Don't blame it on Carmelo

The losses are piling up in Gotham, but so are the myths about the cause

Updated: March 7, 2014, 1:10 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider

Carmelo Anthony AP Photo/Lance MurpheyWhy me? The Knicks' ills have more to do than only Carmelo Anthony.

The New York Knicks are 18 games below .500, their starting point guard was recently arrested on gun charges and superstar Carmelo Anthony is reportedly being wooed by other stars to get out of town once this season is over.

Given all this information, it's understandable that the Knicks' hysteria has reached levels unseen since the Isiah Thomas era. But just as the Knicks seemingly spiral out of control, so have some of the perceptions of why it's happening. Not all are to be believed.

Here are three myths that need to end.

Myth No. 1: Carmelo Anthony is the problem.