Carmelo Anthony and a Hasidic Jew walk into an elevator. The Knicks franchise player stands against the back wall, while the Hasid, peyes tucked neatly behind his ears, waits until the doors close before turning to face the athlete.
“Bring us home a ring,” the Hasid says. “We need one.”
Anthony replies, “We all need one.”
As the elevator continues to climb, the Hasid looks away but mutters, “A long time we’ve been waiting.”
Anthony forces a smile. This is not a joke.”—
I love this little annecdote from the New York Observer’s profile of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. It’s New York to the core and I can just see it happening.
“A long time we’ve been waiting.”
If you haven’t read the article yet, you can check it out here.