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Carmelo Anthony got an endorsement as a winner from the most notable winner in Knicks history as two-time champ
Willis Reed spoke up for him.
In New York to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the last championship team, Reed was asked if he was surprised the franchise hadn't won since. He started there and veered to Melo.
"Well, I'm not a betting man. I mean, I'm really not a betting man," Reed said. "But I'll tell you, I would have bet $100 on that, I would have taken $100 of that. Right after I got out they get Patrick, and they came that close. I mean, they were there, they had it done. I thought they had it done, and they didn't do it. You know, that's unusual. I think this has always been a very good franchise. I think the fans have always been very loyal. It's always been a popular team around the league, and I think it'll stay that way.
"And if Carmelo and the guys can put it together this year and make a run to get -- like I said, they've got to beat Miami -- that would be significant. And I heard him on an interview the other night he said it would be significant. I won a championship in college I’m an Olympic champion and all that. I did it high school. And he said the one elusive thing: I want a ring, I want an NBA title. And I think that's what all the guys are playing for."