Carmelo Anthony Clears Any ‘Misconception’ Around His Game After Performance Against the Rockets

As if he actually needed to, Carmelo Anthony cleared up any ‘misconceptions’ surrounding his reputation as a straight baller and late-game cheat code after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Houston Rockets 95-85.

After dropping a team-high 23 points in the Lakers win in Staples, the 19-year veteran decided to clear up the air surrounding his reputation.

“I think people don’t really understand me”, Anthony said via ESPN. “I think there’s a misconception out there about me and not being able to adapt to situations. But I’m easily adaptable, man, to any situation.”

Melo has been more than an elite substitute in this year’s Lakers roster. He’s averaging 16.7 points and 3.9 boards off the bench while shooting a scintillating 52.2 percent three-point range.

Not only has Melo been a machine of offensive efficiency off the pine, but he has also been making the turn in year 19 towards being a defensive stalwart, racking up four blocks and two steals in their win over the Rockets.

In just seven games, Carmelo has become the Lakers most valuable piece off the bench, they’re now 3-0 when Melo pours in 20 or more points.

If there were any more questions regarding Anthony’s adaptability, throw them out the window now. Since coming off the bench, Anthony is having one of his most statistically efficient seasons in year 19, shooting 8-14 from the field and 5-8 from three on Sunday.