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Amusing new ad: Carmelo is better at basketball than fourth graders

Dec 11, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

Carmelo Anthony is the biggest star in New York — and is playing like it this season — and with that comes a lot opportunities, a lot of endorsements and chances to be in ads.

This one, from Foot Locker, amused me. In part because even against fourth graders ‘Melo is settling for jumpers half the time.

Then again, if Andrea Bargnani had to play against fourth graders he’d probably go 5-19.

Hat tip to the Crossover Chronicles.

  1. cnyphinfan - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    I love that Kurt still finds a way to put a dig at Melo despite him playing at another level this year.

    At a time when coaches and scouts are bemoaning the loss of the in between game and that the NBA is a 3 pointer and dunk game, Melo is a throwback scorer that can do anything on the offensive end. There is literally no place that Anthony is not a threat on the offensive side and now he is showing a complete game that is propelling the Knicks to the top of the East.

    Great commercial because it is funny because he is playing against 4th graders just because he loves the game! Don’t be a hater Kurt!

    • saint1997 - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM

      haha you defend Melo (rightfully btw not my point) and get 34 likes, but if you try and defend the dig at Andrea you’d probably get 34 dislikes!

  2. fventricle - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    It is our time NY!

  3. Chris Fiorentino - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    I hate the Knicks and everything about them. But come on Kurt…he goes up with a dunk, a finger-roll and then hits a jumper. I am sure it was all choreographed for him. I know you probably were trying to be snarky, but it didn’t work. You come off sounding like a bitter Melo-hater.

    • saint1997 - Dec 11, 2012 at 4:54 PM

      quick question, why hate the Knicks?

      • Chris Fiorentino - Dec 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM

        I live in Philly, am a Sixers fan, and hate everything New York. But I’m also fair.

  4. eflem80 - Dec 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    He sounds like a bitter Melo hater because he IS a bitter Melo hater.

  5. willardj - Dec 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Yet another article glorifying Carmelo Anthony. If you watch closely, the 4th graders they had him playing against are pretty bad and would make any basketball player look good.

    There’s a reason that Melo has never won a championship in his 10 seasons in the NBA.

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