Atlanta Hawks Give Carmelo's Illustrious #15 Jersey To Vince Carter

Carmelo’s tenure with the Atlanta Hawks will long be remembered as an important test character for both player and organization. In the end, they couldn’t agree on terms moving forward, leaving many us ponder what could have been. Al Horford, Sidney Moncrief and Lenny Wilkens were all passable #15s but none compared to Carmelo Anthony in comeliness.

After reaching a buyout agreement at the beginning the month, Melo set his sights on Houston, oh and he intermittently thanked OKC for the quick detour along the way. But in doing so he skipped right ahead and neglected to thank Atlanta for their sanctimonious gesture, a fat sum and a commemorative #15 jersey made out in his name, sent express shipping I might add.

Atlanta was none too pleased with the radio silence. Their response to Carmelo’s cold shoulder was not said or expressed their Public Relations department, but by their front fice. During his inauguration with the team, Vince Carter was unceremoniously handed Carmelo’s untouchable #15 singlet, a gesture that spoke volumes. To make matters worse, neither Vince Carter nor GM Travis Schlenk uttered a word pro or against Carmelo in relation to his departure, leading many to believe they are willfully trying to forget he ever existed.

Kyle Kuzma Upset With His NBA 2K Rating: "Y’all Will Learn Though"

Rookies have to earn their keep before they run f with bragging rights, even as far as NBA 2K ratings are concerned, but some are more fortunate than others. The big ticket trio Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell all scored 87 overall, several points higher than Kyle Kuzma’s rating 78. No one is disputing that Simmons, Tatum and Mitchell weren’t in a league their own last season, but Kuzma seems to think the discrepancy is a little too wide for his liking.

Even a Lakers subforum chimed in with their thoughts, pulling out a comparative scale between his 2018 stats and those Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum. Unfortunately the fan rubric doesn’t take into account the evolutionary step Jayson Tatum in the playfs in guiding his Celtics to the brink a NBA Finals appearance sans Kyrie Irving.

In his freshman campaign, Kuzma averaged 16 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, numbers surely good enough to land him a rating in the early 80s. Funny enough, it might be NBA 2K’s new “social media” rating figuring in the overall number assessment which may have contributed to him losing all those points. Only one year into his NBA career, Kuzma is already regarded as one the league’s premier “class clowns.”