Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:


NEW YORK
— When Carmelo Anthony heard chants of “MVP, MVP” last year at Madison Square Garden, he was honored but he didn’t feel deserving of them.

The Knicks slogged through a 36-30 lockout-shortened season that was marred by injuries to Anthony and others as well as a coaching change.

“Last year there was no way that I could be that,” Anthony said of the MVP.

Yet when fans chant “MVP” this season — such as on Sunday when Anthony went for a game-best 34 points in the Knicks’ 106-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns — Anthony doesn’t dismiss them.

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