Ian Thomsen: Why can't Carmelo carry Knicks? No one can
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 10, 2014
Imagine what might have been said of Manu Ginobili if he had never played for the Spurs. If some other team had selected the little-known Argentinian in the second round of the 1999 draft. If he'd never played with Tim Duncan. If he had wound up being the best and therefore the highest-paid player of another team, then our perspective of him would be different. Entirely different. If Ginobili had been taking by someone other than the Spurs and wound up being the best player on a less-talented team, it is probably that he would have never reached the NBA Finals, no less won three championships.