In eight seasons with the Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony averaged 24.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.1 assists on 45.9% shooting. He made 4 All-Star teams, earned 4 All-NBA selections, and was widely considered one of the best scorers in the game.
So when the Nuggets mysteriously left him off a graphic including some of their best players in franchise history, it raised a lot of eyebrows within the NBA community.
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) October 16, 2020
Fans, media, and even some players began flooding the comments, demanding to know why Melo was snubbed.
What is up with all the disrespect this man get? I need to know… https://t.co/rrNhPl5vby
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 17, 2020
How MELO not on this photo??? He’s the nuggets goat. Stop the disrespect 😤
— Big Sauce – League Pass Legend (@BigSauceTimeNBA) October 16, 2020
Carmelo Anthony career playoff stats with Denver:
Led the Nuggets to their first trip to the Western Conference Finals in 24 years.
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 16, 2020
How the greatest player to ever put in a nuggets jersey didn’t even make the photo 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/KbqIDG9OIc
— 25/8 (@BrokeHomieRon) October 16, 2020
The biggest flame of the night came from Anthony’s current team (the Portland Trail Blazers), who decided they’d do a graphic of their own…
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 16, 2020
Carmelo Anthony recently made a comeback after being exiled from the league for almost an entire season. His recent campaign in Portland was an enormous and surprising success, and it has earned Melo a lot of respect from folks throughout the basketball community.
The Syracuse prospect, who turned 36 in May, is looking to continue his resurgence again for the 2020-21 campaign, and he’ll have an entire wave of eager fans to back him up.