Carmelo Anthony sparks hilarious meme by calling Twitter user a ‘glazed donut face’

Carmelo Anthony glazed donut face

Carmelo Anthony inadvertently sparked one of the greatest memes of the year when he had a hilarious response to a fan on Twitter.

‘Melo sent out a tweet on Tuesday to wish his followers a happy New Year’s Eve and let them know about a giveaway he was doing.

One clearly frustrated fan decided to send back an angry response:

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Rather than sit back and let that one slide by, Melo decided to respond to the fan. And boy did he hit back with a gem.

A glazed donut face? Goodness it doesn’t get better than that.

Anthony’s Knicks teammate JR Smith loved it:

The fan was in disbelief and couldn’t believe he’d been roasted by his favorite player:

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Mike Woodson on not calling timeout: Joe Johnson has made that play before

Mike WoodsonThe New York Knicks suffered one of their most painful losses of the season on Tuesday night when they mismanaged the clock in the final seconds of the game. After the Washington Wizards took a one-point lead with 6.9 seconds remaining, the Knicks chose not to use one of their three remaining timeouts to advance the ball to half court. Carmelo Anthony settled for a wild 3-point attempt that was nowhere close.

After the game, head coach Mike Woodson admitted he messed up and should have called timeout. However, he seemed to defend himself a bit more on Tuesday. Woodson told reporters that when he coached the Atlanta Hawks, Joe Johnson had been able to execute that play without a timeout.

“I’m going to be honest. I’ve let games go like that,” Woodson said, via Marc Berman of the NY Post. “In Atlanta, I let a couple of games where I didn’t call a timeout because they weren’t set. We threw it in and Joe Johnson was able to dribble down and hit a winning shot. Was I thinking that at the time? Well, when Beno [Udrih] stepped out and Melo begged for it and he threw it to him, I didn’t stop the play. I let it go on. I should’ve called a timeout, taking it out of their hands and advance the basketball [to halfcourt], but I didn’t.”

Maybe I’m reading into it too much, but it seems like Woodson was trying to blame Carmelo by pointing out that he “begged” for the ball. He sounds like a coach who is claiming he wanted to give his superstar a chance to make a play without interrupting him.

In Woodson’s defense, Anthony and JR Smith both acknowledged after the loss that the players were just as responsible for not calling a timeout. Still, it seems ridiculous to allow a player to dribble all the way up the court with 6.9 seconds left when you have the ability to advance the ball to half court. It doesn’t matter how many times Joe Johnson has executed the play in his career.

Carmelo Anthony: New York Knicks are playing to lose

Carmelo-Anthony-Mike-Woodson-holds-players-accountableThe New York Knicks may never win another game. Fine, we won’t go that far, but a team that was once considered a contender in the Eastern Conference is now 3-13 and has lost its last nine games. They have lost seven in a row at home during that span, which is one of those franchise records that every player hopes they will never be a part of.

The Knicks almost snapped their losing streak on Friday night against the Denver Nuggets, but instead lost 97-95. They lost another close one to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday by a score of 103-99. Carmelo Anthony seems to be running out of answers.

“I think we’re playing to lose rather than playing to win right now,” Anthony said on Sunday, via ESPNNewYork.com. “When you lose games the way we’ve been losing them at home, on the road, you start thinking a lot. You start playing a little tense, you start playing on your heels.”

What ‘Melo probably meant is “playing to not lose” rather than playing to win. That would make perfect sense, because the Knicks have to be thinking about their embarrassing losing streak every time they take the floor.

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Carmelo Anthony tying 3-pointer at end of game doesn’t count (Video)

New York Knicks fans were teased on Thursday night when Carmelo Anthony made a 3-pointer that would have tied their game with the Houston Rockets at 107 in the final seconds.

The Knicks were inbounding the ball with 5.8 seconds left down 107-104. ‘Melo got the ball and went up immediately for the shot and sunk a three. But James Harden was intentionally trying to foul before he attempted a shot. Luckily for Houston, referee Scott Foster called a foul on Harden prior to the shot.

The 3-pointer did not count, and the Rockets went on for a 109-106 victory. Anthony went 17-of-30 for 45 points in the loss. His point total was the highest by an individual this season.

That was clearly the correct call — the replay showed Harden repeatedly slapping Anthony before the shot went up:

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That’s some of the best defense Harden has played all season.

Carmelo Anthony called players-only meeting after loss to Bobcats

Carmelo-Anthony-Knicks-DefenseThe New York Knicks are off to a 1-3 start this season, and they don’t appear to be handling it all that well. The Charlotte Bobcats, who were one of the NBA’s worst teams a year ago, beat the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. That inspired Carmelo Anthony to call a players-only meeting.

On Friday, Anthony told reporters that he and others talked about how the team needs to “want it more” than the opposition and stop doubting themselves. That will be especially true now that Tyson Chandler is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken leg.

“We shut the door after the game, talked it out a little bit,” Anthony said, via Marc Berman of the NY Post. “Try to figure out what was happening and going on. We just weren’t competing the way we know how to compete. We weren’t playing the way we know how to play. Hopefully the conversation we had after the game made everyone else realize, though it is early, there are things we need to fix and fix now.

“We got to want it. We got to want to do it. We got to believe in ourselves right now. We’re playing like we don’t believe in ourselves.”

Anthony, who is averaging 23.8 points per game so far, added that the meeting was only players because he doesn’t believe the coaches have anything to do with the team’s slow start.

“[It was] just players,” he explained. “It doesn’t really have anything to do with the coaches. It’s us out there playing. I felt we needed to sit down and talk and get that out of the way.”

Amar’e Stoudemire has played sparingly after undergoing another procedure on his knee during the offseason. He turned the ball over five times in just 11 minutes of play against Charlotte. Earlier this week, Charles Barkley said he believes Stoudemire’s talent is gone. If Chuck is right, the Knicks are screwed without Chandler. No wonder James Dolan is sick of looking at the team’s dancers.

Carmelo Anthony: I’m not leaving New York Knicks in free agency

carmelo-anthonyCarmelo Anthony is eligible to become a free agent after the upcoming season if he chooses to opt out of his current contract with the New York Knicks. He is due to make $23.3 million during the 2014-2015 season, but plenty of teams would be lining up to offer him a max contract if he opts out next summer. As of now, Anthony says he has no intention of leaving New York.

“I’m not going nowhere,” Carmelo said during an interview on Bloomberg Television Tuesday, via Newsday’s Al Iannazzone.

Wait, not going nowhere? Doesn’t that mean he’s going somewhere because of the whole double negative thing? For this sake of this discussion, we’ll assume he meant to say “anywhere.”

If Anthony does choose to opt out, the Knicks could offer him a five-year, $129 million contract whereas other teams could only offer a four-year, $96 million deal. As we learned with Dwight Howard over the summer, that doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t skip town. However, ‘Melo insists he wants to bring a championship to New York.

“That is one of the reasons why I wanted to come here to New York, just so I could take on those pressures and those challenges,” Anthony said. “A lot of people do not like to deal with the pressure. A lot of people do not know how to deal with the challenges they face. To me, it is everyday life.”

At age 29, jumping to another team would make little sense for Anthony. The Knicks should be improved next season with the addition of Andrea Bargnani, and the best thing for Carmelo’s legacy would be to prove he can take a team in a championship drought like New York and bring them a title. That being said, don’t be surprised if Anthony wants out if the Knicks fall short of expectations this year.

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Carmelo Anthony: Andrea Bargnani trade was a ‘steal’ for New York Knicks

andrea-bargnaniThe New York Knicks made a fairly significant splash earlier this offseason when they acquired Andrea Bargnani from the Toronto Raptors. The 7-foot center has played in only 66 games over the past two seasons because of injuries, but he should be able provide the Knicks with some much-needed front court offense if healthy.

While in Las Vegas coaching his Team Melo summer league program, Carmelo Anthony was asked about the moves the Knicks have made this offseason. Overall, he seemed pleased with the front office.

“I’ve been staying under the radar,” Anthony told ESPN.com on Tuesday. “I let them do what they do. We got [Metta World Peace], and I think [Andrea] Bargnani was really a steal for us. He’ll help us spread the floor. We got J.R. [Smith] back and we kept the core guys together.”

Smith is expected to miss 3-4 months after undergoing knee surgery, though New York invested a lot of money in him with a four-year, $24.7 million extension earlier this month. The World Peace signing will give the Knicks depth and experience in addition to bolstering their defense. However, Anthony did acknowledge that the Brooklyn Nets have made the sexier moves.

“It’s special what [Brooklyn] did,” Carmelo added. “J-Kidd will have four or five future Hall of Famers. I played with him for a year and also with USA Basketball and I know his mentality. He knows the game. It won’t be hard for him to deal with those guys because he’ll put them in position and only have to tell them things one time.”

The Nets certainly grabbed more headlines than the Knicks, but that isn’t always a good thing. The product on the court has to live up to the hype. New York was closer to being a championship contender than Brooklyn last season, so the Knicks didn’t necessarily need to do as much as the Nets to improve. Time will tell if either team has done enough.