Knicks join Carmelo Anthony in Puerto Rico for “A Very Melo Weekend”

Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer

A man of Puerto Rican heritage, Carmelo Anthony has consistently been a charitable force. Every summer, Anthony ventures out to Puerto Rico for “A Very Melo Weekend,” (now in its fifth year) in an attempt to give back to the local community. He donates basketball courts, holds charity events such as a golf tournament and celebrity softball challenge, while also spending some time with the younger fans from the area as well.

That time of year is here once again, and as usual, the star forward brought along some friends this time around.

Many of Anthony’s teammates, including J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr., Cleanthony Early, and Shane Larkin (as well as General Manager Steve Mills) happened to come out to support the cause. Knicks’ Assistant General Manager Allan Houston also attended the golf tournament. See below for a couple of pictures from the festivities.

All White everything with the bros @timjr5 & @shanelarkin_0! PR What's up!

A photo posted by Cleanthony Early🏀🎓🚀 (@clearlynotaverage17) on




151 comments
Knicks Clicks
Knicks Clicks

Dressed in all white in Puerto Rico? Santeria anyone??

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

New post is up... I am checking out.. You guys have a productive and blessed day!!!!

brookdon
brookdon

@SpearsNBAYahoo: Free agent guard Malcolm Lee will a also be working out in Las Vegas at Impact in between sessions at Tim Grgurich's camp.

I remember a few years back I thought this guy would have been a key contributor had we gotten him in the second round....this is why I don't swear second round picks.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

Drama fulfilled day on a very slow NYK news day.. Commenting on the post, this is was a shrewd move from Melo and believe with the guidance of master Phil... It is very important to get to know your teammates outside of the work environment and PR is a great venue to do that while having lots of fun. This is more than team building. This is team bonding!! Forming alliance based on personal traits and getting to know each other beyond basketball will have a positive impact in wins and losses next season!!

NoVaCaInE
NoVaCaInE

The negative nancies love stirring the pot unnecessarily, then cry once they're called out. So childish! Melo is bonding with his teammates. Instead of looking at the positives, instead of admitting he's being a leader, they wanna complain about how he's dressed. For crying out loud! Whatever fits the agenda...

Anthony Gaetano DeCesare
Anthony Gaetano DeCesare

Pacers are shopping roy hibbert...would you deal shump and bargs....not that I think the Pacers would do it...

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

In light of OLD KNICK post, I would like to chime in with the following:

I am firm believer that all opinions should be respected regardless of how much we disagree with them. They are a vital ingredient in discussion since they bring different values, beliefs, upbringings, that we are not aware off. They are very important in bringing awareness to societal issues and tendencies and enriching our knowledge.

At no time, they should be ridiculed or ostracized because they are different.

The number one key to success in any type  of relationships is humility. It is the ability to be humble on passing our opinions, to be humble about the opinion of others, and the most important one, to still be humble when other's opinions are against us.

In life you got give before you get. Therefore if one wants to be respected, one ought to respect others first. The moment that one starts personal attacking, he or she is just inviting the same at a higher decibels.

At the end of the day, our opinions are only 70% correct according to biblical studies. So just remember that you are 30% wrong most of the times when you render your "so corrected" opinion.

A blog without different views is not a blog!! SO let's keep this blog real!!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@brookdon 

UCLA guards hit more than they miss in the NBA. It's always a worthwhile draft selection.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@brookdon I also saw him as a decent option.

But to be fair, it's not like he saw the minutes to actually get comfortable at a higher level.

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Tony Fonseca. Bonding is a key ingredient to success IMO

greekfreak
greekfreak

I LOVE what Melo is doing. Taking the leadership role, even if it's not on the court. Bonding is key to success...

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Anthony Gaetano DeCesare The circle of life. Hibbert was an "asset" a year ago, now he's dispensable.

Indy's quickly going down the crapper if him and West are their go-to scoring options.

greekfreak
greekfreak

No... Hibbert is weak minded, and not a game changer. He played well against Tyson that year, but Tyson had the infamous "flu"... Better bigs will be available soon and Indy knows it also.

Ben Torres
Ben Torres

@Anthony Gaetano DeCesare Not sure Hibbert is a good fit for the Triangle offense.  I would prefer West than Hibbert... or maybe use Hibbert as a piece to trade for someone that fits our system.


greekfreak
greekfreak

@Tony Fonseca I couldn't have said it any better. Seems people come on here when having a bad day, looking to take out their personal frustrations on certain bloggers who have disagreed with them in the past. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs but it seems that some want it their way or no way, not even a conversation or response , unless it's an offensive one. Different people want different players traded, especially at the shooting guard position, but me personally, if the trade makes us better, I don't care which one goes. Of course I have my preferences, but I've seen players I like traded or cut in all different sports, it's part of the game. I try to be positive and trust in the new regime, every time there is a new one. As long as Dolan stays out of it, I can't be mad... In Phil I Trust, and I think we should all do the same instead of looking for, almost sounding like, hoping for failure. Seems some people are more concerned with saying, "I told you so"!

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@stillmatic I personally don't pay that much attention to those details because I look at the big picture but there are people that appearance is EVERTHING and most of them came from a very conservative and rigid family environment (military)... My fiancée pays close attention to looks, haircuts, smiles while a game is going on. I am not that detailed but I respect it and have fun at it...

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@stillmatic @BiggieTKB Copeland's a non factor. He makes the offer less attractive.

Hibbert's value went to sh!t last season. so I don't see Phoenix making such a trade.

They will have to shed a PG sooner rather than later, and it seems they'll have to decide between him and Bledsoe. 

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@Knicksgirl35 @stillmatic I def like the way that his sounding.. Very humble way of setting the right expectations and diffuse the New York media sharks.. This is Phil's masterpiece. Again, MANY are afraid of the NY media and very, very few like Phil plays and run circles around them. Priceless

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Knicksgirl35. Exactly.. He's being modest, learning from the best. I Love It

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@greekfreak I've never been a Hibbert supporter, but just because there might be bigs avaiable later on it means that they'll be in a Knick jersey.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@greekfreak I am glad Phil is in charge and taking his time to thoroughly assess any moves before it is made and consequently to late to undo. I trust Phil because he has done many times and with GRACE unlike Pat Riley. No question that we will be relevant in a very near future.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@greekfreak It is fact that when people start personal attack, they have lost the argument already. Personal attacks have no substance..

greekfreak
greekfreak

@stillmatic. I like his %'s better than the ones I give out... I always thought people were 50-50... LMAO... Go Knicks

greekfreak
greekfreak

@thatzagoodpoint. It's great to see, rather than Woody n Felton meeting at Sunkin Donuts... Getting to know eachother is something lots of good/great teams do. I'm happy Melo is taking the lead in making this happen!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@VerySilentJay @stillmatic @BiggieTKB 

Hibbert is a poor fit for Phoenix. He is slow and clogs the paint of offense. He demands the ball in the low post and isn't happy if he doesn't get it. Phoenix is young and runs up and down the court. Westphal doesn't need him.

greekfreak
greekfreak

@VerySilentJay. Definitely not saying they will be Knicks, but I will take my chances... Hibbert is overpaid in my opinion, and not the best option for this team moving forward!

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Tony Fonseca. Exactly. It seems Phil takes his time instead of jumping the gun. I'm sure he evaluates the situation, Zen style, and then makes the decision he feels best for the team. I like the way things are going, can't wait to see it take place on the court.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@stillmatic @VerySilentJay @BiggieTKB I guess I'd go with him because he sustained that level of play for the entire season.

That said, had Bledsoe played the entire at the level he demonstrated early on, I'd take Bledsoe. Just like his overall game better.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@greekfreak If a good C became available, I'd make my move.

If the past has proven anything is that waiting for certain player (or players) is a fool's errand with little chance of success (or a low % of it).

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@Mel Brown @Tony Fonseca @greekfreak  Believe me, it was/is still a huge learning curve to me. In my line of business as soon as I get mad at a client I lose money. The client usually picks it up and move his/her business to my competitor. it is not worth it getting mad because someone disagrees with you...

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Mel Brown. Thanks brother. It's tough, coming from the "streets" you always feel challenged or ready for a stand off, especially on the internet where it's hard to tell if someone is serious or being sarcastic... It's a challenge, but I love challenges and learned it's not worth getting all worked up over and ruining my day. We are all fans of the same team, I think, so we all want to get better, we just may not agree with each other's means of doing it... Peace brother

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Tony Fonseca @thatzagoodpoint. I can't lie. I've been attacked, and therefore went on the offensive, but will admit I was foolish. As I said when I got "banned" and had to change screen name, I will not stoop to that again and am just trying to stay positive... Go Knicks

greekfreak
greekfreak

@stillmatic. Exactly... I love bball convos, even if I think I'm right, often, I know at times I'm not ;)

greekfreak
greekfreak

@VerySilentJay. I agree with your statement.. I guess where we differ is I don't see Hibbert as being that good C that you speak of. Whenever teams are looking to off a player, there is a problem, IMHO, especially if the player hasn't asked for a trade. I can name a few C's that may be available soon, that I prefer.... Gasol, Monroe, Vusevic (or however you spell his name in Orlando) and Pekovic, to name a few...

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Tony Fonseca. I'm still learning also. I let it really bother me and take it out on my family, which I feel terrible about, and therefore came to the conclusion to not come on the blog anymore, or to just not get all worked up over a disagreement.

Tony Fonseca
Tony Fonseca

@greekfreak The key is that you learned your lesson. We all know how hard it is not to retaliate because it is in our DNA and we can be easily labeled as coward.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@thatzagoodpoint @greekfreak Don't you think they "challenge you" because they respect your pov and want to put it to the test by defending it against other pov's.

After all, that's what a blog is all about.


If you can help this place be more civilized by responding to those that aren't to create decent convo, that's a step forward imo.



greekfreak
greekfreak

@Tony Fonseca. It was a challenge, but I'm glad I did... I also got attacked for wanting to help @knicksgirl35 stop being attacked. As if I was trying to get a date off the internet. Not even a dating website at that... Meanwhile, I'm happily married and I even told my wife about the situation, something a lot of people wouldn't have the guys to do...

greekfreak
greekfreak

@stillmatic. Exactly. No need to get worked up, acting like couch potato GMs when 99% of the stuff we speak on, will happen anyways... Go Knicks

greekfreak
greekfreak

@thatzagoodpoint. We had our disagreements, but as adults we've moved on. We all have opinions, right or wrong. We all want the team to do better, that should be the foundation for a better blog. I would have liked to get Melo cheaper also, but feel he's the best we've had in forever, and with the contracts being given out, can't blame him either. I would have done the same and feel he is worth the $$... Just think back to Eddie Curry and Andre Blatche type deals... Peace

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@VerySilentJay @stillmatic @BiggieTKB 

The take on Bledsoe from some Phoenix fans is that Bledsoe excelled when on the court with Dragic and not so much  without him. If that's the case, they may want to keep both and play them together.

greekfreak
greekfreak

@VerySilentJay. That's fine by me... I don't mind convo's between 2 parties that don't agree... I'm fair game, and although I may think I'm right, I know I have been wrong before...

greekfreak
greekfreak

@Mel Brown. We've all agreed or disagreed at times. Moving on is the best for all...

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Knicks_Fanatic @VerySilentJay @stillmatic @BiggieTKB Then why sign Thomas and draft Ennis?

greekfreak
greekfreak

@thatzagoodpoint. I'm no golfer, so I didn't even know that was a rule or unsaid rule. That being said, it probably wouldn't bother me because I rarely tuck in my shirt, unless I'm in front of a judge or going for a job interview... But if it's not bball related, don't even sweat it on here, IMO.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@thatzagoodpoint That's fair enough. Personally, I'd engage only to try and make the convo a bit more bearable and make an effort to turn the talk to the reason we're here:  Knicks bball.

If it's really a lost cause, then I'd walk away.

greekfreak
greekfreak

@thatzagoodpoint. This is the only blog or sports blog I've ever been on, so I felt that if I could help resolve the situation, I was down. It seems that even though I never met her, people have left it alone, because she was willing to meet. So, hopefully I helped her out in that regard. That's crazy what you witnessed in the past.

greekfreak
greekfreak

@thatzagoodpoint. Yeah. I've disagreed with a lot of people, but try my best to keep it basketball. I've had my moments, but prefer not to do that ever again. We a want the Knicks to do good and have tons of cap space, but we don't have to get disrespectful either. That's my new way of thinking!

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@VerySilentJay 

I think they see Thomas as a 6th man and a small ball 3rd guard. Both Bledsoe and Dragic are possible free agents next season, so he is insurance. Both Bledsoe and Dragic are looking to get paid. Ennis is insurance possibly or a trade chip. He will take a few years to develop.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Knicks_Fanatic @VerySilentJay Dragic will likely decline his PO next season and look for big money, money Bledsoe's looking for now.

That would effectively leave Phoenix without flexibility moving forward.

Imo, the decision is whether who to keep.