Why Calling Carmelo Anthony Overrated Is Pretty Overrated

September 22nd, 2015 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Carmelo Anthony is not overrated.

Somewhere along the line, as heightened attacks on his individual status became an NBA pastime, perception of the New York Knicks superstar started to move in the wrong direction. And while these routine critiques have become matter-of-fact, they're mostly mistaken.

Yet they live on, from season to season, feeding off an unending supply of detractive inspiration. Whether it's Anthony's playing style, something he or someone else said, an injury or his contract, there's always enough fodder to perpetuate this notion that he's overrated.

Most recently, Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports' The Herd saw fit to take this unremitting discussion one step further:

For such a claim to fall under the radar, as this one did, says a lot.

Sports radio's hopes of inciting shock can be counterproductive. The sheer volume of its attempts lead to generally harmless, sometimes dismissive interpretations of featured opinions. But in this case, there's also the possibility that Anthony's pumped-up standing is so accepted that there is no need to reaffirm a majority assumption.

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