While his decision to remain with the New York Knicks had no chance of overshadowing friend LeBron James’ choice to return to Cleveland, Carmelo Anthony still made waves on Twitter Saturday.
Many of the tweets were from fans of teams that chased the 30-year-old forward for the last 12 days of the NBA’s free agency period. Most were disappointed Anthony decided to stay in New York, rather than join the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets or Dallas Mavericks.
Fans also expressed their belief that Anthony will never win a title in his career, and said he chose more money and a longer term contract with the Knicks over a championship ring.
Damn melo why you sign w/ the Knicks? Now you're never going to win a ring
â€” Clint James (@JamesAluon) July 12, 2014
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damn melo stayingn with da knicks he gone be ringless
â€” KD (@LowkeyKDDie5) July 12, 2014
Damn Melo staying with the Knicks smh he gone be another Charles Barkley a elite player with no rings
â€” BB ✈️ (@WhatUpLakers) July 12, 2014
DAMN melo i really wish he woulda went to the rockets or bulls. Thats a ring w the right pieces
â€” Obelisk (@LadiesLove_Taaj) July 12, 2014
Damn melo lol money ova a ring lol
â€” Raydogg (@mon3yhungryhank) July 12, 2014
Damn Melo, you could have gotten rings....oh well....Laker Nation.
â€” Denzel (@MagicRDMcFadden) July 12, 2014
Damn Melo is acting like a woman trying to decide what to wear to a date. Act like a man! Grab the most successful suit (Bulls) and go!
â€” Jeffrey Reeves (@JR_GK3) July 12, 2014
Damn Melo wined and dined w/ Kobe and Gasol for nothin lol
â€” Vell™ (@KeiveyMcFly) July 11, 2014
Damn melo just going to be the NBA version of Marino
â€” Jack Bauer (@DatWhiTe3) July 12, 2014
Before the news spread, fans and the rest of the league were eager to hear Anthony’s decision and questioned why it was taking so long.
Damn Melo IM WAITING pic.twitter.com/bIBAPkegUG
â€” Adrian Elliott (@elliotteldorado) July 11, 2014
Damn melo let's go bruh
â€” ✌I Am (@Mr_Dixon24) July 12, 2014
Damn, Melo still sleeping on his decision pic.twitter.com/xmDIkGccGM
â€” Emotionless Savage (@TyLu82) July 8, 2014
Tweeters were also quick to point out that of the top five picks in Anthony’s draft class of 2003, he’s only one yet to claim a title.
Damn Melo. You finna be the only one of the stars out your draft class without a ring.
â€” #BANDO Neil (@MrCocaineRange) July 12, 2014