NBA — 14 January 2013
Carmelo Anthony Has Been Fasting For the Last Two Weeks

Carmelo Anthony is an MVP candidate, but over the past couple of games, he has gotten off to a slow start while the Knicks as a team hit a tiny rough patch. But according to ‘Melo, there’s a good reason for his play lately. He’s been fasting for the past two weeks for clarity.

“I usually do it to get some clarity in my life and spiritual reasons,” Anthony said after going for 27 points and seven boards as the Knicks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 100-87 win over the New Orleans Hornets. “But I’m done now….

“It’s a long story, man,” he said of his fast. “I haven’t had a good meal in about two and a half weeks. No meats, no carbs, anything like that. So I don’t know how I was out there competing at high level. It’s been some games this past week where your body just feels depleted out there and you’re trying to find a way to get some energy.

“But I surrender, I’m done. I’m going to get some food right now.”



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