Just a few years ago Carmelo Anthony was a beloved superstar in New York.
Now it’s looking like he’ll never play in the NBA again.
Several league executives believe Melo has already played his last game, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
While some have argued he was an unlucky scapegoat in Houston, it’s Anthony’s historically poor defence that’s making teams reluctant to pick him up.
There’s also his habitual ball stopping and propensity for playing hero ball.
While Windhorst said he didn’t personally believe Anthony was definitely finished, he did say “he’s going to be hard-pressed to find a team” when speaking on ESPN’s The Jump on Monday.
“There’s going to have to be a series of events that happen, like an injury or a trade that happen.”
So far, no luck.
There’s been no miraculous trade, no last-minute leap of faith.
Just Hoodie Melo training in an empty gym, waiting for the phone to ring.
It’s certainly wild to think Melo’s well-decorated career could end in such lacklustre fashion.
Say what you will about Anthony’s flaws, he’s still a legend of the game.
But with little to no interest in the future Hall of Famer, it looks like we may just have to settle for rewatching his glory years on YouTube.
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