The New York Knicks were outplayed by the Miami Heat in last week's national televised game and the entire world got to see New York struggle. Jeremy Lin had his worst game as a starter and the two Heat stars dominated Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
Miami was clearly anxious to play the Knicks and its preparation was evident in the way it attacked and defended Lin. Anthony observed the Heat's hard-work and wants his team to prepare for games the same way as LeBron James and his teammates do.
Newsday: "The way that they prepared for our team, for our game, that's something that I would like to take and bring that back to my team," Anthony said after playing in Sunday night's All-Star Game. "Just the preparation that they put into the situation that it worked out."
The Knicks are beginning to put together a nice roster and have addressed their weaknesses. New York has the talent to succeed, it is now up to the players to make sure they put their best effort on the floor every night.