We completely understood what Carmelo Anthony was saying when he called Jeremy Lin’s offer from Houston “ridiculous”. The fact of the matter is the contract offer is and was ridiculous. Nothing against Jeremy Lin at all. But that’s the truth of the matter if we’re being honest. And that’s exactly what Anthony was doing.
Now fast forward few days after being criticized for telling the truth and having his words twisted, Anthony is now forced to profess his love for Jeremy Lin. And how he would love to have him back with the Knicks. Just to appease people.
“I hope we get it done, man,” the Knicks forward said Monday night after Team USA’s 80-69 win over Brazil at the Verizon Center, the team’s final tuneup in the United States before heading overseas Tuesday to continue preparations for the Olympics later this month.
“I would love to see him back, honestly. I would definitely love to see him back. But knowing the business of basketball, it’s a tough situation, kind of for both of our sides. With Jeremy, I know he definitely wants to be back in New York and Dolan definitely wants him back. So it’s just a matter of figuring it out.”
Do we think Carmelo really wants Lin back? We think he really doesn’t care. We think he’s fine either way. But he certainly would jump at the chance to have Lin back with a “normal” contract and not the “ridiculous” contract.
That’s all he was saying from the start. That it is ridiculous that now the Knicks have to sign Lin to a crazy contract only because the Rockets offered him something “ridiculous”. But since people can’t seem to understand that, he has to make statements like this.