Melo snubbed on top 100, Melo & others react.
The NBA released their top player ranks of this upcoming season today and it is shocking to see some of the players that were listed before the 33 year old forward Carmelo Anthony where he was ranked 64th. The 10x NBA all star went to Instagram posting this picture with the caption :
image source www.instagram.com/carmeloanthony/
“Can’t Make Sense Out Of Non Sense! “A certain darkness is needed to see the stars.” @espn Don’t be so Blatant with the disrespect #LineEmUp”
image source nyknicks.com
Carmelo’s last few seasons justifies his rank but he is definitely still one of the more prolific scorers in the NBA and when you have guys like Lonzo Ball who has yet to play a NBA game and Eric Gordon before Melo it kind of leaves a sour taste in your mouth. For me it hits home, I’ve watched Carmelo play since his freshman days at Syracuse University ; you know where he took the Orange all the way to defeat Kirk Hinrich’s Kansas Jayhawks way back in 2003, it was then where I fell in love with his silky smooth jump shot and his willingness to win then that made him my favorite player. Melo went along to declare for the NBA draft following his freshman college success where he was selected 3rd overall by the Denver Nuggets, two picks after LeBron James and a few spots before guys like Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. After 8 long seasons in Denver and several failures to make it to the finals thanks to Kobe Bryant, Melo was traded to the Knicks in 2011 where he would eventually become the Scoring Champ in 2013 averaging 28.7 ppg.
The Knicks have not lived up to their potential after another losing season, not living up to the hype as the new “super-team” in the east after acquiring several key free agents last summer. With Phil Jackson finally gone and the emergence of Kristaps Porzingis the Knicks look to rebuild with young talent after signing Tim Hardaway Jr to a deal worth $70 million leaving Carmelo out the picture. I feel Carmelo can out play his ranking this year as he should use all of this negative energy that has been coming his way and take it out on the court. We will never see the ferocious play of “Braids Melo”, but with “Hoodie Melo” busting out on the social media scene who knows which Melo will show up, whether in New York, Cleveland or Houston I’m sure he will show that most of the people that are ranked before him can’t even guard him one on one.
image source twitter.com/CJMcCollum
Several other players went to social media as well such as C.J. McCollum saying on twitter that the media and journalist should be ranked on their ability to make up sources. These rankings clearly rattled some trees in the league and we are going to be in for a interesting 2017-2018 season. Brace yourselves.