Carmelo Anthony should go to Lakers, Heat or just retire - Stephen A. | First Take


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  • Frank Rosario
    Frank Rosario  2 weeks back

    I think mr. Anthony produced and gave what he had to give but there comes a time in every sport when time has passed an athlete by . Unfortunately Carmelo being in denial can neither produce like when was expected to , or serve another type of role . He has never played defence in the least and cannot serve as an elder because think about it what possible advice could he give to a young recruit , NONE . His name will remain amoung those scoring greats but only in 2nd tier status . I think it's time to let a younger more apt layer that's hungry enough to take his place . It is not like he'll really be missed in the NBA. It's not like the game changed because of him , or that he added that special something like dr. Jay Jordan Bird et all. Maybe he was well liked among sportswriters but as far as I'm concerned this didnt make him an elite player . I'm pretty sure it's not the money keeping him playing , it's his ego .

    • Monk Amani
      Monk Amani  2 weeks back

      Carmelo isn't 'melo anymore.
      If he wishes to play? He should signup with someone for a few chips and help.
      Mellow out.

      • Reece Hucks
        Reece Hucks  2 weeks back

        Geylt him to the trailblazers a fresh start with a great back court could do him wonders

        • Brynny211
          Brynny211  4 weeks back

          Carmelo deserves what’s happening to him. Lazy ass bum , that wanted it easy.

          Now he is forced to retire because of the work he put in.

          • Mica Holt
            Mica Holt  2 months back

            Lakers can trade lance stevonson for Carmelo

            • Repent & Believe
              Repent & Believe  2 months back

              is it me or are these females just on stage like ring girls. that chic aint say nothin

              • couchpoet1
                couchpoet1  2 months back

                Game never evolved

                • Donald Hannah
                  Donald Hannah  2 months back

                  Steven A has always been in love with Carmelo. Everybody but him has always seen Carmelo as being a problem. He didn’t walk in saying he wants to see how he could help. He refused to take a limited role. Carmelo has never been a complete player his whole career and surely has never been a team player. Steven needs to get off Carmelo’s jock a come to reality.

                  • Joemar Sabulao
                    Joemar Sabulao  2 months back

                    so sad for me if he retire..

                    • Emilio Quintana
                      Emilio Quintana  2 months back

                      Carmelo for laker for a champ.

                      • Dean Colomban
                        Dean Colomban  2 months back

                        He should not go to lakers, he will ruin the lakers.

                        • Cryston Forde
                          Cryston Forde  2 months back

                          Stephen a Smith is a hypocrite

                          • Michi Guzman
                            Michi Guzman  2 months back

                            God s in control for our future

                            • Aileen Chapman
                              Aileen Chapman  2 months back

                              That woman on your show needs to be moved like Carmelo.. all she does is say “ok”, “yeah” and “mmhmm” while these guys give their opinion.. she contributes noting but a pretty face.. please find someone else to replace her.

                              • natuffstyle
                                natuffstyle  2 months back

                                He should probably go to the Phoenix Sun, they need to put points on the board, and Please stay away from the LA Lakers

                                • thedtcke
                                  thedtcke  2 months back

                                  Stephen a should never talk about melo. He’s too biased.

                                  • Shai Malka
                                    Shai Malka  2 months back

                                    I think carmelo will have great fit with the jazz the best team for him and for the team

                                    • Mr. Jerome Moore
                                      Mr. Jerome Moore  2 months back

                                      Too much melo drama!

                                      • bornflex2975
                                        bornflex2975  2 months back

                                        Stephen A is in love with Melo. He always speaks for everybody else. He should teach him to play defense!!

                                        • Neville Oyiti
                                          Neville Oyiti  2 months back

                                          Max with a great point. PAY TO WIN.

                                          • Jordan Sharpe
                                            Jordan Sharpe  2 months back

                                            They still keep trying to justify Carmelo missing open shots an bricking open looks. The dude is done lol he’s not the same no more he use to be good but it’s clear as day he’s not anymore an he buss to Acept that. Everybody isnt a lebron an even lebron will have his day soon when y’all diss him for no scoring cause he scored so much his whole career when that day comes I can’t wait till this media bash lebron about his trash when. They were just on his penis on a daily basis

                                            • Mitch mitch
                                              Mitch mitch  2 months back

                                              lebron needs help with the scoring

                                              • Mitch mitch
                                                Mitch mitch  2 months back

                                                Lakers need a shooter!! get melo!!

                                                • M Royal
                                                  M Royal  2 months back

                                                  Love Mello go to the Lakers!

                                                  • M Royal
                                                    M Royal  2 months back

                                                    Is She Falling Asleep?

                                                    • Brian Lester
                                                      Brian Lester  2 months back

                                                      Nobody wants him, he’s done

                                                      • Jay Moo
                                                        Jay Moo  2 months back

                                                        The players could hate how he’s being labeled but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s true. Melos name is synonymous with failure in the nba. He won at life, chose money in his career over accomplishments, good for him, but he’s been a cancer on every team he’s been on. No arguing that

                                                        • Bobby Trump
                                                          Bobby Trump  2 months back

                                                          Melo can have Beasley's mins on the Lakers

                                                          • Jamaal Curlin
                                                            Jamaal Curlin  2 months back

                                                            Rockets regret seeing Ariza Go FASHO

                                                            • Giovanni Lamour
                                                              Giovanni Lamour  3 months back

                                                              max kill em\

                                                              • S. T.
                                                                S. T.  3 months back

                                                                Why Miami though if he chasing a ring Miami is not the spot

                                                                • Leon Pressley
                                                                  Leon Pressley  3 months back

                                                                  Damn he once was on okc now he is on the rockets he need to pack it up and go over seas go to italy or germany or france like he said leave with some dignity know when your time is up

                                                                  • Leon Pressley
                                                                    Leon Pressley  3 months back

                                                                    Carmello anthony is like an old dog you just gotta put him to sleep sorry but dude is done ...he can't play anytime teams start trading you its over

                                                                    • Goo Ludwig
                                                                      Goo Ludwig  3 months back

                                                                      He should hit the weight room get 50 pounds of muscle and stop being a pushover. His problem is that he weak as fuck. No type of power or strength.

                                                                      • Joel Breh
                                                                        Joel Breh  3 months back

                                                                        Sucks being a melo fan, I know he's good he just gotta be used right. This league plays no defense how iis a top 25 scorer all time averaging 13. He's getting the ball off shit passes and out of rhythm offenaes

                                                                        • Anibal Perez
                                                                          Anibal Perez  3 months back

                                                                          He should be a janitor for a high school basketball team or teams maybe

                                                                          • rustzz8
                                                                            rustzz8  3 months back

                                                                            We don't want him get off it!!!

                                                                            • Dota 2- Kudretto
                                                                              Dota 2- Kudretto  3 months back

                                                                              Damn this guy does not even know what he is talking about. Why is he on TV and getting paid even. The team with the highest payroll is Miami Heat. Second Oklahoma. Third warriors. Here is link:

                                                                              • Buster Hyman
                                                                                Buster Hyman  3 months back

                                                                                It's not up to you Cleveland A Smith where the fuck Melo goes . Lakers and Heat wouldn't take this roach if they we're desperate .

                                                                                Melo is such a liability now , not a reliability . Even the Warriors can't salvage his career if he played for them for free . Even the worst GM and owner Michael Jordan doesn't want to look more foolish than he already is in the league history by signing this disgrace to team play , Melo . Melo couldn't hit a house with a brick right now he is so bad offensively , and forget about his defense .What defense ?

                                                                                I mean can anyone imagine Melo undermining both Lakers or Heat teams , not wanting a bench role ? Because that's what he is now , a bench guy and that's being kind .

                                                                                Even the LOSING teams don't want his toxic demeanor , antics , bad attitude , entitled , spiteful , and undermining presence around a team it's that bad .

                                                                                • Street Money Pap
                                                                                  Street Money Pap  3 months back

                                                                                  If you think melo is a bad basketball player , you don’t understand basketball. Simple.

                                                                                  • Grant Cameron
                                                                                    Grant Cameron  3 months back

                                                                                    Play with the Rockets is a better option.

                                                                                    • Rich Ə Wrych
                                                                                      Rich Ə Wrych  3 months back

                                                                                      Molly needs to shut up 4:02

                                                                                      • Chris Abiane
                                                                                        Chris Abiane  3 months back

                                                                                        Melo should just go back to Denver and retire best move ever

                                                                                        • Kj Robinson
                                                                                          Kj Robinson  3 months back

                                                                                          this nigga want everybody to go to the Lakers... like LeBron not secretly putting together his own western all-stars

                                                                                          • Bee Easy
                                                                                            Bee Easy  3 months back

                                                                                            Steven A Smith is A HATER!!!

                                                                                            • edwin Hunnet
                                                                                              edwin Hunnet  3 months back

                                                                                              He has no defense!!! Ain’t nobody wan that on their squad!!

                                                                                              • Andreas Stanley
                                                                                                Andreas Stanley  3 months back

                                                                                                Carmelo should go to the Suns and throw up hella shots and average 40 points per game with a 9-73 record

                                                                                                • Habib Olapade
                                                                                                  Habib Olapade  3 months back

                                                                                                  How come this dude stinks up the joint everywhere he goes?