Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant

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Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:01 pm

Carmelo Anthony has been ruled of Friday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers for personal reasons.


Anthony is not playing "because of his continued grieving and emotions over the loss of Kobe Bryant," reports Shams Charania on Stadium.


Anthony and Bryant were scheduled to have dinner together in Los Angeles on Thursday. Bryant was also expected to attend Friday's game between the Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.


Anthony and Bryant were close friends for many years. 

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Post#2 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Sat Feb 1, 2020 3:57 am

I know Melo and Kobe were acquaintances and collegues... but I had no idea the two were so close. Does anyone have any idea why this hit Melo so hard? Like did they used to vacation together or kick with each other's kids?
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Re: Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant 

Post#3 » by Gang of Four » Sat Feb 1, 2020 9:01 am

IAMZOOTED2 wrote:I know Melo and Kobe were acquaintances and collegues... but I had no idea the two were so close. Does anyone have any idea why this hit Melo so hard? Like did they used to vacation together or kick with each other's kids?


Melo is just sensitive, that's all. Just another example of how soft the NBA has become.

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Re: Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant 

Post#4 » by AirLaVine8 » Sat Feb 1, 2020 11:33 am

Gang of Four wrote:
IAMZOOTED2 wrote:I know Melo and Kobe were acquaintances and collegues... but I had no idea the two were so close. Does anyone have any idea why this hit Melo so hard? Like did they used to vacation together or kick with each other's kids?


Melo is just sensitive, that's all. Just another example of how soft the NBA has become.


He's not allowed to grieve someone who he was obviously extremely close to???
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Re: Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant 

Post#5 » by shrink » Sat Feb 1, 2020 12:48 pm

AirLaVine8 wrote:
Gang of Four wrote:
IAMZOOTED2 wrote:I know Melo and Kobe were acquaintances and collegues... but I had no idea the two were so close. Does anyone have any idea why this hit Melo so hard? Like did they used to vacation together or kick with each other's kids?

Melo is just sensitive, that's all. Just another example of how soft the NBA has become.

He's not allowed to grieve someone who he was obviously extremely close to???

Sure people can grieve, but would you ask your boss to let you miss work a week after the death of a non-family member?
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Re: Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant 

Post#6 » by LewisnotMiller » Sat Feb 1, 2020 1:11 pm

shrink wrote:
AirLaVine8 wrote:
Gang of Four wrote:Melo is just sensitive, that's all. Just another example of how soft the NBA has become.

He's not allowed to grieve someone who he was obviously extremely close to???

Sure people can grieve, but would you ask your boss to let you miss work a week after the death of a non-family member?


Yeah....you could, although it depends on the nature of your job, and the scarcity of your skills.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant 

Post#7 » by shrink » Sat Feb 1, 2020 1:34 pm

LewisnotMiller wrote:
shrink wrote:
AirLaVine8 wrote:He's not allowed to grieve someone who he was obviously extremely close to???

Sure people can grieve, but would you ask your boss to let you miss work a week after the death of a non-family member?


Yeah....you could, although it depends on the nature of your job, and the scarcity of your skills.

I am hearing now that there was a tribute specifically on that Friday, so maybe Melo wanted to be there. Maybe not so bad.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant 

Post#8 » by LewisnotMiller » Sat Feb 1, 2020 1:43 pm

shrink wrote:
LewisnotMiller wrote:
shrink wrote:Sure people can grieve, but would you ask your boss to let you miss work a week after the death of a non-family member?


Yeah....you could, although it depends on the nature of your job, and the scarcity of your skills.

I am hearing now that there was a tribute specifically on that Friday, so maybe Melo wanted to be there. Maybe not so bad.


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Re: Carmelo Anthony Will Miss Friday's Game As He Grieves Passing Of Kobe Bryant 

Post#9 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Sat Feb 1, 2020 1:56 pm

Was Carmelo's absence in the Lakers tilt why the Blazers handily won, or was it the overall dejected feeling that (understandably) seemed to be coming from Staples Center?
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