Thursday 24th May 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Carmelo Anthony Had Been Fasting For 15 Days

After some spotty shooting in the Knicks’ win against the New Orleans, Carmelo Anthony had an explanation for reporters:

“It’s a long story. I haven’t had a good meal in about 2 1/2 weeks. No meats, no carbs, anything like that. I don’t know how I was going through competing at a high level. Just sometimes these past three, four games where the body just feels depleted out there and just trying to find a way to get energy. But like I said, I surrender. I’m done. I’m going to get some food right now.”

Via Newsday

Anthony had been undergoing a fast for the last 15 days. Evidently, this isn’t the first time the Knicks’ all-star forward has sworn away meats and carbs:

“I usually do it sometimes just to get some clarity in my life,” Anthony said. “Spiritual reasons. I’m done now. I can’t do it no more.”

Whatever the reason, Anthony fast seemed to visibly affect his performance on the court. Outside of his lacking figures in the last couple of contests, he seemed to lack the energy he’d been showing for the majority of the season to this point. This year has seen Anthony really get after it on the defensive end (a welcomed change, I’m sure). During his 15-day period of fast, the energy just wasn’t there.

There’s very little wrong with a man just looking for some sort of “clarity” in his life. Nonetheless, he’s a professional athlete in perhaps the game’s highest-pressure city.

H/T to Newsday

Mohamed Abdihakim is a journalism student at Florida Atlantic University. He is a Phoenix Suns fan, who is not prepared for the possibility of Nash winning a title in a Lakers jersey. Mohamed is also an editor at Hoops Nation and contributes to Les Snobs. Interests include International basketball, Mad Men, and blues music. Nearly all stats are credited to Hoopdata or Basketball-Reference.

Twitter handle: @Abdi_hakim.

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