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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 11:47 am  |  55 responses

Carmelo Anthony is Coming Soon…


Though it won’t appear on newsstands for another week-plus, SLAM 162 has us too hyped to keep under wraps any longer.

Some time between KICKS and the end of the Olympics, our focus shifted to the upcoming NBA season, our focus shifted to the first SLAM of the 2012-13 campaign. The first question we had to address, obviously, was who to put on the cover. Well, as you’ll see below, not only did we come up with a star cover (Carmelo Anthony, who we got up with in midtown Manhattan in the last week of August) but we came up with a dope concept as well. We’ll have a more comprehensive preview of SLAM 162 up next week. Until then, check out the cover below, shot by Tom Medvedich.

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    Yes yes

  • james

    Sick cover and im a heat fan

  • GotHandles?

    FIRE

  • Stevethecannon

    Tuffff

  • USTERROR24

    Needs to drop a clean 10 pounds

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    huge. best cover slam has put out in a while

  • http://SLAMonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    New uniform, Gold medal, season. Melo’s ready!

  • M Cho

    The medals on his neck are the only hardware he’s gonna win for a while.

  • 23

    Nice pic. But funny how a BAD team’s best player gets the cover for the new season. (Yes a team that has 1 playoff win in the past 11 seasons is considered a bad team.)

  • spit hot fiyah

    i got louisville

  • Redd

    Save all the hype for the season, medals aren’t even closely equal to rings. Last I checked Knicks were the most overrated team not to mention they don’t mesh.

  • Da Real

    2 Chainzzzz!!!!!! hahaha

  • Ismael

    Knicks will NEVER win the chip’ with Melo. Perios.

  • Ismael

    Knicks will NEVER win the chip’ with Melo. Period.

  • Flynn

    Dope. A little surprised the Lakers aren’t on the cover but this is still straight

  • Kevin

    Awesome cover love the reference to one of my favorite movies of all-time “Sit your five dollar ass down before I make change”……I heard that’s what Melo told Jeremy Lin

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    for the Knicks fans, http://t.co/d98rlkLQ

  • Justin Combs

    yeah right,,, like he gonna get past the first round for the first time in his life……

  • Justin Combs

    Melo is never gonna make the knicks better.. he might make himself better

  • Max

    That’s looking good.

  • O

    Dope cover and headline. Classic movie. “Sit cha five dolla a$$ down before I make change!”

  • Yes

    Westbrook article or slamadamonth?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    nice cover..hate the new uni’s…trash!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    Anyone seen/heard from Iamorange lately?

  • Guest

    People kill me sayin the Knicks cant win with Melo n all that ….Other then Durant who else would u want to beat Bron n a 7game series

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.rispers Steven Rispers

    lets go knicks we need to play like champs this year

  • Pop

    But you do know he’s only been on the team the last 2 seasons right? I know he has only got out of the first round once ( made the playoffs every season though) and has the worst playoff winning percentage. But you can’t blame the 1 win in 11 years on Melo’s NY team since he has only been there the past 2 years.

  • shutup

    Nice cover. Woulda rather saw a King of NY reference like Melo with a suitcase full of tampons. Or maybe a day and night cover with the Empire state building rocking the orange and blue. Great cover none-the-less.

  • danpowers

    he did that already. and he also looks like it (in case they didnt photoshop some kilos off)

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he disappears every summer, when there really isn’t any Knicks hype to be optimistic about.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    no photoshopping. he looks great and there are details about his weight and more in the story…will be on stands next week!

  • roscoe

    Not to get too techinical, but the graphic artist did a great job with the color coordination, color tones, & overall page design balance.

  • BlackPhantom

    Great cover, even though everybody knows the Knicks probably ain’t gonna do anything this year.

  • Maurice Bobb

    Dopeness.

  • bike

    His new uni actually says ‘New Dork’ under those medals.

  • danpowers

    good to hear that it is more than just the usual pr. i mean that was in thee headlines b4 the olympics. as a knicks fan i jus cant wait for the season to start

  • PnoyVibe

    Amazing performance at the Olympics.

  • ClydesaysClydesays

    Has this gone to press yet? Maybe you can drop in Isaiah next to Melo bc Dolan seems hellbent on getting him back into MSG. I still think Knicks fans deserve a better team than the one that features Melo on offense. Aren’t they still a sub .500 with him in NY uni?

  • 23

    My point isn’t about melo. Not even about stat. Just find it odd how the knicks are always hyped. Yet they never live up to it.

  • 23

    Id rather see okc, LA or mia on the cover.only teams with a legit shot at a ring. even rondo would have been a better choice IMO

  • freak

    where is the bronze from 2004?

  • roscoe

    He is not going to get a team 10 assist per game if that’s wut u mean.

  • robb

    Carmelo??? zzzzzzzzz…
    The cover is nice though

  • benthereporter

    Sick cover, guys. I was worried Kobe, Dwight and Nash would make it this time. Thank you for going with something fresh.

  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    i think it’s his chubby face that makes him look fat. maybe it’s the angle of the photo shoot :)

  • nbk troll

    Melo get slept on hard… Top 3 player in the L. Im bout to cop the KNICKS shorts from nba store right now.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Pause….. j/k.

    Anyways, glad Andrew Wiggins is finally getting some ink! SLAM y’all can be the first to put him on a cover!

  • Name

    oh yes, and put best since lebron to argue SI’sabari Parker statement. Slam can silence the questions from the actual Lebron hs cover back in the day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    Cool

  • ab40

    It’s not that melo is fat, it’s that he just wears a lot of padding and the tightness of the jersey that makes him look fat. That’s what his trainer says and I don’t believe that.

  • melomantor

    A post about melo, 90 % hate…. typical SLAM readers…don’t bother me tho. This cover is amazing, thanks SLAM

  • O BUCKZZ

    LOL MELO IS A FIT DUDE IT’S JUST THAT HE HAS A CHUBBY FACE . PLUS HE LOST 15 POUNDS GOING INTO THE OLYMPICS.

  • J MONEY

    stop hating!!!!!!!!! god damn!!!!! r u on a fukkin cover of ANYTHING!!!!!!!FUCKIN LAME

  • kash

    where’s your olympics medal………………………………………………….

  • OB DA TRUTH

    ALL THE COVER SAID WAS ITS TIME 4 MELO 2 WIN BIG IN NY AND EVERY BODY START HATING….WTF!! PRIME EXAMPLES 4 U NEVA F’EN KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE NBA 1. PACERS WERE ACTUALLY UP IN THEIR SERIES AGAINST THE HEAT AND ACTUALLY WON ONE OF THOSE GAMES IN MIAMI 2.THE “OLD” MAVERICKS WON A TITLE 2 YEARS AGO AGAINST THE ALL MIGHTY HEATS WINNING THE LAST 3 GAMES IN THE SERIES. 3. EVERY TIME PHIL JACKSON WINS A TITLE HE HAPPENS 2 AUTOMATICALLY 3-PEAT RIGHT? WRONG!! THEY GOT SMACKED BY THE MAVS IN 4 ENDING PHILS RECORD OF 3-PEATING. IM NOT A KNICKS FAN BUT DAMN MELO GETS A COVER ON SLAM MAGAZINE BECAUSE HE’S BEEN HOT SINCE APRIL TO THE OLYMPICS AND THERE ARE BIG THINGS EXPECTED OF HIM NOW. WHAT HAPPEN IN THE PAST IS OVA WITH. EVERY STAR MAKES THAT LEAP OVER THE HUMP AT A POINT IN THEIR CAREER JUST LIKE LEBRON DID LAST YEAR SO NOW ITS EXPECTED OF MELO AS WELL.

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