Summary of Carmelo Anthony arguing with 76ers fan who gets rightfully ejected, in one article
Carmelo Anthony took exception to a Philly fan’s heckling late in last night’s game between the Sixers and Lakers. While it seemed he was simply salty at first due to the Lakers being down 18 on the road, reports later revealed the fan repeatedly used demeaning language towards him.
Yeah, pretty clear Melo had every right to be pissed at this clown. It’s safe to say that guy totally embarrassed all of us Sixers fans by association last night.
Here’s a clip of Anthony’s interaction with the unruly fan
It was clear Melo was in the right soon after the initial interaction. Wells Fargo Center staff gave the fan his marching orders for the offense, and the game continued without further incident.
Kudos to Anthony for using restraint in a situation where few would blame him if he whooped that guy’s ass. I mean, take a look at the guy that was talking shit.
If this guy bumped into me a little too hard at the bar and acted like it was my fault, I’d be extra pissed solely based on his general appearance. To that end, I can’t imagine what Anthony wanted to do this punk throwing “boy” around like that.
My dude is built like Remy’s brother from Pixar’s animated hit Ratatouille. His shape-up beer gut combo oozes terrible vibes, and it’s clear those vibes manifested into some deplorable behavior.
Honestly, it’s pretty surprising it took so long for a decent camera angle of the whole interaction to surface. However, Crossing Broad’s Kyle Scott Laskowski did a pretty solid job capturing it on his mobile, as he was sitting in the same section as the ejected fan. Commendable piece of video journalism, I must say.
What’s slightly less commendable, Crossing Broad writing five articles about it:
- “not enough people talking about it”
- “the maestro gives first hand account”
- “updated ejected fans” (original, then updated version)
- “exclusive behind the scenes look”
In the end, the whole situation was pretty much a nothing story. The only possible reason to run five posts on it would be to show everyone that Kyle (The Maestro?) Scott was in the same row as the instigator. Cool.
You definitely can’t say it’s an under-covered story by any means. There are many more relevant stories in Philly sports outside of this Carmelo Anthony incident.