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Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony
Position: F
Born: 05/29/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $24,559,380
Tayshaun Prince joined CBS Sports Digital Thursday and told host Nick Kostos on the Crossover that the Pistons could have won as many as four championships if they had drafted Carmelo Anthony with the No. 2 pick instead of Darko Milicic. “I think if we did take Melo, maybe two, maybe three, maybe four championships,” Prince said. “And then after my fourth or fifth year, now you have to decide what you want to do. But at least you know going in, if you take Melo we got a guy. And who knows, he comes off his bench the first year or two, or maybe they insert him into the starting lineup, whatever. “But we knew coming in, if he could come in off the bench and accept that sixth man role, we’d be pretty awesome for the next five or six years before they make the decision if they’re going to keep me or him.”
Anthony said he admires the quarterback for the “courage” he’s shown in starting a movement and withstanding the backlash, but he believes there’s much more to be done in the face of deep-rooted racial injustice. “I’m watching and I’m like, ‘OK.’ Like, ‘What’s next?’” Anthony asked himself, recounting the text conversation with Kaepernick. “In a very respectful way, he was like, ‘I took this step and, you know, just wanted to get your thoughts on what’s happening.’ And I said, ‘Well, you’re courageous.’ “I said, ‘You just showed a lot of courage in what you just did, but now is the hard part because you have to keep it going. So if that was just a one-time thing, then you’re f–ked. But now you keep it going and be articulate and elaborate on why you’re doing it, and be educated and knowledgeable of why you’re doing it so when people ask, you can stand up for what you believe in and really let them hear why.’”
“All you see is police killing people,” Anthony, who was raised in Baltimore, lamented. “And if I’m sitting there watching that every day all day, I’m going to feel a certain kind of way. Like, against the police. If it was showing schools and why they shut them down and there’s no funding for this and no funding for that, you would feel a certain way about that too. But that’s not what they’re putting out there.”