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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.

carmelo-anthony-tweet

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: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

And do not get me started on Re-Tweeters ... the most profound thinkers of their generation.  Destined for the history books.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: October 10, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

So sad ... how exactly does Carmelo qualify as a genius? 

Oh yeah, he is among the highest paid players ... so he must be the smartest.

Cannot really explain that Syracuse championship.

Fake glasses.  Agent & PR firm creation.  No snitch credentials.  His first tweet pretty much sums up his IQ.

Best advice is to stay silent and allow your publicity machine to work for you. 

But you will be an afterthought in 10 years anyway.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: October 10, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

This genius is amazingly the smartest of  these morons-- Wearing glasses--knit hats when it is 70 degrees out and a lumberjack shirt does NOT make one smart--right Baron Davis--you who steal money each year and play in about 20 games.  Nobody will miss this game if you all don't play--get over yourselves--football we cared, you fools can all go to Europe, Turkley, South America and we will all be fine--BTW please remember to take LeDung with you on your way out



Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: October 10, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Carmelo profanely apologizes to fans for lockout

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

Melo, do you know what you're talking about?  Or is that your agent and accountant who is telling you what you think you know?



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