Welcome back to another episode of “Words with Melo,” the show where we break down Carmelo Anthony’s social media posts on the basis of new vocabulary introduced. The word of the day is “nyctophilia”:
"Nyctophilia"— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) March 13, 2017
(n.) Love of darkness or night. Finding relaxation or comfort in darkness. #StayMe7o pic.twitter.com/kjyO6a2Hpw
The word comes from the Greek — “Nycto” being the Latinized form of the Greek “nykto”, meaning “night”, and “philia”, meaning “to love.” Now, if you go to urbandictionary.com, you will get this definition:
The love of darkness or night, or feeling like you belong in the dark. Usually applies to those who often feel sadness!
The 2016-17 New York Knicks: Catch the Nyctophilia!
Honestly, I’m more worried about Melo’s choice of hat in the photo than in his choice of words. This isn’t the first time New York’s star forward has seemed fed up with the franchise, but at least he usually takes the time to wear some magnificent platinum top hat when he’s lamenting the state of the Knicks. This time he is rocking a plain red knit cap. How boring! How uninspired! How hopeless!
Please cheer up, Melo. The season is almost over.