As a fan and scribe of the Golden State Warriors dynasty, I’m well aware that the majority of the NBA absolutely cannot stand us. That’s understandable: when you are a supporter or player of a team that is the proverbial nail to the Dubs’ golden hammer, the most viable option available is blind rage.
I would just like to remind the world that the back-to-back champs are more than the giant wheel that grinds the league to dust. The Golden Empire has a compassionate heart, evidenced by how they have resurrected several basketball outcasts, baptizing these overlooked players in the Splash and kindly blessed them with championships. For example: JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Nick
“Swaggy P” “Swag Champ” Young are all now etched in the annals of basketball history for their time with the Dubs.
Even the wounded All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was impressed and allured by the sweet, sweet winning culture and will soon make an appearance in the blue and gold.
So perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the faded American hero Carmelo Anthony tweeted-and-deleted this curious message:
So, Melo tagged reigning Finals MVP Kevin Durant and the greatest point guard alive Stephen Curry to say “legggo”, before quickly deleting it? Bizarre.
Melo’s last known whereabouts were tied to the Houston Rockets, where the Rockets added him in a desperate move before deciding about a month into the partnership that they actually would rather PAY HIM TO SIT AT HOME. There have been multiple articles about Melo’s decline from Olympic phenom and league scoring champion to the inefficient shooting, wildly overpaid elephant in the room.
So why this tweet? Where does Melo want to go? Does he want to flee to the Bay Area, claim asylum, and get a guaranteed championship? I remember hearing rumblings that his buddies LeBron James and Dwyane Wade originally tried to not-so-subtly convince Melo to join them in Miami almost a decade ago. Melo decided to forego that arrangement and get paid as the leading act in New York...before grumbling his way out of there and immediately hitting a steep decline.
How ironic for Melo to now reach out to the newest consortium of NBA power in Oakland. Of course, this is all wild speculation on my part. Melo also reached out to King James in another tweet-and-delete around the same time.
As he waits for the Rockets to decide his future, he is trapped as a basketball hostage. Shackled by a team that missed 27 straight three-pointers in a Game 7 yet believes Melo can do absolutely nothing to help them. I choose to remember Melo as he was: an old-school scoring machine who never met a shot he didn’t like.
Melo, if you can read this, blink twice if you want us to trade Patrick McCaw’s rights for you!