Mychal Thompson Slams Melo, Amar’e
Mychal Thompson, who was the No. 1 overall pick in 1978 and would win two titles with the Lakers, knows what it takes to succeed in the NBA.
Q: What were your thoughts on Tyson Chandler choosing New York over Golden State?
A: I don’t get that at all. You’re going to go to New York and play with two guys when you can go to Golden State, where they have six or seven guys and Mark Jackson getting ready to coach? I don’t get that. If you don’t have a point guard to run things, what’s the point? The Knicks don’t have any playmakers. Amar’e (Stoudemire) and Carmelo (Anthony) are not championship ballplayers. They’re incredible talents, but these guys don’t have the championship muster. They don’t know how to win. They don’t play defense. They don’t get down and grind, get dirty and gritty and pay the price for a championship. They want to outfinesse you and outpretty you. You can’t do that and win a championship.