I'm tired of hearing people talk about how I've never dunked a basketball before, but it's fair because I've never actually done so. In my prime I was able to rise up and hit the bottom of the backboard, but that's still not technically dunking.
Nor is what New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony does when opposing teams have the basketball technically defense either. As the picture to the right clearly indicates, you need to extend your arms over your head to be considered defending on a play like that one.
Melo is as prolific a scorer as there's been in the NBA over the past couple decades, however, but he hasn't really been known to dig in and get his defense on. Even still, he'd rather you not talk about that anymore.
A point Anthony made clear, in addition to his plans to improve on that end of the floor, in a conversation with ESPN New York's Ian Bagley:
No one has ever called Anthony a defensive stopper. But he says he wants that to change. He...