The Answer went to Instagram Tuesday (November 13) to share a throwback shot of himself and Melo with some encouraging words amid critics coming after him.
— SOHH (@sohh) November 13, 2018
A few days ago, Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade flexed support for Melo and presumably called out the media.
Trying to make my guy @carmeloanthony the fall guy huh!? Man y’all need to stop. That’s the easy way out instead of addressing what the real problem.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 12, 2018
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 12, 2018
Former NBA champion Stephen Jackson let loose on suggesting teams have blackballed Melo.
“Let me say this…. Me, A.I., and a couple other players. They trying to blackball Melo. Why? The season just starting, why they coming up and saying ‘your time with the team is almost up,’ and the season’s just starting? You see what I’m saying? They trying to blackball Melo and push him out of the league and make sure it looks like he can’t play no more, or make sure it looks like every team he goes to he’s a problem or he’s a cancer on the team in the locker room. Which is so far from being true. … I can name 50 people Melo better than right now in the NBA. I can name 50 people he’s a better teammate than. So don’t believe this narrative they’re trying to put out there that Melo is just a cancer and he can’t play and he just makes every team bad. That’s BS.”
Stephen Jackson says Melo's being blackballed by the league like he and AI were 👀
(via _stak5_/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/tbUN0Wjr5v
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 12, 2018
The Houston Rockets are expected to waive Carmelo in the coming days.
With no ongoing discussions about Carmelo Anthony rejoining the Houston Rockets, his representatives spent Monday gathering information from NBA front offices about a potential landing spot for the 10-time All-Star forward, league sources told ESPN. Barring a change of direction, the Rockets are moving toward waiving Anthony in the near future, league sources said. (ESPN)