WHY WE LOVE HOODIE MELO
When one thinks of the name Carmelo Anthony what comes to mind? Nuggets, Knicks, Champion (nope not yet) but a recent change of attitude may be enough to make that word more synonymous with the veteran hooper.
When Melo was drafted in 03' we saw a young superstar who we knew was destined for a ring. He won the FINAL FOUR tournament in college and we just knew that competitiveness would transfer to the elite level. Yet it's hard to recall if Carmelo ever made it past the first round.
Even with promising rosters with the Nuggets and more recently the Knicks, Melo gave off a "I don't care I'm just here" attitude that wasn't taking him far, alongside off the court relationship drama, it wasn't looking too good. Then a change started to occur, people started to notice a different animal was released when a certain article of clothing was donned.
What we saw was the birth of Hoodie Melo. That's the nickname given to Melo after seeing him dominate and return to his competitive edge during off season runs of pickup basketball and training regimes.
Hoodie Melo transcends the literal fact of Melo wearing a hoodie, its about the attitude , the promising look of a winner, the hunger, that is what makes the Hoodie Melo persona so compelling.
Of course Melo will not be allowed to wear a hoodie while on the court so as silly it seems we are poised to ask ourselves "will Melo be the same without the hoodie"? Time will be our only determining factor but once the hunger for success sets in the only thing that can settle that appetite is more success!
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