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Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

Posted on: October 10, 2011 2:59 pm
Edited on: October 10, 2011 5:48 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

On Monday morning, the National Basketball Players Association launched a Twitter campaign to rally fan support and to express union solidarity during the ongoing labor negotiations with the NBA. The two-fold message was summarized by two quick-hitting slogans: "Let us play" and "stand united."

New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony has added his own message to the discourse. After participating in the NBPA's campaign, Anthony offered an apology to NBA fans, tacking on a profane three-word slogan that is hard to argue with: "This **** sucks."

Here's a look at the tweet.

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Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant and Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James also passed Anthony's message along to their followers.

Anthony later added: "It bothers me to hear people talk about things they know nothing about!!!"

His frustration doesn't arise from nowhere. There has been some fan backlash on Twitter to the NBPA's "let us play" campaign with some observers unclear that the labor dispute is the result of the NBA owners locking out the players instead of the players going out on strike. For this, Anthony really has no one to blame but his fellow union members. We're more than three months into the ongoing lockout. If the basics haven't been effectively communicated to the fans, the players can't really point the finger at anyone else about that. It's absolutely frustrating but educating the general public about the finer points of a labor negotiation is a long, costly and intricate process. 

Blaming the fans, even for their own lack of knowledge, will get the players nowhere.
Comments

Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 12:15 am
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

They deserve it?!  For what?  For playing a game?  They're not saving lives, they're not teaching children, heck, they're not even collecting garbage.  Those are all jobs much more important to society, yet players feel they "deserve" to make 100 times what people doing those do.  What a messed-up viewpoint of what's important.  Also, at least the owners are risking something.  Some of them are losing money.  Any players losing money?  Any players ever even stand a chance of losing money?  NO!  I hope the whole League implodes.  Ever since players started making tons more than "working" people, so it costs a week's salary for a family to go to a game, the League has been garbage.


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Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 12:03 am
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Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: October 10, 2011 11:51 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

Wow, a grown man cussed.  Thanks for breaking this incredible story, guys.  



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

Nobody who thinks this is a strike really cares that this is inaccurate.  There is a certain perspective in this country right now that anytime a union and management are in a labor dispute, the root cause is a greedy union.  This applies all the way down the tax bracket, from NBA players to teachers. 



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

you could not have said it better pat riley...... Hate hearing people cryin about players making too much....a job is a job and if your job generates lots of revenue then u will be payed lots fo money......



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: October 10, 2011 11:03 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

It's a lockout, not a strike. These players have a certain lifestyle they are privileged to, and deserve it with their talent and whatever they generate for that city. It's not their fault your athletically challenged. The veterans are making sure rookies ten years from now get what's owed to them. Looks like the owners are winning if you dumbass fans won't see it from a players perspective. #PatRiley



Since: Sep 25, 2010
Posted on: October 10, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

No body cares about you Smello you are so over rated!! If memory serves me right wasnt you in a big fight as a nugget  against the knicks? well it wasnt much of a fight you threw a punch then ran like a sissy...yellow melo....



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

Trust me I feel Y'all pain?

What is that? A multimillionaire saying he feels the pain of the ushers, bartenders, shop/ store owners all suffering to make ends meet? People without paycheques?

Many of these guys can't read write or do basic Math so no wonder they don't get it. Go to work you bums!! Stop whining over an extra percentage or two.





Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: October 10, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

He feels the pain: what a freakin' joke.  He wants a few million dollars a year more, so he (and his fellow clueless NBA thugs) puts thousands of workers in every NBA city out of work.  That's right Carmelo, tell them how you feel their pain, when they'd love love to make just the interest on what you were paid last year, but will instead make nothing because you are taking their jobs away.  



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 10, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

the NBA owners locking out the players instead of the players going out on strike. For this, Anthony really has no one to blame but his fellow union members


No one to blame but his fellow union members...riiigggghhhhtttt. &n
bsp;  It's that daggone union of the guys that actually play the game, blame them, lol.




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