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MeloDrama is déjà vu all over again

D'Antoni admits fans' calls for Carmelo, Knicks' need for savior, a lot like LeBron

Updated: February 11, 2011, 12:26 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

The Knicks' listless home loss to the Clippers was barely 15 hours old, and team leader Amare Stoudemire skipped out of the team practice facility Thursday morning without speaking to reporters.

When Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni stood with his back against the wall, literally, to discuss Friday's visit by the Los Angeles Lakers, he had to agree everything swirling around his team now -- from the Knicks' fight to stay above .500 to the franchise's public wait for the third straight season ...

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