‘Lakers in 6′: How NBA Twitter Reacted Lakers’ Surprise Signing of Carmelo Anthony

Published 08/03/2021, 4:58 PM EDT


The Los Angeles Lakers are not wasting any time this free agency, aggressively pursuing knockdown shooters & more. As it looks like, they might have just bagged a steal. Carmelo Anthony is a Los Angeles Laker. Senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski just dropped another Woj bomb on a packed morning stating that Hoodie Melo has finally agreed to a 1-yr minimum deal with L.A.

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Now while Melo isn’t the franchise star he was years ago in New York city, he does possess the key to the Lakers’ biggest issues in shooting and bench strength. Melo is likely to assume a bench role, driving the scoring punch with the 2nd unit. However, Anthony’s numbers in the postseason have been anything but encouraging.

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His 3pt shooting which was at a career high 40% in the regular season, dipped to 35.7% in the series against Denver. Will LeBron’s Midas touch turn back the time for Anthony, who’s best days certainly look well behind him?

How Did the Laker Nation react to this on Twitter?

Carmelo Anthony has been one of the front runners to don the purple and gold since the start of this free agency. He also received interest from his former team in the New York Knicks, but a chance to win his first championship may have been the deciding factor in his move to La La Land.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Hoodie Melo making a move to Hollywood

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In summary, are the Lakers just too old to compete at the highest level in the postseason? Is the firepower they’ve signed good enough in reality as on paper? What about shooting? What happens to the defense now? Will injuries plague yet another season, given the older veterans on this roster? Is this another repeat of 2004/2012?

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Laker Nation and the NBA fraternity in general are split over Pelinka’s decisions over the last few days. Is that all going to change as soon as all this talent steps on the court? However, it’s up to head coach Frank Vogel, LeBron James and Anthony Davis to make it all work as they eye another journey to the promised land.

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Nikhil Naik

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Nikhil Naik is an NBA writer at EssentialySports. Having completed his bachelor's degree in Hospitality, he has worked with the Indian Hotels Company Limited, at the Taj in Mumbai. Nikhil has been playing basketball since 2014.

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