Carmelo Anthony Responds to Royce White Ripping Jared Dudley on his Behalf

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Back in August, Former NBA player Royce White was asked if Carmelo Melo Anthony was being blackballed from the NBA in an interview with Fanatics View that went viral.

White would reply, Melo, is absolutely being blackballed!

“He is one of the realists in it. He is one of those that isn’t like me, he doesn’t talk brash and straight forward like that, but has those morals and principals, and he has given the game for them not to allow him to play, for them to culturally a decision or an agreement that he is not good enough anymore.

All of us here that played the game at the highest level know how good Melo is and we know that there is no way, that the Lakers would go out and sign Jared Dudley and not sign Carmelo Anthony and another question is why a guy like Lebron is walking around like is the face and the voice of the players.”

How is he letting his Banana Boat Brother hang out there in the wings, and they go and sign Jared Dudley and not Carmelo?  If anybody watching, this thinks Jared Dudley can hold Carmelo’s jockey strap, I’ll slap them.  That’s how I’m coming though!

It would later cause Jared Dudley to respond via Twitter, but he would later delete the tweet.

“This isn’t Melo vs. myself,” Dudley wrote in a tweet. “That man is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. We all want to see him back in the league. Royce seems uninformed when he speaks and this situation in calling my name out. This league is not about who’s better than who. It’s what’s players make for the best team.”

In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Carmelo Anthony was asked about the heat Dudley took during his absence from the NBA. During the Blazers trip to Milwaukee to face the Bucks on Thursday.

“Me and Jared Dudley had some issues in the past, man, but I started feeling bad for him a little bit,” Anthony told Yahoo Sports. “I mean, not feeling bad, but it’s just like, ‘Leave that man alone.’ It’s not his fault. Teams that wanted him, they wanted a specific role, and that’s why they picked him up. I had to tell some guys to lay off. He wasn’t keeping a roster spot from me. That wasn’t the case. The [treatment] he received wasn’t right.”

Dudley is a 12-year veteran out of Boston College, who has averaged 7.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game in his career. This season as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, he is only averaging 1.3 points, 0.8 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game off the bench.

“Yeah, [Dudley] didn’t deserve that,” Anthony told Yahoo Sports. “We were in different situations. You can’t blame him for what I went through.”

In two games since joining the Portland Trailblazers, Anthony has averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.

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