ESNY Film Room: Carmelo Anthony’s Limitations Destroy Thunder’s Overall Game (Video)

MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 31: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder stands on the court in the first quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center on October 31, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony, formerly of the New York Knicks, is now damaging the overall balanced game of the Oklahoma City Thunder with his basketball limitations.

Ouch. Sometimes, film hurts.

The Carmelo Anthony era in New York didn’t turn out as once expected. Only one season of 50-plus wins and a sole playoff series win went down during the seven-plus years.

Everything was always blamed on everything and everybody other than Melo.

Phil Jackson was obviously enemy No. 1. Amar’e Stoudemire — the very same S.T.A.T. who put himself in the MVP race early in 2010-11 — melted the rest of the way in a Knicks uniform as soon as Anthony arrived. Even Mike D’Antoni was scapegoated for a bit.

Could Anthony just be the unluckiest man in the history of the NBA or is there actually something in his overall game that leads to poor team play?

Decide for yourself.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]