By all accounts, Carmelo Anthony is having a great couple of months.
The videos of Hoodie Melo, channeling his early years in the league where he was an absolute beast, were on constant re-post and retweet across social media.
His personal drama seemed to subside and there was a good chance one-half of the Banana Boat Boys would be reunited in Cleveland.
One-half was, but it didn’t include Melo.
Then out of nowhere, Sam Presti and the Thunder pulled another surprise move – they landed Anthony in a trade with the Knicks, giving Anthony what he wanted – a ticket out of New York – and naming him the third piece of the OKC Big Three puzzle.
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) September 24, 2017
Oklahoma City was beaming, filled with a renewed hope that with Anthony, Russell Westbrook, and Paul George the nightmare of the summer of ’16 was gone and the Thunder were now Western Conference contenders.
Then Jordan Brand made a bizarre move in the middle of MeloMania.