Remember when Carmelo Anthony was supposed to be a rival for LeBron James? Remember when the two entered the NBA and were touted as the next Larry Bird and Magic Johnson? Yeah, me neither.
Anthony was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 2003 and played for them until 2011. The Nuggets traded him to the New York Knicks in 2011. He remained there until 2017. Anthony demanded a trade. Before the 2017-18 NBA season, he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He remained there for less than a year. Last month he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks. Five days after he became a member of the Hawks, he received a buyout offer he accepted.
Anthony is currently a free agent. Even though he never so much as dribbled a basketball for the Hawks, he wants an official Atlanta Hawks jersey and he wants it for free.
Like any normal human being with more money than common sense, nothing is stopping Anthony from going to the NBA online store and purchasing a customized jersey with his name on it. For some reason, he felt entitled to a free jersey.
The Hawks are capitulating to his request. From Twitter:
Millionaires love getting free stuff
Pampered, spoiled millionaire athletes love getting free stuff. He could have bought one for $249.99. The rumor is he plans on hogging the ball for the Houston Rockets this upcoming season. Whatever they will be paying him, I guess it won’t be enough for him to purchase a customized Hawks jersey like an adult. Not that any sane adult would ever want one.