Sportress of Blogitude

Carmelo Anthony posts cryptic 77-word message on Instagram (pic)

carmelo-anthony-opt-out

The New York Knicks have stumbled out of the gate with a 1-3 record. With optimism about the team as high as it has been in years, it appears criticism over the team’s slow start might be getting to Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony took to Instagram Thursday to post a cryptic 77-word message in which he exudes defiance, although the meaning of the missive is relatively unclear.

A photo posted by @carmeloanthony on

The entirety of Anthony’s message, slightly edited for clarity:

It’s necessary to know that everybody won’t see it that everybody won’t join you
That everybody won’t have the vision. 
It’s necessary to know that a lot of people want to complain. But they don’t want to do anything about there situation. 
That you’re an uncommon breed you know.
 You have to know within yourself that I can do this even if no one else sees it for me I can see it for myself, that’s necessary.

Anthony earlier this week preached patience with the Knicks as the team adapts to new head coach Jeff Hornacek. The influx of new players on the roster, highlighted by Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, means it will take the Knicks to develop some chemistry on the court, Anthony suggests, especially given 10 of the 15 players on the Knicks’ roster are new to the squad.

“It’s easy to kind of [get distracted] if you do listen to the outsiders after one game. I’ve been there, done that plenty of times in my career,” Anthony said, via ESPN’s Ian Begley. “It’s about getting better — not letting that first game linger around and start second-guessing yourself and what we’re trying to create here. I thought we did a good job of bouncing back.”

On the other hand, Anthony acknowledged a “sense of urgency” twice after the Knicks got blown out by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the season opener.

All that aside, Anthony’s cryptic Instagram post makes it difficult to gauge his mindset after a rough start to the season.

The Knicks will try to start turning things around on Friday night with a tilt against the Chicago Bulls.