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How Linsanity disrupted Carmelo Anthony's long-term vision in New York

Originally Published: July 19, 2012
By Henry Abbott | ESPN.com

On Sunday in Washington, D.C., getting ready for a practice with Team USA, New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony turned the Jeremy Lin conversation on its ear by calling Lin's big free-agent offer not "bold" or "aggressive" but "ridiculous."

Anthony later pulled back a bit, saying he hoped Lin would return to the Knicks, but the word "ridiculous" shifted the discourse permanently in that instant. While most of the NBA was wrestling with how to value Lin -- was he worth that ...

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