The New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony has a lot of pressure to produce in the 2013 NBA playoffs. Always admired as one of the league’s best, Anthony has never enjoyed the kind of postseason success had by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant or even Kevin Durant.
With a 3-1 series lead over archrival Boston, it appears the Knicks will advance at least to the conference semifinals. That’s when things become more difficult with potential matchups against the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat in the following round.
There is no doubt that Carmelo is the best Knicks player, but he’s also the most important player in the entire NBA playoffs.