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Carmelo's Mysterious Fast: Knicks Player Ends 15-Day Spiritual Cleanse

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By Brittney R. Villalva, Christian Post Reporter
January 14, 2013|3:03 pm

Carmelo has announced that he is ending his fast after embarking on a 15-day spiritual cleanse.

Knicks player Carmelo Anthony offered some insight into his team's recent defeats on Sunday after confessing that he had been on a 15-day fast.

"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," Anthony told a Newsday reporter.

But the diet has been taking a toll on the player, prompting Melo to state that he was done with his "spiritual" adventure. Since the beginning of 2013, the Knicks have gone 3-4, with two of those wins coming from lower-tiered teams on the NBA.

"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," the player added.

Although with a drooping team record, some fans might suggest that he wasn't "going through" the past few games at all. Sunday's win against the Hornets offered a brief glimpse of hope, one that hopefully will continue now that Carmelo has stated that he is done depriving himself of food.

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"I usually do it sometimes just to get some clarity in my life. Spiritual reasons," Anthony explained adding, "I'm done now. I can't do it no more."

Anthony shares a home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife, Lala. He did not elaborate on what had driven him to pursue a spiritual fast. But while the fast is over, Anthony also said that it is something that he does once a year.

"It's for my own sake,'' Anthony told The New York Post. "Sometimes in life you've got to replenish your body, build your body back up and get all the toxins out. [Get] all the things you don't need in your body out. I do this every year, once a year."

 

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