It’s official, Carmelo Anthony has ended his much publicized 15-day fast. The face of the Knicks franchise had given up food for “spiritual reasons,” with many critics suspecting that his decision to not eat may have affected his on-court performance. On Monday the All-Star small forward admitted that the fast was beginning to take a toll on his body.
“I usually do it sometimes just to get some clarity in my life … Spiritual reasons. I’m done now. I can’t do it no more,” Anthony said, after Monday’s 100-87 afternoon victory over New Orleans. “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,” he explained. “But like I said, I surrender. I’m done. I’m going to get some food right now.”
“Maybe some chicken, maybe a steak. I don’t know I need to eat something,” Anthony said when asked what his first hearty meal would be. “I’m definitely going to get a bowl of [cheerios], for sure,” Anthony said at the launch of his new signature sneaker, Air Jordan Melo M9, at Cipriani on Wall St. “[Lala and I] have our time. We have our down time,” he said. “She works. I work. We make it work. Communication is the key.”