Carmelo Anthony: LeBron Jame$ Didn't Enjoy Basketball Before Winning NBA Title 10.6.2012

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Carmelo Anthony: LeBron Jame$ Didn't Enjoy Basketball Before Winning NBA Title 10.6.2012
 

 


Is it possible to be the greatest in the world at something but think of your skill as a chore or a burden?

That seems to be how New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony views Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James' approach to the game of basketball before winning his first NBA title in 2012.

In an SI.com video interview, Anthony, who knows James well, says his friend couldn't find satisfaction from basketball until he finally won the title last season.

"I think, believe it or not, he's become more humble than he was before. This whole experience has humbled him as a person, as a basketball player. It definitely took a big burden off of his shoulders. At the end of the day, for him, it's just enjoying it. I don't think he really enjoyed playing, had fun playing, the basketball game up until he won the championship. Now I think you'll see some of his better days image

"Everybody can't win a championship. You have some of the greatest of the greats who haven't won a championship who had great, successful NBA careers. The cream of the crop wins NBA championships, and he did that."

We would be foolish to take Anthony too literally here. Surely, James enjoyed dunking on everyone's heads, racking up MVP awards and All-Star Game appearances, landing major endorsement deals, becoming rich beyond his wildest dreams and everything else that he accomplished since being the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. This surely wasn't a moment-to-moment misery.

But pressure and expectations are powerful devices, and Anthony has more personal insight than most into James' state of mind. Especially after forming the "Big 3" in 2010, James dealt with a cloud of criticism day in and day out. Every accomplishment was tainted because it wasn't the one that mattered; every failure was magnified because anything less than the absolute best from the league's premier player was a disappointment.

He felt it. It influenced his performance in the 2011 Finals, it shaped his approach to his offseason work before the 2011-12 season and it seemed to drive him through some adversity during his sensational run through the 2012 playoffs. He even admitted it popped back up when he went down with cramps late in the 2012 Finals.

The release that Anthony is describing was evident, too. James' unbridled joy at winning. His dancing on the court. His clutching of the Finals and Finals MVP trophies. His k!ller play in the Olympics.

This all sets up one of the biggest storylines of the 2012-13 season: Will an unburdened LeBron James be an even deadlier weapon?

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45 comments for "Carmelo Anthony: LeBron Jame$ Didn't Enjoy Basketball Before Winning NBA Title 10.6.2012"

 5 years ago '11        #2
X_WunderKind_X 909 heat pts909
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I understand where hes coming from. hopefully this doesnt get blown up
 5 years ago '12        #3
CM Punk 112 heat pts112
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This is your year now Melo.
 5 years ago '10        #4
SmoothTay 23 heat pts23
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Even Melo know what about to take place

Got that monkey off his back

The rest of the league might as well take a break for the next 5 years
 5 years ago '11        #5
maxnn 129 heat pts129
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In b4 seajaiye

But if he played as good as he did without enjoying basketball, imagine how good he will be with the love of basketball this year
 5 years ago '06        #6
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 maxnn said:
In b4 seajaiye

But if he played as good as he did without enjoying basketball, imagine how good he will be with the love of basketball this year
 10-06-2012, 03:36 PM         #7
SeaJaiye 
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i said enough already.....................24 days
 5 years ago '05        #8
THEINFAMOUS 19 heat pts19
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"I don't think he enjoyed basketball."
 5 years ago '10        #9
Fly Elroy 321 heat pts321
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even melo knows its a wrap for the league
 10-06-2012, 03:44 PM         #10
youngsosaPEG 
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Carmelo is a f*ggot Knicks get knocked out the playoffs by 2nd round... who wanna bet they gon choke?
 10-06-2012, 04:03 PM         #11
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lakers in 6
 10-06-2012, 04:07 PM         #12
Joehook 
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Stopped reading at "I think"..

Everyone got an opinion, what else is new?
 5 years ago '04        #13
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 100ms said:
Wunderkind what's ur age?


dont you have a wife f*ggot
 5 years ago '04        #14
Djkommish6 
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this was the same with A-Rod...the pressure of winning the big one can be overwhelming...once you do you can PLAY the game again...
 5 years ago '04        #15
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This n*gga Lebrons Calves look like stone B
 5 years ago '05        #16
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WTF Melo ...U Supposed To Be Saying Fucck That Muthafuccker ...Sheed Get This Lil Hoe
 5 years ago '11        #17
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 100ms said:
Wunderkind what's ur age?
I'm 22.
 5 years ago '09        #18
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"Everybody can't win a championship. You have some of the greatest of the greats who haven't won a championship who had great, successful NBA careers."
melo lowkey trying to prepare himself for retiring ringless
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 SmoothTay said:
Even Melo know what about to take place

Got that monkey off his back

The rest of the league might as well take a break for the next 5 years
 maxnn said:
In b4 seajaiye

But if he played as good as he did without enjoying basketball, imagine how good he will be with the love of basketball this year
 5 years ago '04        #20
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 100ms said:
Got damn b00tydala...chill out
but if I see you take a shot at me on here I'll rip you a new one.
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