Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is ready for the NBA season to begin after winning his second gold medal in London. Anthony was all smiles Friday when he chatted with reporters at his ProCamps youth hoops camp at St. John’s University.
Anthony is ready to get back going with the Knicks.
“I’m excited to just get this thing going especially coming off of what I just had and what we had in the USA team.”
Anthony also said that not only is he ready but his teammates are working as well this offseason.
“Everybody’s working. I see Amare is in the gym working. Iman is getting his knee right. Tyson is out there with me. It’s just a matter of us putting it all together and making this run.”
The Olympic gold medalist is enjoying what he has right now after helping Team USA win the gold in London. The feeling of winning the gold in London still hasn’t sunk in yet for Anthony.
“It’s an honor. It’s a blessing. It really hasn’t sunk in yet as far as being a two-time Olympic gold medalist. I’m just trying to just live in this moment and enjoy this moment as of right now and go from there.”
The All Star forward said his gold medal is in good hands despite everyone wanting a glimpse of it.
“Everywhere I go they wanna see the medal. The medal is locked up though. It’s locked up it’s getting framed. It’s getting in a case right now as we speak. I might bring it to the facilities or something like that and show everybody.”
Anthony is looking forward to playing again with his star teammate Amare Stoudemire. Stoudemire worked out with Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon and Melo is ready to see what “Stat” has got.
“I’ve been looking for him. I haven’t seen him yet. I’m ready to see what he has added to his arsenal. I’m excited of the fact that he even went down there and started working with the Dream so that’s a big step for him.”
Anthony is looking forward to what Amare can bring to the table this season. The two have a below .500 record when playing together in the same lineup. Anthony sees big things coming in the 2012-2013 season.
“With him going down there putting me on the wing now I can play off of him rather than me going out there and him playing off of me which could be a deadly weapon.”
Anthony is ready to get back with his teammates for the season opener. The opener happens to be in Brooklyn where they will face the cross-town “rival” Nets in the first game at the Barclays Center. Melo wasn’t ready to call them “rivals” just yet.
“There’s no rivalry between us and Brooklyn right now unless it starts on that first game. We’ll see what happens in that first game but as of right now we focused on ourself. We ain’t really focused on them.”
Anthony was asked by a reporter if former Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has anything to be “scared” of when the Knicks play the Houston Rockets.
“I don’t know. I don’t play against him. I mean I don’t guard him so he ain’t got nothing to be scared of.”