Carmelo Anthony on Michael Jordan's statement about shootings: 'It's about time'

Carmelo Anthony hasn't been afraid to use his platform as an NBA superstar to speak out on societal issues. He recently posted a lengthy statement to his Instagram page calling for change after the recent police shootings, and appeared with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul at the ESPYs to further hammer the point home.Michael Jordan has often times been criticized for remaining...
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Carmelo Anthony part of forum in Los Angeles with basketball stars, police, youth and community leaders

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jordan, arguably the biggest star in NBA history and potentially its loudest voice, has always been mostly silent when it comes to social injustices. Monday morning, that changed. “I was raised by parents who taught me to...
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Carmelo Anthony blasts WNBA over fining of players

Just as the NBA itself made a statement regarding one of the biggest social issues facing the United States today, it’s counterpart in the women’s professional basketball ranks is attempting to mute its players’ activism. The WNBA just recently fined the New York Liberty, Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury organizations $5,000 each for their players wearing T-shirts showing...
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WATCH: Carmelo Anthony, DeMarcus Cousins, Irving Talk D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle

Carmelo Anthony, DeMarcus Cousins, and Kyrie Irving give their thoughts on D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle.
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Carmelo Anthony says Knicks had shot at Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony almost teamed up on the New York Knicks. Wade, now with the Chicago Bulls after ditching the Miami Heat, was just a few days out from joining the Knicks. That’s according to Anthony, who cites poor timing as the reason the alliance didn’t come together. Marc Berman of the New York Post shared the details: “There was a chance, definitely a chance...
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Carmelo Anthony weighs in on Kevin Durant joining Warriors

Carmelo Anthony understands why Kevin Durant opted to join the Golden State Warriors over other options, including his own New York Knicks. But Anthony did mention that he spent some time with his Olympic teammate ahead of Durant making his decision. The meetings between NBA superstars occurred in late June before the start of the free agency period, about the same time the U...
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Suns head coach Earl Watson releases strong statement following officer’s killing

It’s hard to solely focus on the sports world with what’s happening around the United States today. It seems that a single day cannot pass without a police officer being killed in the line of duty. In between those tragic situations, innocent American civilians are finding themselves put in harms way by trigger happy authorities around the United States. Unfortunately, Tuesday...
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Carmelo Anthony calls on athletes to be leaders in op-ed

Carmelo Anthony penned a powerful op-ed piece for The Guardian in which he calls on his fellow professional athletes to utilize their high profiles to help effectuate social change. Asking early on in the piece “Do athletes have a responsibility to stand up?”, Anthony suggests that every person has an obligation to “rise up and make their voices heard” but points out...
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Minnesota Lynx wear shirts in remembrance of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

The Minnesota Lynx remembered victims of two police shootings earlier in the week on Saturday. On Wednesday, Alton Sterling was shot while being held on the ground by police outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hours later, Philando Castile was killed by an officer in Minnesota during a traffic stop. Prior to their game against the Wings, members of the Lynx...
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Anthony posts powerful message in wake of shootings

Carmelo Anthony understands and concedes that tweets and social media posts aren’t enough in the wake of this week’s tragedies that have stunned America and the world. But he nevertheless took to Instagram to plead for unity while challenging his fellow athletes to lead the charge. In a matter of days, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile both perished at the hands of police...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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