Sports Carmelo Anthony blasts ESPN for ranking Lonzo Ball ahead of him

18:22  13 september  2017
18:22  13 september  2017 Source:   For The Win

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ESPN released some of their NBA rankings on Tuesday, and many noticed one particularly strange detail: Carmelo Anthony was ranked at No. 64, one place below Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball .

ESPN is counting down its annual list of the best NBA players this week, and the first big news out of the 2017-18 rankings is that Lonzo Ball is picked as a better player than Carmelo Anthony for the upcoming season.

Carmelo Anthony blasts ESPN for ranking Lonzo Ball ahead of him © Getty Images Carmelo Anthony blasts ESPN for ranking Lonzo Ball ahead of him

ESPN released some of their NBA rankings on Tuesday, and many noticed one particularly strange detail: Carmelo Anthony was ranked at No. 64, one place below Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.

Anthony was ranked below a 19-year-old who has yet to play in a regular season game, and as ESPN's Chris Herring noted, "That represents a steep fall for a player who was ranked in the top 10 as recently as 2013 (in the April edition) and in the top 30 two seasons ago."

As he did when he felt that SLAM Magazine wrongfully ranked him at No. 15 in October, Anthony responded, this time with the following message that he shared on both Twitter and Instagram:

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Can't Make Sense Out Of Non Sense!

"A certain darkness is needed to see the stars."

@espn Don't be so Blatant with the disrespect

#LineEmUp

Though, Anthony's Instagram caption has an extra line:

Can't Make Sense Out Of Non Sense! AS LONG AS I KNOW IM NICE, FUCK IT IM MY OWN FAN "A certain darkness is needed to see the stars." @Espn Don't be so Blatant with the disrespect #GoneToFar #LineEmUp STAYME7O

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And, LeBron James and Matt Barnes were among players who liked that IG from Anthony - so he has the support of his peers.

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But before everyone starts screaming at everyone at ESPN who voted, I found this on Twitter and thought it was an interesting look at the whole process of how these rankings are decided:



Anthony might find that … interesting.

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