Carmelo Anthony is still a free agent after almost three months of season in the NBA and, however, Chris Paul is not happy about Anthony’s future.
Paul was asked about the situation and sees a huge injustice by the league’s franchises with the 38-year-old star.
To cause his compulsory retirement would, in short, be disrespectful to a legend of the sport in the point of view of the point guard.
“Carmelo is, first and foremost, one of the best players to ever catch a basketball. So I’m frustrated not to see him in a cast at this point in the season.” Paul said.
“I just hope that an athlete of that caliber gets a chance. I hope he returns to the league as soon as possible,” Paul added.
There is no doubt that Anthony has, in principle, one of the most sensational resumes in the contemporary NBA.
He has been a ten-time all-star and has six selections for the ideal teams of the season. However, he appeared in the recent list of the 75 greatest players in the history of the league. For Paul, that’s a record that commands more respect than he usually gets.
“A player of this caliber cannot stay away from the sport. After all, this guy has already done a lot for the game.” Paul said.
“He has the skill, technique and ultimately the heart to be on the court. He should, therefore, have the chance to leave the courts when he is prepared and thinks it is right.” Paul added.
Unlike Paul, Anthony is pretty quiet and calm about the lack of opportunities in the NBA. After 19 seasons and 1200 games, after all, he has a full understanding of the league’s workings.
So, above all, he knows that the decision to play is no longer in his hands. He claimed to be ready for a chance, but also at peace if it never comes.
“I love basketball, but I realised that there are things that are out of my control. So I’m just going to sit back and wait for everything to work out.” Anthony said.
“I will accept whatever happens, in the end. And as a result, I’m at peace with my career and my potential future in this league,” he added.