By the Numbers: Is Carmelo Anthony Missing Out on ‘Superstar Calls’?

January 8th, 2016 by Jared Dubin Leave a reply »

One of the most common complaints echoed by many fans of the New York Knicks is that Carmelo Anthony "never gets any calls." 

In other words: There is a rather widely held belief among the Knicks faithful that Anthony is not as favored by referees as some of his superstar peers.

So let's put that to the test.

In the space below, we're going to investigate this claim to see whether or not it has any merit, and if it does, why that might be the case.


What We Will (and Won't) Be Using

Before we get started, it's important to note that this investigation will not include any videos or screenshots of missed calls, followed by a loud proclamation, "[Insert star player here] would definitely have gotten that call!"

First of all, it's impossible to prove.

Second, it's even more impossible to disprove. Once that thought is in your head, no one will ever be able to convince you otherwise. Plus, it's anecdotal evidence, and that's not the best way to go about this type of investigation.

You can grab any number of videos or screenshots of calls that s ...

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