Hello, Fall babies! Let’s look at some fun stuff!
2017, for all its vicissitudes, did at least gave us the Summer of Hoodie Melo. From numerous black-ops pickup games,
to NBA 2K18 recognition,
Carmelo is rated an 84 but #HoodieMelo would become best current player in #NBA2K18. Think @TheRealJRSmith would agree... pic.twitter.com/hzijm9A7OM— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) August 19, 2017
to social media campaigns, to legendary endorsements,
Hoodie Melo. Believe the hype! @carmeloanthony pic.twitter.com/l1HNZFx4la— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) September 8, 2017
Hoodie Melo was everywhere.
Carmelo has even publicly embraced his Hoodie persona:
and although I’m not 100% sure about this IKEA version of Hoodie Melo, it’s an interesting contrast to Burkini Melo:
Carmelo himself likes Burkini Melo enough to change his profile pic:
But lest you worry that Hoodie Melo will be a flash in the pan, a one-generation phenomenon, Kiyan Anthony is here to carry on the family tradition:
Notice however, even though it’s #hoodieszn, Melo went bareheaded to talk some real talk to the haters at ESPN:
I like the idea of Melo with a chip on his shoulder, as long as he’s a Knick. Otherwise it’s kind of scary!
Across the pond and away from Melodrama, our young EuroKnicks are slanging their way around EuroBasket.
There are the typical posts: Our young unicorn looking a like a slightly less young unicorn:
Our dear Kuz hitting buzzer-beaters with panache:
And young Willy heading to the semi-finals:
And then there’s the good stuff. Like Willy Hernangomez’s continuing bromance with Future Knick Luka Doncic, officially sanctioned when he retweeted this:
Esto también es baloncesto ➡️Valores y deportividad.— SeBaloncesto - FEB (@baloncestofeb) September 11, 2017
Bromance @willyhg94 @luka7doncic #SomosEquipo #SelMAS pic.twitter.com/khOmu8beso
And then went on an IG Live quest for Future Knick Luka:
Maybe Willy can just bring Luka home with him and he can just put on a uniform and start playing and no one will notice? We’ll tell them Luke Kornet got a little smaller. What’s the worst that could happen?
Mindaugas Kuzminskas, perhaps separated from his Wife during EuroBasket, has reverted to his trolling ways.
Cheese starts off mild on Kristaps:
But must have been annoyed by Willy’s honest good wishes, and so he set his sights on Hernangomez, who was glad to blame KP:
But Kuz saved his best for former Knick and current Team USA Americup champion Marshall Plumlee, who’s always happy to snap back:
Let’s end with Luke Kornet, who is not (yet) Luka Doncic but is just waking up to EuroBasket:
How is it that I just started watching #EuroBasket2017 today? This is phenomenal— Luke Kornet (@bigshin32) September 12, 2017
Keep up, Luke!