As we've seen with many great NBA players, specifically Kevin Durant, even guys who are the best in the world at what they do can still be insecure. Constantly scouring social media is part of the problem, as it's full of takes from couch analysts who really don't know what they're talking about. Why NBA players, or any star athlete for that matter, feel the need to respond to these trolls is difficult to comprehend.
Carmelo Anthony is no stranger to responding to these people on social media either, and with the direction his career is going in, the criticisms are only going to get worse. The latest random dagger came from the @all.nba.riddles account, in which it posted a screenshot of a tweet (INCEPTION) that was clearly sarcastically comparing the career of Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kyle Korver to Melo's:
The tweet is so obviously tongue in cheek, but the Instagram account who reposted it actually took it seriously, which Melo took offense to in the form of FOUR comments:
I know Melo has a LOT of time on his hands right now, but come on man. You're one of the 20 best scorers in NBA history, a 10-time All-Star and a lock for the Hall of Fame. Why do you care about this garbage? Why do any of these guys (Durant) care? I get we're all human, we're all sensitive, but at some point you need to look in the mirror and say "I am an NBA basketball player and all.nba.riddles runs an F-ing anonymous social media account."
This is not new of course, especially for Melo, who once took issue with being ranked the 15th best player in the NBA by Slam magazine. And then there was that time he responded to someone by calling him a "glazed donut face ass," which was actually pretty funny. More glazed donut face ass, less sensitive "FOH" ("F--- outta here" for those wondering). That's the lesson in all of this.