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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: $2,159,029
Irving, along Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard and Donovan Mitchell, expressed their desire not to play at this juncture, sources said. Portland Trail Blazers star C.J. McCollum shared that he voted “no” on resuming the season in a group chat, but he stressed the importance of finishing the season out of fear the next CBA negotiations wouldn’t be so kind to the players, sources said. Howard said the time is now to take a stand and to use their collective power to implement change in the justice system and how police treat people of color instead of playing, sources said.
Sources tell The Athletic that a group consisting of 80-plus players — including NBPA Vice President Kyrie Irving, NBPA president Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Donovan Mitchell and Avery Bradley — discussed finding unity and a way to attack a cause amid the nationwide unrest stemming from racial injustice, systematic racism and police brutality as well as what the world continues to face during the coronavirus pandemic.
Irving and several players on the call, including Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony and Donovan Mitchell, spoke out about not supporting the restarted season because of ongoing social injustice, racism and coronavirus concerns, according to sources. Bradley, the Lakers guard, was the second person to speak on the call behind Irving and was vocal throughout, urging players to take a stand and utilize this moment to “play chess, not checkers,” those sources said.
Paul and Nets guard Garrett Temple, who are with Irving on the NBPA leadership board, provided insights on Friday’s call. Several points were made on the call, according to sources: — Anthony stressed unity, having a sole message and allowing the young players in the NBA a voice. At one point, Anthony suggested having all 80 players on the call donating $25,000 to a cause that they wanted.

Carmelo Anthony: Mixed feelings about NBA returning

Portland Trail Blazers star Carmelo Anthony has “mixed feelings” about resuming the 2019-20 season at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. “As far as basketball goes, I’m ready for it and excited to get back to work,” Anthony said during a discussion with Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma. “But to be honest with you, I’m still battling on traveling to Orlando amid everything going on. Just being isolated away from the rest of the world is why I have mixed feelings about the NBA returning.”
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Sitting down with Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony on his YouTube Live show “What’s In Your Glass,” the 24-year-old third-year player said that others still buy into the notion that it’s the police department’s fault. “Out there, it’s a lot of good cops, too. You’ve got to look at both spectrums, but there’s a lot of racist people out there that are in cop uniforms and for me, I think, it’s more so about the system than it is the actual departments,” the Lakers youngster eloquently explained.
If the Knicks decide to look for a forward via free agency who can shoot, Danilo Gallinari, Carmelo Anthony and Christian Wood are potential options. Some members of the Knicks front office were enamored with Wood over the course of the season. Regarding Anthony, prior to free agency last summer, the Knicks strongly considered signing the ex-Knick if they were able to land two other stars. They missed out on the stars in free agency, which took Anthony out of their plans. Rose, the current team president, was Anthony’s agent. The two remain close. Worth pointing out: the Knicks being open to looking for a big who can shoot doesn’t necessarily reflect a desire to move on from Randle.
Storyline: Carmelo Anthony Free Agency
Despite his unwillingness to engage in the debate, Anthony did concede that he agrees with the consensus that Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time but also said that shouldn’t take anything away from what LeBron has accomplished. “You know, M.J. is the GOAT. He’s the greatest ever. We all know that and we all agree to that. Why can’t we say that, but also give LeBron his flowers while he’s here too?” Anthony said. “Why can’t we say, ‘M.J. was very great, LeBron is very great, Kobe is very great.’ We’re not allowed to say those things today, because it’s always this or that, and that’s just our society — you have to choose one.”
Storyline: GOAT Debate
Carmelo Anthony thinks that type of “barbershop talk” is great for the fans, but he doesn’t much care for player comparisons — particularly between Jordan and James, two of the best to ever play. “I don’t like it. And I say that because whenever we do that, we fail to appreciate what we have in front of us,” Anthony told CBS Sports. “Any time these comparisons are made, whether it’s anybody — old school versus new school — it’s like, why can’t we just appreciate everybody for what they bring to the game?”
“You know, M.J. is the GOAT. He’s the greatest ever. We all know that and we all agree to that. Why can’t we say that, but also give LeBron his flowers while he’s here too?” Anthony said. “Why can’t we say, ‘M.J. was very great, LeBron is very great, Kobe is very great.’ We’re not allowed to say those things today, because it’s always this or that, and that’s just our society — you have to choose one.”
While Jordan seems to keep those slights with him and is intent to prove doubters wrong, Anthony takes a different approach. “It hit home, but then you also understand that at the end of the day, there’s nothing you can do if somebody wants to put a negative narrative out there about you,” Anthony said. “There’s really nothing you can do, so what I’ve learned over the years is, whatever’s gonna happen is gonna happen. Whatever people are gonna say, people are gonna say. Just don’t give them anything to talk about. You’re doing your job and working hard. If you know you’re putting your all into it, anything somebody else says doesn’t even matter to you.”
Storyline: GOAT Debate
Carmelo Anthony knows what it is like to struggle. The Portland Trail Blazers forward grew up in West Baltimore with drugs and violence in the neighborhood. His father died of cancer when he was two, leaving his mother Mary to support her family with little means to do so. But Anthony found his safe place under the basketball hoop. Hard work, skill and determination earned him the opportunity to commit and eventually play at Syracuse University, where he emerged as one of the best offensive talents in the game. Now, the future NBA Hall of Famer, is using his presence to enact change. Anthony, an ambassador for Jordan Brand, helped named 32 Wings Scholars on Wednesday. Each student will receive a four-year scholarship to the university of their choice or any post-secondary education program.
Carmelo Anthony knows what it is like to struggle. The Portland Trail Blazers forward grew up in West Baltimore with drugs and violence in the neighborhood. His father died of cancer when he was two, leaving his mother Mary to support her family with little means to do so. But Anthony found his safe place under the basketball hoop. Hard work, skill and determination earned him the opportunity to commit and eventually play at Syracuse University, where he emerged as one of the best offensive talents in the game. Now, the future NBA Hall of Famer, is using his presence to enact change. Anthony, an ambassador for Jordan Brand, helped named 32 Wings Scholars on Wednesday. Each student will receive a four-year scholarship to the university of their choice or any post-secondary education program.
Nevertheless, if Carmelo Anthony would’ve embraced the triangle like Jordan finally did, Jackson’s term would’ve been a hit, Rosen claims. “Carmelo undercut him, telling [Kristaps] Porzingis not to say anything in public about how good the triangle was,’’ Rosen said. “Carmelo refused to run the triangle — which is why Phil re-signed him: There was a lot of pressure from [owner James] Dolan. But if Carmelo would’ve run the triangle, he’d be open on the weakside. “He’d have to pass and do this and run around, but he’d ultimately have a whole side wide open — 16-17 feet away from the basket. The defense would be too far away to double. He’d have open jump shots and was one or two dribbles from the basket. He’d be a killer. He’d be Michael Jordan. He’d be unstoppable. But Melo was catch and shoot and didn’t want to do other things.’’
JJ Redick believes Carmelo Anthony froze him out during the 2002 Jordan Brand Classic. The New Orleans Pelicans guard discussed the situation during The JJ Redick Podcast, noting it was payback after winning the MVP award at the McDonald’s All-American Game earlier that year. “What was told to me by two different guys on the team was that Melo was going around telling people JJ’s not getting the MVP again. I’m taking every shot,” Redick said (h/t Oleh Kosel of The Bird Writes). “If you look at the box score, I’m just saying. I’m just saying.”
JJ Redick believes Carmelo Anthony froze him out during the 2002 Jordan Brand Classic. The New Orleans Pelicans guard discussed the situation during The JJ Redick Podcast, noting it was payback after winning the MVP award at the McDonald’s All-American Game earlier that year. “What was told to me by two different guys on the team was that Melo was going around telling people JJ’s not getting the MVP again. I’m taking every shot,” Redick said (h/t Oleh Kosel of The Bird Writes). “If you look at the box score, I’m just saying. I’m just saying.”
Marco’s grand national team debut saw him playing with so much confidence against some of the biggest stars of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2006. “That game against the USA changed everything,” the shooting guard said, reflecting on his 25-point performance against the NBA stars in 2006. “I was really young, and there I was, playing against Chris Paul, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony… It’s funny because I watched the game like two weeks ago, it came up on YouTube. I was so young, but coach Recalcati believed in me, and allowed me to be myself on the court. You are like 19, 20 years old, and you go out there with LeBron and Melo guarding you. Yeah, I was nervous.”
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“The first shot went in. Then the second one. Just like that, I wasn’t scared anymore,” Belinelli explained 14 years later. His 25 points against USA came in just 28 minutes of work, done on 9-of-18 shooting from the field, which included an and-one dunk against Carmelo Anthony. “My life changed after that game. All of a sudden the NBA scouts were coming down to see this skinny young Italian guy playing, and the Golden State Warriors drafted me a year later.”
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After Milicic struggled to complete two workouts he had with the Pistons, Brown was eager to get Anthony into town so that they could evaluate his ability to guard and how he moved his feet during a workout. “Let’s bring Carmelo in; we brought Milicic in and you told me, guys, you’re gonna draft Carmelo anyway,” Brown said. “And then the rumor got out that we were going to draft Darko and then Carmelo’s agent called and said, ‘Let’s bring them both out together, and have them play against each other.’ And we never got that far.”
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Storyline: Sneaker Deals
Carmelo Anthony described the time period before the Portland Trail Blazers signed him last November as “rock bottom” during The Uninterrupted’s WRTS: After Party chat with Sue Bird, Maverick Carter and Paul Rivera on Monday night. “I hit rock bottom emotionally, and I had to build myself back up—basically by myself—to get here where I’m at today to be able to tell this story,” the 35-year-old said. “So, this season will always be one of the highlight chapters of any story [that I tell].”
Butler indicated he’s not interested in playing for the USA Basketball national team at this stage of his career. The Heat duo of Bam Adebayo and Butler were named among the preliminary finalists to make the Team USA 12-man roster for the 2020 Olympics, which have been rescheduled for 2021 because of the pandemic. Butler won gold with Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “I told [Carmelo Anthony] that if he plays [in the Olympics], I play,” Butler joked during the Instagram Live interview. “Melo said that he’s not playing.”
Storyline: Olympic Games
It led to the March 14 firing of head coach Mike D’Antoni, Dan’s brother, who wanted to keep the offense humming via Lin. “We had won 10 of 13 games and Jeremy was the main propeller of the boat,’’ Dan D’Antoni told The Post. “But you can’t run Mike’s system – and I’m not blaming Carmelo. It was the way Carmelo’s game was at that time. He got his rep as a mid-range jump shooter. “He had every right because he won a lot of games in Denver as an elbow-iso guy. But we had that elbow-iso guy (in Amar’e Soudemire). If you didn’t space the floor, it puts a halt to what Jeremy was doing. It went back toward Melo and it was a difficult situation.”
With that said, here’s what we know: Before free agency last summer, high-ranking members of the organization had interest in signing Carmelo Anthony in free agency. The Anthony signing was contingent on the Knicks completing their other free-agency plan in 2019: signing two max stars. When New York missed on those stars, the idea of signing Anthony lost significant momentum.
With that said, here’s what we know: Before free agency last summer, high-ranking members of the organization had interest in signing Carmelo Anthony in free agency. The Anthony signing was contingent on the Knicks completing their other free-agency plan in 2019: signing two max stars. When New York missed on those stars, the idea of signing Anthony lost significant momentum.
While Paul and his colleagues are waiting to get back to work, they are busy engaging fans on social media outlets such as Instagram Live and PlayersTV, a new channel that launched on Samsung TV Plus last month. Paul and other NBA stars, including Portland Trail Blazers stars Carmelo Anthony and C.J. McCollum, are investors and content creators in PlayersTV, which is a subsidiary of agency Players Media Group.
On an Instagram Live with his Banana Boat buddy Chris Paul, Melo was asked how he is staying mentally prepared for the rest of the current season: “First of all, it’s very hard…due to the unknown. We don’t know if what’s going to happen. We don’t know when it’s going to happen. We don’t know how it’s going to happen. So that’s the hard part is dealing with the unknown. You don’t know how hard to go. You don’t know how many days a week to go, it’s just different things and different ways that you got to play with. But you also got to stay on point, you got to stay sharp.”
Storyline: Season Suspension
Milicic’s career was so meager that Anthony, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2003 Draft, responded “Who?” when Wade brought him up in a chat on Instagram Live last week. Anthony, who despite having a great career is still ringless, speculated that he would’ve won “two or three” championships early in his career if he had been drafted by the Pistons, though he doesn’t know what would have happened after.
Milicic addressed Wade and Anthony’s comments in an interview with B92, a Serbian newstation. “As for these stories, so if my story is not told, thank God (Wade and Anthony) have succeeded — I have not,” Milicic’s statement said, translated from Serbian. “We are not kids, we are adults, I hope you are old enough to understand that life is full of ups and downs. … It is not necessary to judge and ridicule when, thank God, you have not passed the path that I have. To them, as always, I wish everyone good and every honor on their careers and in further life a lot of success and less condemnation.”