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Report: Carmelo Anthony will play in All-Star Game

Feb 15, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

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If Carmelo Anthony is smart (and he is), he should sell him playing through pain in the All-Star Game in Houston Sunday as something he wanted to do to thank the fans. They voted for him, he wanted to pay them back.

I don’t think that’s the reason, but that’s how he should spin it.

Either way, it looks like he will play despite a bruised bicep suffered against the Raptors Wednesday, reports Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

Why is Anthony playing? Because if he sat out the All-Star Game injured the league would make him sit out the Knicks game Wednesday as well. The league doesn’t take kindly go guys getting suddenly injured and skipping the All-Star Game but being well enough to play in games on either side of it. It sets a bad precedent. So if you miss the All-Star Game you will miss more.

Which ultimately means Carmelo Anthony will suit up Sunday. How many minutes remains to be seen, it is possible Eric Spoelstra plays him just a few minutes if he requests it. Or he could play more like 20. But he will be there.

  1. mp4philly - Feb 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Whew! Great now I can finally breathe..

  2. circuscivics - Feb 15, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Of course he will. All Star games are the pinnicle of a selfish player’s career. It’s what they day dream about.

  3. namaths5thofwhiskey - Feb 15, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    I just hope he’s really limited so he’s good to go for the actual game that matters.

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