To say it has been a rough couple of days for Carmelo Anthony would be an understatement.
Melo gotta deal with Phil Jackson, pissed off wife & a stripper BM at the same time…say a prayer for the guy
— Chile Limon (@TGTheTruth) April 18, 2017
Anthony was already having an on-going feud with Knicks President Phil Jackson, creating uncertainty about the 32-year-old’s future with organization in New York.
Adding to Melo’s woes, as many sources have reported, Anthony and his wife La La have separated.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 17, 2017
Despite their separation, the Washington Post reported, Melo and La La are on “good terms,” though La La is no longer living in the family’s home. The couple has been together since 2010, but the relationship has been troubled for a while, TMZ reported.
And Melo’s week didn’t get any better when a woman claimed that Melo got her pregnant.
Carmelo Anthony reportedly has separated with wife Lala because he impregnated a stripper who is now 6 and a half months pregnant. pic.twitter.com/LwYsHIorN7
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) April 18, 2017
According to reports, Melo allegedly had a little too much fun with a woman he met at a New York gentleman’s club several months back.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 18, 2017
The unnamed woman claims she is six months pregnant and said that she would seek money to cover medical expenses and child support costs, MSN reported.
Though details are limited, several websites are reporting on the unfolding story.
— Complex (@Complex) April 18, 2017
Thankfully, the internet has been super understanding of Melo’s most recent troubles…
Phil to Carmelo Anthony: "Lala told me you've finally learned my offense, the Love Triangle". pic.twitter.com/tqe2OiQ7mK
— Axiom of Choice (@TraceyQuarles) April 18, 2017
Well, not quite. Fans got lots of opportunities for jokes at Melo’s expense.
Breaking News: Carmelo Anthony Officially has 0 rings. https://t.co/0duKp18WnV
— Newlove (@NewloveAdj) April 17, 2017
Ouch. Too soon? Or Too late?
Basketball fans really know how to throw out the verbal haymakers.
Carmelo Anthony & LaLa just announced they're separated bt no one filed for divorce. Looks like he has a no trade clause on his marriage too
— Rae Sanni (@raesanni) April 17, 2017
Good to know people got your back.
— offset rowland (@InMyNikeAirs) April 18, 2017
Not everyone was having a laugh. Some people were broken up over the Melo / La La split.
I prefer to remember La La and Melo this wayhttps://t.co/gNQ3ANxToe
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) April 17, 2017
They tweeted their support for Melo.
@carmeloanthony I know you won't read this, but in this brutal time I wanted to let you know you still have fans who will always support you
— Austin Ryback (@Amrmets15) April 18, 2017
And they straight up gave him life advice.
@carmeloanthony You need a friend, not yes men or people looking at you as business. You need a real friend. Start with Jesus. Im here homey
— Rob Cezar (@RobCezarNYC) April 18, 2017
Others let Anthony know they weren’t happy with his behavior.
— Jess (@forever_GorJess) April 18, 2017
Lots of angry
former fans letting him hear it.
Carmelo Anthony need his ass beat if he got that girl pregnant
— High Maintenance (@JuicyCntbCloned) April 18, 2017
And they went so far as to revoke his Rican-card.
THE PUERTO RICAN DELEGATION HAS RESCINDED ALL CLAIMS ON CARMELO ANTHONY DUE TO HIS UN-RICAN ANTICS
— os (@ossycocotaso) April 18, 2017
The sarcasm was real.
way to go Carmelo Anthony pic.twitter.com/BbY11poaZo
— celine (@Messinadressss) April 18, 2017
A few fans smelled a break up conspiracy to get Melo out of New York City.
LaLa was one of the huge factors keeping Melo in NYC if I recall… so I'm 99% sure Phil Jackson split them up behind the scenes
— Knicks Memes (@KnicksMemes) April 17, 2017
It might seem far fetched (and it probably is), but a few people seem to think the theory could be legit.
Bro I'm gonna hold Phil Jackson fully accountable for Melo and LaLa separating.
— cozy boy (@Jovaz_Abud) April 17, 2017
They even speculated on the crumbling relationship between Phil Jackson and Anthony.
Phil Jackson needs to talk to Carmelo Anthony. ? pic.twitter.com/iDiID24A9h
— Athlete Texts (@AthletesTexts) April 16, 2017
Just last week, Phil Jackson commented on Anthony’s future with the team…
— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) April 14, 2017
As ABC pointed out, Jackson threw some professional shade at Melo, saying, “We’ve not been able to win with [Anthony] on the court at this time. I think the direction with our team is that he’s a player that would be better off somewhere else and using his talent somewhere where he can win or chase that championship.”
… Anthony responded to Jackson’s comments with a single image on Instagram.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 14, 2017
Melo kept his message short, writing, “REALLY ?? #StayMe7o”
Whatever happens to Melo over the next few months, just remember: if you’re having a bad day, it could be worse.
Woke up with 7 million things in my head but also thinking wow I'm already having a better day than Carmelo Anthony
— Jake (@jjjjacobm) April 18, 2017
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