NBA: Carmelo Anthony on Michael Jordan Speaking on Social Issues: ‘Brilliant & About Time’

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Michael Jordan shocked everyone on Monday when he decided to no longer be silent and finally spoke up on social issues.  Jordan said he was deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement but also upset with the targeting and killing of police.  He donated $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.  Carmelo Anthony praised Jordan for speaking up but also noted that it was “about time.”


NBA: Carmelo Assists In Los Angeles Town Hall Discussion For Community Peace

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Way to go Melo! This is what we need! Activism and celebrities using their status for the betterment of police-community relations! Keep reading to see what Anthony had to say.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Speaks Out On The WNBA Fining Players & Teams For Supporting Black Lives Matter

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Earlier this week, three WNBA teams, The New York Liberty, Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury were fined $5,000 each by the league for their “protest” in support of black lives matter. All the players did was wear black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers. The shirts, which also led to some players also being fined individually, were not only in support of black lives matter. They also paid respect to the police officers in Dallas who lost their lives when they were ambushed by a gunman. The players don’t understand why they were punished and neither does Carmelo Anthony, who spoke out about it yesterday.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Reveals How Close the Knicks Were to Getting Dwyane Wade

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Dwyane Wade had a public falling out with the Miami Heat during free agency and began to explore his options with other teams.  The Heat offered Wade a two-year, $40 million deal but he believed he was worth more, especially because of the pay cuts he’d taken in previous years.  One of the teams that held mutual interest was the New York Knicks, but Phil Jackson had meetings and agreements with other players before the availability of Wade was known.  Carmelo Anthony revealed the Knicks were extremely close to getting Wade but the timing was off.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony on Officers Going Free in Freddie Gray Case & His Plans to Fight Injustice

On Monday during Team USA Basketball practice in Las Vegas, Carmelo Anthony was mostly all smiles.  But afterward, the star forward who grew up in Baltimore, was told that for the fourth time, prosecutors in Baltimore failed to get a conviction in the Freddie Gray case as Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted on Monday of all charges related to Gray’s arrest and death.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony on Kevin Durant Not Giving Knicks a Meeting & Signing With Warriors

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Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant are good friends and are also teammates on Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Anthony also wanted Durant to be his teammate on the Knicks, and lobbied KD to consider the option.  Durant however signed with the Golden State Warriors and never even gave the New York Knicks a meeting.  Anthony spoke about it after a Team USA practice session.


NBA: Carmelo Anthony Thanks Phil Jackson For Offseason Moves & Calls Knicks Playoff Team

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Carmelo Anthony is finally happy and has something to look forward to in his new-look New York Knicks.  This offseason, Knicks president Phil Jackson traded for Derrick Rose and added Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings during free agency.  Saying Jackson “stepped up,’’ Anthony called the Knicks “a playoff team,” adding the group is “a very special team on paper’’ and has its “competitive edge’’ back.


NBA: Police Union Wants To Work Together With Carmelo, CP3, D-Wade & Lebron “ASAP” After Their Powerful ESPYS Speech

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Four of the most high profile players in the NBA delivered a powerful speech to start the ESPYS off this past Wednesday and it’s clear people were listening. In fact, the largest police union in the country appreciated the message that Melo, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade & Lebron delivered so much, that they want to get together with them ASAP!


(Photo) NBA: Carmelo Anthony Shares Powerful Message On Instagram Calling On Athletes To Create Change

Carmelo Anthony is clearly being impacted by events this week in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas. Melo took to his Instagram this morning to share a powerful message with his followers, where he called on his fellow athletes to step up and be the reason for change by getting others involved. Melo is ready to in his own words “lead the charge, by any means necessary”. It was a powerful and clear message and should be read in full!


(Video) Sports: Can Carmelo Lead Team USA To Victory Or KD To NY?

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Melo is no rookie when it comes to basketball or the Olympics. Check out his thoughts on playing in Brazil this year and how he’ll lead this new team coupled with some insight on Kevin Durant coming to NY.


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