Carmelo Anthony reacts to Brooklyn's decision to make Jeremy Lin their star

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Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin certainly had their differences during the latter's spell in the Big Apple with the New York Knicks.

Linsanity was an incredible period in NBA history when the undrafted point guard exploded onto the scene in the biggest market basketball has to offer.

However, the Knicks' main superstar, Anthony, was unable to cohabit with the man that had stepped into the limelight and Lin moved on to the Houston Rockets.

After struggling in Texas and then with the Los Angeles Lakers, the guard found a role for himself as the sixth man with the Charlotte Hornets; his 11.7 points per game led to him being acquired by the Brooklyn Nets as one of their franchise stars.

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With Lin back in the Atlantic Division, Melo will be seeing a lot more of him, but despite their differences, the three-time Olympic gold medalist insisted he was happy for his former teammate.

Anthony said: "What do I think about it? ... He is the face of that franchise, believe it or not. He came up, they paid him and now the ball is in his hands.

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"So now he’s one of the franchise players over there. What do you want me to say about that? I’m happy for him, excited for him to see how it’s going to work out, turn out over there."

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