After being traded to and subsequently waived by the Atlanta Hawks, reports indicate that ten-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is going to sign a $2.4M veteran minimum contract with the Houston Rockets. The Rockets, of course, were one Chris Paul injury away from probably beating the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals this past season.
Melo’s career is in desperate need of revitalization after his one year experiment with Oklahoma City resulted in complete and utter failure as the Thunder did not even make it out of the first round of the playoffs.
However, if Twitter is to be believed, Melo’s career is already done and dusted.
As Twitter — and especially NBA Twitter — does, the trolls were out in full force after news broke that Melo was headed to Houston in pursuit of that ever-elusive championship ring.
Carmelo Anthony’s legacy in OKC summed up. pic.twitter.com/2lkXIllZKn
— Dylan C (@DylansRawTake) July 19, 2018
Shoutout to Hawks legend Carmelo Anthony. You’ll be missed and forever loved in the A pic.twitter.com/wCkyYVoGXu
— 𝓒𝓙 🔌 (@VickFlairDrip) July 19, 2018
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) July 23, 2018
Trevor Ariva is better than Carmelo Anthony
— NAZI HATER (@mwlauster) July 23, 2018
Aw bet rockets are out of the picure now😂 just praying on that annual cp3 hamstring injury, harden a choke artist, and carmelo ass now and just makes the people around him worse. SOLID PICK UP HOUSTON GOOD SHIT BABY🤝 https://t.co/10Roo89RtF
— Eddie (@edddiezapata) July 23, 2018
It is being reported that Carmelo Anthony will sign with the Houston Rockets.
Congrats, Lakers fans.
— Jason Scott Quinn (@jasonscottquinn) July 23, 2018
my condolences to the houston rockets for getting carmelo anthony
— AJ Bray 🅿️ (@theajbray) July 23, 2018
Reporter: "So James what's your views on Carmelo joining the squad?"
— David Wade (@D_Wade4) July 23, 2018
Amen Carmelo not coming to LA 🙌🏾
— Gabe LaFlame (@WatchTheThorne) July 23, 2018
With LeBron on the Lakers with the meme team, Melo in Houston with CP3 and Harden, the Thunder resigning Paul George and the Warriors signing Boogie Cousins, this year’s Western Conference race is shaping up to be an all-timer.