Carmelo Anthony is one of the consensus greatest offensive players in NBA history.
With his recent retirement, the former Syracuse standout and surefire future Hall of Famer has embarked on something of a media tour.
One of his stops was the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast. There he discussed some memorable run-ins he had with Michael Jordan.
Including the absolutely epic trash talk the pair exchanged.
“You cannot argue with that man, it’s impossible,” Anthony said.
“He knows a certain number of us, you know, that we go back at him like we’ll talk our s**t to him. But then he gets to start talking about winning and rings and s**t. That’s his defensive mechanism.”
When pressed on how he responded to Jordan when confronted with his lack of championships, Anthony admitted he focused on the GOAT’s size.
Specifically, the size discrepancy between them.
“[I told him] he was too small,” Anthony admitted.
“He made me run around the game, I was out of shape. ‘You get tired chasing me,’ he used to say things like that. I told him, ‘Hey man, you’re too small.’ He was light. ‘You’re light a**, man.'”
A lot of people have been coming out of the woodwork in recent days to talk about Anthony’s career.
Paul George’s memorable words about him went viral, and it really spoke to how Anthony’s contemporaries feel about him.
Women’s basketball is finally getting the attention and respect it deserves. https://t.co/Zd3jHij3BH
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 3, 2023
Obviously Anthony wanted one more shot in the NBA last year and ultimately didn’t get it.
That said, at least he can retire knowing that he commanded the respect of fans and players alike throughout the entirety of his career – including legends like Jordan.