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Carmelo Anthony wishes he could attend Super Bowl XLVIII

Carmelo Anthony looks on during a game against

Carmelo Anthony looks on during a game against the Nets at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 20, 2014) Credit: Jim McIsaac

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Carmelo Anthony can't believe the Super Bowl is so close to home and he won't be able to go to it.

The Knicks play the Heat at the Garden Saturday night and will fly to Milwaukee on Sunday. They will play the Bucks Monday night, but according to NBA rules, teams have to be in the city the night before the game.

"We got to go, man," Anthony said. "I wish we can go to the Super Bowl. Rarely do we get a chance to participate in the Super Bowl and the events and stuff that's going on around here."

Anthony, who lists the Ravens and Giants as his favorite teams, thinks it's going to be a super game Sunday.

"It'll be a good one," he said. "Denver is a special team. If I was a betting man, I wouldn't bet against Peyton [Manning]. But on the flip side, you got Seattle, and them young guys got something to prove. So I just want to see a good game."

Anthony said "without a doubt" he would have attended the game, and added that he would have gone to Sunday's hockey game at Yankee Stadium between the Devils and Rangers if the Knicks hadn't played.

Anthony was told the Outdoor Stadium Series will continue tomorrow night with the Islanders and Rangers playing in the Bronx.

"Yeah, but I heard it's going to be like 6 [degrees]," he said. "So I'm not messing with that."

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