Becoming the first Knick to grab 20 or more rebounds in three straight games since forever ago: pretty sweet.
Lots of reporters wanting to talk to you because of your big achievement: seems chill.
Having to do all those interviews wearing a hat of the team that just beat your favorite in the Super Bowl: super wack.
Tyson Chandler netted a share of a Knicks record for three straight 20-rebound games Monday night but lost his Super Bowl bet with Baltimore’s own Carmelo Anthony.
For the postgame interview following the Knicks’ blowout win over the Pistons, Chandler was forced to wear a Baltimore Ravens ballcap with Super Bowl XLVII stitched in purple lettering on the side.
“This is it,” Chandler said. “I just have to do the interview so the whole world can see it.”
As Amar’e Stoudemire walked into the locker room and saw Chandler addressing the media in a purple and gray Ravens cap, he cackled. “I know, it hurts,” said Chandler, who grew up in Compton, Calif. a diehard Niners fan.
Chandler said the Ravens victory should have “an asterisk” attached because of the holding play in the end zone that wasn’t called on San Francisco’s final possession at the Ravens 5-yard line.
Had the Niners completed their comeback, Anthony would have had to wear Chandler’s personal Niners’ helmet he keeps in his house. Now that would’ve been a sight to see.
“It made my day,” Melo said of seeing Chandler in a Ravens hat. “You just don’t know. I made my day.”
Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler made a friendly wager before Sunday’s Super Bowl. Anthony, who grew up in Baltimore, was rooting for the Ravens, Chandler, who is from California, is a San Francisco 49ers fan. Since Chandler’s 49ers lost, he had to wear a Ravens championship hat during his postgame interviews Monday. “That made my day,” Anthony said. “It’s just coincidence he had three games with 20 rebounds and now that picture will be everywhere.”
Carmelo Anthony is obviously pretty pleased with himself right now, as he should be. Not only did his hometown team win the Super Bowl (this is one of those times it’s OK to remember Melo as being from Baltimore and not Brooklyn) and not only did he win his Super Bowl bet, the timing worked out perfectly for him. Because he’s totally right that if you’re going to get a teammate to wear a hat, then there’s no better time than when he’s doing something that no one else in your franchise’s history has done for 40-something years. Very smart, even though Melo should have pushed to get Tyson Chandler in a football helmet. Next time, I guess.
And hey, this also means Tyson Chandler didn’t get a chance to wear his Amish hat again, so it’s kind of a win for everybody. Well, not Tyson Chandler, but you get my drift.