Carmelo Anthony finally called it a career Monday morning when he announced his retirement from the NBA. Anthony would go down as one of the best goalscorers of his generation, a walking 6’8 bucket who could splash jumpers all over the pitch against any type of defender. He is a 10-time All-Star, a six-time All-NBA selection, a three-time Olympic gold medal winner, the 2023 scoring champion, and of course helped lead Syracuse to a 2003 national championship as a freshman during his only season. college basketball season.
The accolades have been pouring in since Anthony announced his retirement in an incredible farewell video about his son. There have been so many memorable moments in his career but the ones I keep thinking about have nothing to do with basketball. Nearly 10 years after it was posted, Anthony’s hilarious response to a fan telling him to win a ring still resonates as one of the most memorable social media insults ever.
Anthony has sent a tweet wish everyone a Happy New Year at the start of the day. One fan responded by telling him to win a ring. This exchange needs to be remembered forever, so we close the screen.
Tag never forget.
Our guy Seth Rosenthal wrote about his “glazed donut face butt” on his one year anniversary in 2014, and his words still resonate.
And seriously, have you ever stopped to analyze the “glazed donut donkey face”? How beautiful! It’s so rich, so layered with possibilities! Melo seems to use “face” as part of a compound adjective and “ass” as a synecdoche for the whole person, but what if that’s not what he means? What if Melo suggested his assailant had a shiny donut face on his ass? What if this guy had an ass in his face of the glazed donut variety? Melo arbitrarily aimed his sniper rifle at one in 5 million people and fired a flurry of one bullet.
Beautiful. Few people will remember Melo for starting the one-and-done era at Cuse. Few will remember him for dragging the Nuggets to the 2009 Western Conference Finals almost single-handedly. I will certainly remember him for his activism off the court, which I chronicled in a story in 2016. From his success in the Olympics to his ability to light up Madison Square Garden, Melo was one of the greatest of his time despite never winning a championship. .
Don’t forget the “glazed donut face ass” as part of his legacy. I know I never will.