7 minutes! We weren’t even seven minutes into the new Houston Rockets season before Carmelo Anthony checked in to the game, boxed out his opponent, and yelled at the top of his lungs his favorite- ahem- slogan.
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the magical moment.
We got the first Carmelo “fuck outta here” rebound of season. #Rockets pic.twitter.com/f7kdVvd8WW— Conrad Garcia (@ConradBuckets) October 18, 2018
It might seem like something people hate about Anthony, but it’s actually beloved among NBA fans everywhere. It’s just one of those quirky things we love about the league. There’s even a compilation of these moments.
What makes this even funnier is the fact that this was Anthony’s first rebound of the season. He couldn’t wait any longer than that. Classic.
Aside from yelling at his opponents, Anthony has looked good early in the game. He already has seven points, going three-of-five from the field, including a transition three-pointer after the block...
Carmelo Anthony snags the FOH rebound and proceeds to drill a triple pic.twitter.com/U0XN4YpyE7— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) October 18, 2018
And this dunk in transition.
Melo In the post!! How do you feel about Carmelo in Houston this year? pic.twitter.com/cJ1JgvjuZ4— No Huddle NBA (@NoHuddleNBA) October 18, 2018
Hopefully he can be the spark the Rockets need, down early in the game.