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Top 15 People Who Don't Like Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks marquee baller Carmelo Anthony is not everyone’s cup of tea. Since his early College days to his entry into the NBA with the Denver Nuggets, the small forward has had a tenancy of rubbing people up the wrong way. Whereas most people with his profile and image would heed the calls to avoid conflict and do their talking on the court, Carmelo Anthony engages in volatile trash talk that always ends with him looking bad.

If he were to stand trial for being one of the bad boys of sports, there is evidence to suggest that all the haters lack perspective and justification. As well as running successful charity ventures for underprivileged youths and disaster relief, Melo earns huge endorsement deals, has his face plastered on video games and even pops up in Common music videos and cameo appearances in Sons of Anarchy.

Jealousy breeds contempt and sometimes these types of athletes who have a brash personality will incur the wrath of fans, commentators, journalists, fellow players, coaches, sponsors and owners. Parallels can be drawn with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton who abruptly left his post Super Bowl press conference. Listening to the fall out from this supposed “debacle”, you would be forgiven for thinking this was the crime of century and the football loss was the lesser of two evils.

This is the danger of elevating the best athletes to superstardom status, where one mistake or error of judgment can lead to widespread condemnation and the players reputation is left in tatters. The media are as much to blame as anyone, perpetuating the idea that shades of grey cannot exist in a black and white world.

Because this is the environment we thrive in, people have bought into it – especially in the case of Carmelo Anthony. Here are 15 of them.

15 Gerald Wallace

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14 Jeremy Lin

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13 Dan Shaughnessy

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12 Jared Dudley

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11 Nate Robinson

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10 Steve Kerr

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9 Marlon Wayans 

8 Reggie Miller

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7 George Karl

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6 Mike D’Antoni

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5 Tim Hardaway

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4 Mardy Collins

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3 Charles Barkley

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2 Derek Fisher

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1 Kevin Garnett

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OK, we’ve saved the best for last. Only one man really does reserve the right to not like and, shall we say, hate Carmelo Anthony – Kevin Garnett. The Minnesota Timberwolves veteran crossed the line when he trash talked Melo over his wife, allegedly saying she, “Tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.” In 2013 TMZ went behind the scenes after the game to catch an altercation off the court to prove that the story had legs, outlining just how much bad blood is felt between the pair.

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