Carmelo Anthony Discredits 'SLAM' Magazine Over NBA Ranking
Does 'Melo have a gripe here, or is he just being oversensitive?
As Carmelo Anthony gears up for his sixth full season with the New York Knicks and arguably his most anticipated campaign, the former Denver Nugget found a little time to scavenge the Internet only to find something he felt 'disrespected' his game.
SLAM magazine ranked the Afro-Latino baller as the 15th best overall player in the NBA, captioning: "Melo quietly had one of his best all-around seasons last year, and he can still get buckets with the best." The ranking didn't sit well with the three-time Olympic Gold medalist, as he commented on an Instagram post from SLAM saying, "Lost all credibility in my 👀 ".
Carmelo Anthony'nin kendisini bu senenin en iyileri listesinde 15. s?raya koyan Slam Online'a mesaj?: "Gözümde hiç bir de?eriniz kalmad?." pic.twitter.com/k9LWc2GzVZ
— NBA Günlükleri (@NBAGunlukleri) October 12, 2016
Anthony, 32, still believes he is one of the elite players in the league. It's sad his success will most likely be tied to how the Knicks fare this season. The nine-time All-Star is coming off of his lowest scoring average of 21.8 ppg in over a decade, but averaged more than four assists a game for the first time in his career.
Melo taking issue with his player ranking in SLAM, apparently pic.twitter.com/WNMjVDWixO
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) October 12, 2016
In the same post Anthony reiterated his frustration uttering, "Don't play yaself" channeling his inner DJ Khaled. It's safe to say Melo is pumped up for 2016 after three straight seasons without a post-season appearance—the Knicks look destined to break the trend.
The 15th overall ranking was actually favorable compared to Bleacher Report (21st) and Sports Illustrated (24th), who ranked the small-forward considerably lower than SLAM. Let's see what Anthony has to say when he hears about those two.
Oh yea, #KnicksTape.