Jim Boeheim: ‘Melo Needs Another Guy to Win’
Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim remains a big fan of New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and closely follows the superstar NBA player who led his Orange to the 2003 national title.
But after Anthony’s latest ouster from the playoffs, Boeheim is convinced the forward will continue to fall short of a championship if the New York Knicks maintain the core of their current lineup.
“Not on that team,” Boeheim told the Syracuse Post-Standard over the weekend.
“He can’t do it by himself,” Boeheim told ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on Tuesday. “And by the way, neither has anyone else … Go through the list and history. Every great player had a great player with him that’s won an NBA title. I think you can look pretty closely at that. Do the Knicks, right now, as they’re constituted right now, have a great player with Carmelo? I’m not going to answer that. I’m just going to say that. I believe that he’s good enough to win an NBA championship, but he needs another guy with him. Hopefully he’ll get that opportunity with him some day.”