Jim Boeheim Defends Carmelo Anthony, Blasts the Triangle Offense 2
Mar 8, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim reacts as he coaches against the Miami Hurricanes during the second half of an ACC Conference Tournament game at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse basketball head coach, Jim Boeheim, who’s lone championship in 2003 was with his then player Carmelo Anthony, may be the only person in the State of New York that is willing to defend him.

Earlier today, Myron Medcalf of ESPN reported that Jim Boeheim clarified that Carmelo Anthony wants to stay a member of the New York Knicks.

Boeheim was quick to defend Anthony’s struggle to win in the triangle offense when saying, “Triangle is the worst offense ever unless you have Michael or Kobe.”

Although he was elected to his 10th All-Star game this past season and averaged over 22 points, nearly six rebounds and almost three assists per game, the media has continuously blamed Anthony for New York’s struggles.

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Prior to his departure from the Knicks, Phil Jackson was working tirelessly to convince the basketball world that Anthony has no place in New York, and should mutually agree on that with the Knicks.

Throughout this process, Anthony has been quiet, composed, and rightfully believes that his consistent play and dedication to the Knicks organization shouldn’t be turned against him.

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Zachary Weisleder is a New York Mets Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY. Born and raised in Toronto, Zach is a diehard fan of his local Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs. In addition to writing for ESNY, Zach is a passionate supporter of Syracuse athletics and exemplifies his allegiance through contributing for Fansided’s Inside the Loud House and The Armchair All-Americans.