There are plenty of great NBA stars that have yet to win a championship ring and that’s when the doubts start amongst fans if these certain players are “that good”. We must always look at basketball as a team sport despite the individual stars that get the most media hype.
Today, Carmelo Anthony told ESPN’s Chris Broussard that he is one of those stars:
“I think I’m the most underrated superstar that’s out there (laughs) but that doesn’t matter to me.
I know what I’m capable of doing. I know the grind and the hard work I put in to this. I know how consistent I’ve been over my career. To do it day in and day out and night in and night out on a very consistent basis year in year out, I know what I can do and I know the work I’ve put in.
So as far as caring about if I’m underrated as a superstar, and getting the respect I deserve, I don’t worry about that. In due time if everything goes well, I will get it.”
Anthony has been to the playoffs 10 off 11 seasons with his teams (Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks). He has only made it to the second round with the Knicks once.
With the knowledge of Phil Jackson and new coach Derek Fisher, maybe he will get his chance. The Eastern Conference however, has definitely become more competitive. It will not be easy this season.