Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was a member of Team USA’s coaching staff. He returned to Syracuse this week after a successful run with his former Orange superstar Carmelo Anthony in the Rio Olympics.
With all the excitement from winning a gold medal, you’d think Boeheim would have a sky-high opinion of Anthony’s NBA title prospects in New York. Or not.
Boeheim spoke to reporters on Tuesday and said that Anthony is unlikely to win an NBA title in his career.
He said via syracuse.com:
“He’s unlikely to win an NBA title. He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title. As a player, all you can do is try to make your team better and every team he’s been on he’s made them a lot better. Denver hadn’t done anything prior to him getting there and he took them into the playoffs. They weren’t going to beat the Lakers or the Spurs. In those years, they won the championship most of the time.”
But Boeheim didn’t mean it as a shot at Anthony. Even with the addition of Derrick Rose, the Knicks are so far behind elite teams like Golden State and Cleveland that it’s hard to dispute Boeheim’s point.
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SOURCE: USA Today