Melo scores 35, and assist from Kobe

Anthony didn't get 62 again, but he did get some valuable advice from an old friend

Updated: January 26, 2014, 11:55 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Kobe Bryant probably didn't intend to give his Olympics teammate, friend and presumed recruiting target Carmelo Anthony a blueprint, detailing perhaps the only way Anthony can rationalize staying in New York rather than opt for free agency this offseason -- because of the perennial reminders that Knicks management has no idea how to build a championship team.

But that's what Bryant sort of inadvertently did Sunday during a lengthy pregame interview, before the swooning Lakers ...

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