Time is now for Melo to step up

With pressure mounting on the Knicks, their biggest star must get it done, or else

Updated: March 11, 2012, 8:30 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

Perhaps the day will come when Carmelo Anthony will be lucky enough to have us focus on things conspicuously ailing the New York Knicks -- instead of Carmelo Anthony.

Maybe Mike D'Antoni's coaching will provide a timely distraction, or the team's inability to get key defensive stops when it matters most. But for the moment, as the Knicks continue to descend like leaves in the fall, where else is there to look other than at the man who asked for the bright lights of Broadway?

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