s true colors as a leader were shown, Anthony called the game a must win before the game and stressed that effort would be needed to end their struggles.
Anthony not only talked the talk, he walked the walk by scoring 39 points along with 10 rebounds in a huge victory against MVP candidate Dwight Howard and his Orlando Magic. Anthony practically willed the Knicks to victory in a game which showed his skills on both sides of the floor.
Anthony followed up his big performance Monday with a monster game against the Nets on Wednesday. Anthony scored 39 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished 5 assists. More importantly possibly was the fact that Anthony came up big on defense once again down the stretch of the game.
These two games are a microcosm of what Anthony can bring to the Knicks. With a few role players to accompany Anthony and Stoudamire, sorry Knicks’ fans with a new CBA looming the chances of Chris Paul going to The Big Apple are slim to none, these two stars are poised to make the Knicks relevant again. This return to glory is something that the fans who fill Madison Square Garden should be excited but patiently wait to see.[phpbay]Lakers Swingman, 3, “”, “”[/phpbay]