Carmelo Anthony Clapped Back At ESPN For Ranking Him The 64th Best NBA Player For The Upcoming Season

Carmelo Anthony Clapped Back At ESPN For Ranking Him The 64th Best NBA Player For The Upcoming Season

"Don't be so blatant with the disrespect."

Published September 13th

Carmelo Anthony is telling ESPN to put some respek on his damn name out here.

The New York Knicks' 10-time All-Star forward wasn't feeling the Worldwide Leader in Sports ranking him 64th on its Top 100 NBA player rankings for this upcoming 2017-18 season.

"Can't make sense out of nonsense!" Melo wrote on his Instagram account yesterday in response to ESPN's low ranking of him. "As long as I know I'm nice, f**k it, I'm my own fan."

He added, "@ESPN Don't be so blatant with the disrespect."

Anthony, 33, has reason to be irked with ESPN, considering it placed players such as Danny Green, Avery Bradley and Eric Gordon ahead of him in the rankings, despite Melo being the 22nd leading scorer in the league last year with an average of 22.4 points per game — an output well greater than those three players.

Even Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball ranked better than Anthony, at 63rd, which is inexplicable, considering he never played a regular-season NBA game.

Here's Melo's full reaction to his ranking on the list and how others sided with the Knicks forward.

  1. Carmelo Anthony wasn't having the disrespect from ESPN at all and he had time to let them know just that

    OK, we see you, Melo. Talk to 'em! 64th!? How, Sway!?

  2. For what it's worth, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said the 64th ranking of Melo is 'Nonsense Garbage!'

    The way he broke it down more than makes sense, too.

  3. And people were quick to let ESPN know that they're insane for ranking Melo so low

    There you have it. We're expecting a beast of a 2017-18 season from Melo. This ranking will only add fuel to his fire.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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