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Melo, Knicks hopeless minus Amar'e

Without a healthy Stoudemire, Melo may as well be -- I'll say it -- in Brooklyn!

Updated: October 30, 2012, 1:17 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

Fresh off an Olympic gold medal, playing with the best players in the world, Carmelo Anthony -- never svelte, but in shape for a change -- was all smiles as he prepped for the 2012-13 season, focused on propelling the New York Knicks beyond the first round.

That was until someone reminded him that he'll probably have to do it without Amar'e Stoudemire. Forced to carry the offensive load yet again, Anthony felt compelled to sigh, put his head down and walk away.

That moment of palpable ...

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