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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Carmelo Anthony: I Take My Hat Off to Myself for Dealing With All This Stuff

It was only a matter of time.  With all the trade rumors swirling and fans chanting Carmelo Anthony’s name in desperation that their team makes a push to acquire the all-star, he was bound to turn d-bag on us.  When 17-player deals and defending NBA champions are involved, that tends to happen.

What Anthony has been able to do despite the distraction is certainly impressive.  He has averaged over 40 points per game over his last three, so obviously his head has somehow remained in the right place.  However, people in America tend to look down on those who pat themselves on the back.  You’re supposed to let other people do that for you, hence why we don’t like when certain people offer to “take their talents” certain places.

“I think it takes a strong-willed person, a strong-minded person, to deal with the stuff that I deal with and still go out there and go to work every day and perform on a nightly basis,” the Denver forward said about the trade rumors via NBA Fanhouse. “I take my hat off to myself for dealing with all this stuff that’s going on and still be able to go out there and play at the high level that I can play at. I really don’t think an average person can walk in my shoes. I don’t think that.”

What a modest guy.  All that stuff Anthony said is true, but it just doesn’t sound right when you say it about yourself.  That is precisely the reason LeBron has become one of the most hated athletes in America — he states the obvious about himself and people don’t like that.  Congratulations, Carmelo — you’re now a member of one of the most prestigious clubs in professional sports.

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