Carmelo Anthony has started an informal petition for the Portland Trail Blazers to give him the No. 7 of the team. That number was last worn by Brandon Roy, one of the best players the Blazers and the league have seen in recent years. The shooting guard was something else, an incredible talent that couldn't reach his full potential due to injuries.
After he retired from the league in 2013, nobody used that jersey on the Blazers but Melo wants to change that. While talking to reporters on media day, Anthony revealed his desire to use the No. 7 jersey, the number he used during his time with the New York Knicks. Back in the day, Melo explained that was the subtraction of his prior numbers, 22 and 15. Since neither is available on the Blazers, Melo has decided to make a push for No. 7.
“If Portland gives me number 7 this year, I’ll be happy. I’ll be thrilled. We need a petition for that. We need a petition, I need number 7.”
Last season he decided to wear #00 but this year things could change.
Some Blazers fans are cool with the idea and some are pushing for the team to make it happen. The NBA starts Dec. 22 and we'll see what number the future Hall of Famer will be using.