NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony idolizes JR Smith, to celebrate ‘shirtless’ if Knicks win a championship

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony idolizes JR Smith, to celebrate ‘shirtless’ if Knicks win a championship

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts to J.R. Smith’s action when the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA championship title after 52 years.

Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith decided to celebrate their victory ‘shirtless’ that lasted for few days. Before they came to the Whitehouse, President Barrack Obama asked Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue to assure Smith wears a shirt when they visit.

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Former teammate Carmelo Anthony gave his opinion about J.R. Smith’s way of celebration.

“I love it,” Anthony said, via ESPN. “I probably would have done the same thing. I know if I win, I’m wearing my uniform everywhere. I might still have my tape on and my tights on. There’s no telling what I would do if I win a championship.”

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The New York Knicks are currently building their roster in which they think can at least enter the playoffs. The Knicks recently acquired Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Brandon Jennings and Courtney Lee in the recent free agency and via trade.

The Knicks’ roster will undeniably be a headache to any team that they will encounter next season. However, some of their newly acquired players have some issues regarding their health. Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, and Brandon Jennings suffered injuries in the past years. If all them stay healthy, there is a possibility that the Knicks can be a title contender.

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are very aggressive to give their franchise player, Carmelo Anthony, his first NBA championship title. Anthony has been playing in the NBA for 13 years but the Larry O’Brien Trophy continues to elude him.

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The reigning NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers are still in their best form and looking forward in upgrading their roster. If the New York Knicks, fortunately, beat the Cavs in the Eastern Conference, they will still be facing a much tougher opponent in the finals, the Golden State Warriors.

However, anything is possible when it comes to basketball. If the New York Knicks do well next season, there is a possibility that Carmelo Anthony will be given a chance to have a ‘shirtless celebration’ like J.R. Smith.

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