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Shortly after New York Knicks traded Carmelo Anthony in February 2011 – after a month of switching to negotiations, they finally led them to scrap all their levers and drop away far more in the store than they needed – I received a call from someone from Anthony's management team, wondering if I should talk to Carmel about Red Hook West housing projects where she was born and raised. Later that day, I received four different phone calls from four different people without a short order, all of whom were recruited by Knicks, plotting me to set up interviews without their contribution, asking me who I was talking to, singing about Carmel's "people" Always on the road . This led to another week of lengthy discussions on who told who. When I finally met Carmelo, I jokingly wondered how cutting through the people who stood in front of him was as difficult as getting an interview with the president. He looked totally confused. He had no idea what I was talking about, and it seems that none of the people I spoke to know. He just shrugged. "Dude, people just mumble here, mostly funny, just playing basketball, you know B."
Carmelo Anthony, a rescuer of the Knicks franchise, is now just a broken old basketball player nobody wants anymore. Just after the season in a complementary role in Oklahoma City, Anthony will soon be rejected by Houston Rockets – a team that came to one of the wins of the fallen Golden State Warriors last year's play, but this year with Carmel, he started 5 -7. Carmelo was supposed to be their last piece; it looks like they will not even make 13 matches. There is a possibility that his old fellow LeBron James can throw his bones and lead Anthony to his Lakers for a minimum contract, but this is as slow as any other in the last NBA memory. After a legendary, first-season winning at the college, Anthony arrived at the NBA, it seems as safe as the Hall of Fame role as they come. He was now erased from him as insecure as he could be a player. What happened?
Part of what happened to Carmelo is what happens to every athlete, and, sadly, people, every man: Old. Anthony has never been a dedicated defender, but he has always had such a unique athleticism and greatness that he might be a bit confused, especially when he was such a wild, unstoppable shooter. But when he lost his first step, he lost what made him special, the resultant scoring ability that enabled him to dominate Syracuse – and conquer his lonely championship – and be the center of Denver and New York for more than a decade. Old Carmelo is just another guy.
But that's not what Carmelo killed. What killed Carmel was two major changes to the NBA since entering the league so far: a double, not necessarily unrelated emphasis on the effectiveness and transparency of personality. Carmelo Anthony, for all his talents, was uniquely placed on the wrong side of history, being ineffective and inexpensive.
Even at best, Carmelo was not an effective player, and there was little need for him: when he entered the NBA, "efficiency" was a term used only by stat nerds and foolish bloggers. Carmelo was the first, second and third shooter, and in 2003, at Kobe and Iverson, it made him the successor to their kingdom. Carmelo could achieve, man, and so the players were respected, sold and sold. You should have worn a team on your back because of your scoring ability, such as Kobe, like Iverson, like Jordan, and that Carmelo was born five years earlier and maybe worked – or it seemed to have worked enough, anyway, that no one ever he would doubt his value.
But Carmelo had not been born five years ago; more problematic, was born just a year before LeBron James. What meant that besides the increasing belief among the readers that all the best judicial measurements showed that Anthony was indeed missing, even a casual fan probably thought less of Carmel because of just how much LeBron was better. The problem here was not that LeBron, previously composed of two cakes, was only better than Carmel; the problem was how he was better. LeBron could do it and do everything else (and kept trying to take more action every year), and Carmelo could only achieve it. LeBron's genius has constantly focused on the Carmelian deficiencies; this is what Carmelo has done remarkably, the thing the league traditionally only has to do is seem inadequate.
LeBron's space universe, with an increased understanding of efficiency statistics and analytics, changed the league, and the changes turned it away from Carmel. The teams are designed for archers and passers-both Carmelo did well, but not fantastically – designed to maximize the ballistic movement instead of eating the star Carmelo preferred, and was brought up in a sport that previously only appreciated that. Carmelo's "junacka ball" was right when he, at the previous generation, was at the height of his sport. Unlike James, Carmelo fought with the transition. In the perfect world, Carmelo could become a unity in the NBA, for which he was briefly in the Olympic team, where he could only sit and shoot at three points while James and others did a tough job. But in the NBA, his team relied on Anthony to do everything, though it was no longer structuring teams. Things have worsened the Knicks – as always, one or two steps behind all the others. Carmelo Takes Criticism: As usual, when your team loses, it's the best player, not the men who surround it, who gets the most heat.
What brings us to the infallibility and the drama he has brought. Carmelo has partially demanded the pressure to be a superstar, not only with constant insistence on taking the greatest possible money and later discovering the situation, but also his inability to change the game to adapt to the changing nature of his sport, Carmelo as a three-point expert he could work theoretically, especially in Houston. But Carmelo was raised into a junacus ball, a true star, and could never adjust: The game was over. And that's also from the court. Carmelo came to the end of the tail tabloid print era, and his successes and omissions were always filtered, however, they read in New York post title; has become an ideal place to fight all his teams at the front and back sides of the paper. Players are now creating headlines for their Instagram accounts; Carmelo was still attached to the old story of the "over-super-super-star" that slowly expires today.
In many ways, Carmelo was supposed to be the model of a modern NBA star. He is politically active in the way he really was in front of his time, and listened to the activist days of Muhammad Ali and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before he was so widely accepted in the NBA as it is now.
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He was also much more comfortable as an athlete with his star star star, fashion line and career career career, though he was once again raised by LeBron, who was much better at trainwreck but Carmelo was in this episode Sister Jackie.
But for all outdoor advertising campaigns, fans have never met Carmela, who was more removed, cautious, even mechanically, whether she was in the postgame of a press conference, on a red carpet, or appeared on the video Lonely Island. His strategy of being a multi-platform star with a built-in team that maximizes his brand could make sense when Carmelo entered the league. Unfortunately, "having a PR team" is the star of the NBA 2012, not 2018. Now, young Turks like Joel Embrais twirled around Anthony's circles, and he, together with other young NBA stars, is much more like the famous Instagram by Anthony and his army of handlers. This is key to NBA growth in recent years: You feel as if you know all these personalities and how they care about others outside the court, as well as in court. How well do you know Carmelo Anthony? Anthony felt like a constructed brand, not full-face, which was ironic, as Anthony was so interesting and politically motivated. He was like a presidential candidate who focused – he grouped into a person whom no one ever felt as though they really knew.
Finally, none of this is Anthony's fault. To become a superstar, an athlete of the former generation seeks transcendent talent, unswerving dedication and true mentors, trainers, and caretakers to help cut the track on the road. Carmelo just arrived right in the wrong time in NBA history to become the player he always promised to be. But even with a bizarre exit from Houston – as with his uncertain exits from Denver, Oklahoma City and New York – it's best to remember that he is nothing but a failure. He is one of the first 20 guitarists of all time; he made ten all-star games; he won three gold medals; he is a jumper for the basketball hall of fame. Maybe we can take him back with LeBron's can help him get the ring that escaped him. But: Probably not. (LeBron Lakersi is far from the title of those Rockets.) This will probably end up again in frustration and disappointment. And then he will call him a career: forever in the meantime, forever falls short, and, for the most part, forever in LeBron.