August 22 – recently, Anthony visited Barnes’ program and talked about his failure to win the best rookie in 2003.
Melon: when LBJ won the best rookie alone, it foresaw the direction of my career
Anthony said: “I should be the best rookie. James and I could share. I thought we would share the best rookie（ If we really share it), it can be a talk for our future. ”
“But I found that James won the best Rookie Award alone. Then I think this may be the direction of my whole career. I have foreseen how I will be treated. ”
Turning to his Nuggets career, Anthony said: “I can’t stand it after I arrived in Denver. I haven’t seen plateaus and snow mountains before. It’s hard, but I know I have to adapt. ”
“They gave the ball to me as if this was my team. I was only 19 years old. But I don’t take it as pressure. I thought James went to Cleveland, Wade went to Miami, bosh went to Toronto; Everyone has his own situation. ”
“At that time, there was no team and the big three. Everyone had his own team. I made a good start to my career in Denver. We made the playoffs in the first year. So I love Denver. ”
In the rookie season, James averaged 39.5 minutes, 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists. The Cavaliers, 35-47, ranked ninth in the East and missed the playoffs.
Anthony averaged 36.5 minutes, 21.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists. The Nuggets, 43-39, entered the playoffs as the eighth in the West.
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