For some reason, Carmelo Anthony had been fasting for 15 days. During that time he ate no meat. No cheese. No Honey-Nut Cheerios. No nothing.
Anthony said he did it for “clarity,” whatever that means. Did his fast factor into his post-Celtics game rage when he tried several times to get at Kevin Garnett? That’s a legitimate question. But what we do know is that the fast ended Sunday night, after the Knicks had a little bon voyage party at the expense of the anemic New Orleans Hornets.
“I’m going out to eat the biggest steak I can find,” Anthony said before departing the locker room.
Now, far be it for me to tell someone how to approach their own spiritual journey, but it does NOT make sense for a professional athlete to give up food in the middle of a season. I don’t care how many Christmas cookies and glasses of egg nog Anthony consumed around Christmas. Dude’s got to eat.
Eddy Curry, though, could stand to try this unique in-season diet out.
[H/T: New York Daily News]