In the picture on the right, which one is Carmelo Anthony?
Acting like a child is not the way to win over New York. Becoming a leader is. Instead of following Amare Stoudemire's lead, and being a team player, he is showing a side of himself that is less than superstar-like.
At the first sign of adversity, Carmelo is moody, pointing fingers at his coach, and after going 2-12 from the floor in the most recent loss to the Pistons, stormed out of the locker room. After the second loss to the Pacers, he complained to Jared Jeffries about not getting the ball on the last possession. These are not good signs.
Stoudemire has defended his coach, saying, "We've just got to subscribe to Mike D'Antoni's system...It works. I've been a part of it for a long time. And it's very successful."
And Carmelo Anthony needs to buy in. Superstars don't do their own thing. They follow their coach's orders and execute the game plan to perfection. They at least try to play defense. Until he does that, the Knicks won't win, and Carmelo Anthony will remain unhappy and frustrated. D'Antoni has already changed his system to suit Anthony, and it's cost the Knicks. Now Carmelo needs to give a little. He's acting like a child who isn't getting his way, and that won't fly. Not here in New York.
Never did, never will.