When Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the Knicks earlier this month, most people—delusional Knicks fans aside—assumed he did it because Phil Jackson & Co. offered him roughly $30 million more than anyone else could pay him. He says that that is not the case, though.

Anthony spoke with ESPN.com recently and revealed that he didn't just re-sign with the Knicks because of money. He-resigned with them because—don't snicker, please—he feels as though they give him the best chance to win.

"I want to win," he said. "I don't care about the money. I believe Phil will do what he has to do to take care of that. I don't think we're that far away. People use 'rebuilding' too loosely."

He also revealed that, when it came down to it, he had no intention of signing with the Lakers, Rockets, or Mavericks. He was either going to leave New York for the Bulls or stay in the Big Apple.

"[It] was pretty much always Chicago or New York," he said. "That's a situation where I could have walked in now to an opportunity to compete for the next however many years."

So do you believe him when he says re-signing in New York wasn't about the money?

[via ESPN New York]