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Former New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony continues to dominate the one area that doesn’t matter: offseason pick-up hoops.

There goes that man, Carmelo Anthony, dominating the offseason pick-up game social media circuit yet again.

The former New York Knicks forward is once again seen “tearing it up” on the offseason pick-up court, but this time with rookie Trae Young.

Of course, it’s that same dude, NBA workout guru Chris Brickley who released the video.


At this point, forget embarrassment. There’s no way Melo feels embarrassment. If he’s still allowing Brickley to post these videos and/or continues to get in on these seemingly meaningless pick-up games, Melo actually lives in an alternate world separate from all sane onlookers.

Summer after summer, the Melo narrative remains the same: “Watch out for Carmelo Anthony because he’s putting in that offseason work.” Yet every time he takes his game to the real court, the NBA big-boy version, he fails to impress.

Who could forget the classic “Melo running in the New York City park” video that had the scorer literally going half speed? It was the video that actually had Knicks brass seemingly watching and laughing at the video courtside last summer.

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How does the man continually put out these videos during the summer? Shouldn’t somebody close to him finally say, “Listen, Melo … it doesn’t matter what’s put out during the summer. Perception means nothing. Only results during the actual season count for something.”

Sadly, that’ll never happen. Silly training and/or offseason pick-up videos will continue to come our way while the entire basketball breathing world ridicules the Kyle Korver clone who refuses to come off the bench at this stage of his career.

Melo, 34, is entering a brand new hopeful season with the Houston Rockets after averaging 16.2 points per game on a porous .404 from the floor with the Oklahoma City Thunder a year ago.

Though he vowed it would happen prior to last season, Carmelo Anthony has yet to “walk up out of hell” after fleeing the Knickerbockers.

For the love of god, Melo, please stop with these training videos. They mean nothing.

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