Carmelo Says He's Been Fasting For 15 Days
ProBasketball Talk – Carmelo Anthony has been getting off to slow starts the past few games, including Sunday when he started 1-of-10 from the floor against the Hornets. He got going after that, had 18 second quarter points and finished with 27, but this was the latest in a string of slow starts. Why the slow starts? Anthony hasn’t been eating. Literally. He admitted to being on a 15-day fast and that it was hard for him to feel energized during games. Here are the quotes from Adam Zagoria of Zags Blog: “I usually do it to get some clarity in my life and spiritual reasons,” Anthony said after going for 27 points and seven boards as the Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 100-87 win over the New Orleans Hornets. “But I’m done now….“It’s a long story, man,” he said of his fast. “I haven’t had a good meal in about two and a half weeks. No meats, no carbs, anything like that. So I don’t know how I was out there competing at high level. It’s been some games this past week where your body just feels depleted out there and you’re trying to find a way to get some energy. “But I surrender, I’m done. I’m going to get some food right now.”
What a fucking asshole. “I don’t know how I was out there competing at a high level.” Uhh guess what bro! You haven’t been! The past 15 days coincides perfectly with this mediocre stretch for the Knicks. They’ve played under .500 ball, losing at home to inferior teams, all while Carmelo’s looked like the Carmelo of last year. You’re a professional fucking athlete dude. Need energy and fuel and all that shit. I could probably fast for like 3 months straight if need be. Thats because I’m a fat worthless blogger. I could exist is a state of hibernation if need be. But you? You’re the franchise player of the New York Knicks. Might need some carbs and what not to be able to play professional basketball at a high level for 40 minutes a night. “Been some games where you’re body just feels depleted.” No fucking kidding dude! Goddamit! How do you not have a team of nutritionists and publicists telling you this isn’t good for your body or your image? This is honestly just as bad as going on a 15 day bender. If Carmelo was out partying every night and the Knicks were struggling he would be absolutely crucified. So it really should be the same reaction here. Bottom line is he’s not taking care of his body the way he should be to compete at the highest level every night he takes the floor. Thats unacceptable.
And the best part is the reason he’s doing it. For “clarity and spiritual reasons.” By spiritual reasons do you mean that your ex wife was getting honey nut cheerio’d? Gimme a break, Gandhi. Nobody gives a fuck about you reaching nirvana, dude. Eat your Wheaties for breakfast and go play fucking basketball.