Anthony grew up poor in Brooklyn and Baltimore, where he never imagined dealing with "problems" of the kind he's now facing. "I don't think this is a bad thing," he said. "This is just a decision that I've got to make. I've done been in worst places in my life." However it plays out, wherever he lands, he's certain that the pundits and bloggers and radio hosts will forget the last six months soon enough and move onto the next sports crisis. "Nobody's ever going to care about that decision I make," he said with a smile. "The average person only cares about now." Sounds like a conversation he might have shared with LeBron.
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