Carmelo Anthony was one of the only bright spots for the Los Angels Lakers last season.
Although there were doubts that he would be able to contribute at a meaningful level at his advanced age, he was actually one of L.A.’s more consistently reliable offensive options all year.
Anthony averaged 13.3 points per game this past season on 44.1 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent shooting from three-point range.
While Anthony was legitimately impressive on the court in 2021-22, he did have a few missteps off it.
Namely, when he got busted sending multiple groupies multiple gifts on Valentine’s Day.
This week one of the women involved spoke out on the incident. In a now-viral clip, Yasmine Lopez appears to confirm that the incident did in fact happen as reported.
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This isn’t the first time Anthony has been called out by another woman. It happened as recently as May as well. And then of course there was also his ex-wife LaLa going into explicit detail regarding why she opted to divorce him.
When you factor in the insane text messages that leaked out and Kevin Durant’s strange involvement in their split – that whole situation was really crazy. And that’s to say nothing of the alleged extortion attempt their 14-year-old son fell victim to.
It will be interesting to see what happens to Anthony next season. There are currently two NBA teams working really hard to steal him away from the Lakers.
How successful they will ultimately be remains to be seen.
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 30, 2022
By any objective measure, 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for Anthony.
How will he respond both on and off the court?
Time will tell.