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Chicat
12-03-2004, 11:14 PM
It's not the DVD that is so upsetting, but more the comments about the olympics, the bar fight, the weed, etc...

DVD shows Anthony discussing shooting police informants
Dec. 2, 2004

DENVER -- A homemade DVD shows Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony with a man who warns that people who tip police about drug deals "get a hole in their head."

The remark was apparently made in a conversation on a street in Baltimore, where Anthony grew up. In excerpts broadcast on television stations in Denver and Baltimore Thursday, Anthony does not appear to be participating in that part of the discussion.

Anthony's agent, Calvin Andrews, said Anthony "did not knowingly participate in the production of this DVD and does not approve of its message or content."

In a written statement, Andrews said Anthony visited with people from his old neighborhood in Baltimore last summer.

"Carmelo has never denied the fact that he comes from a tough neighborhood. He does not condone some of the things that happen there and has worked very hard to rise above that difficult environment," Andrews said.

The DVD was shown just hours before the Nuggets were to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in Anthony's highly anticipated matchup with LeBron James.

Anthony scored 14 points in a 92-73 loss and did not speak with reporters.

The DVD is the latest in a series of off-the-court distractions for the Nuggets star.

He was in a bar fight in New York in September, and police arrested two men on extortion charges for allegedly trying to sell him a videotape of the fight for $3 million.

Airport inspectors found marijuana in Anthony's backpack in October, but prosecutors dropped a drug charge after a friend said the marijuana was his and Anthony didn't know about it. The friend, James Cunningham of St. Louis, now faces a charge of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.

Nuggets coach Jeff Bzdelik said he knew nothing about the video but said distractions like this can hurt the team.

"Let's put it this way: This is their job," Bzdelik said. "I'm speaking generally now. In order to perform their job well, you have to have a concentrated effort, 24-7, on your job. When something affects one player, it can trickle down and I think that's just a general statement for all of us, whether it be a coach, an assistant coach, or a player."

The DVD also shows a laughing Anthony saying his Olympic bronze medal "is in a lake somewhere," KMGH-TV in Denver reported, but it wasn't clear whether he was joking. Anthony was unhappy with his playing time at the Athens Games, and U.S. coach Larry Brown called him lazy.

AP NEWS

JMarkJohns
12-03-2004, 11:40 PM
But Chi, he was in the NCAA's too...maybe even more celebrated as well...

But I get your point.

Chicat
12-03-2004, 11:50 PM
I do honestly hate bagging on the players in the NBA, but they just give me ample opportunity to do so. My problems with the NBA go much deeper than the assh0le players, but that seems to be a theme this season.

I have to say though that my favorite NCAA players either didn't make the league or have been model citizens up until this point.

HiCat
12-03-2004, 11:58 PM
It's not hard to find an NBA player to rag on. There's a few of them that have been on the other side of the law. I agree..many players are A holes... something about big bucks fame and the life style they're living..

JMarkJohns
12-03-2004, 11:59 PM
Technically, he should be a Junior...If it wasn't for the propaganda machine that is the NCAA Tournament, this could have happened with him in college...

It's doubtful, as it was prolly an extortion attempt of some sorts...

But there's bad in College as well, two words...SAINT JOHNS...

Just stop watching the head-cases...for every Idiot Anthony, there's two or three Steven Hunter's who on minimal salary (600, 000) funded a thanksgiving dinner for 1500 needy people and when over 2000 showed up, Hunter purchased the extra that was needed for all to eat and be filled...

You're just looking in the wrong places and it's a shame :(

Chicat
12-04-2004, 12:06 AM
Just stop watching the head-cases...for every Idiot Anthony, there's two or three Steven Hunter's who on minimal salary (600, 000) funded a thanksgiving dinner for 1500 needy people and when over 2000 showed up, Hunter purchased the extra that was needed for all to eat and be filled...

You're just looking in the wrong places and it's a shame :(

Now there is story that I would like to hear, but I have never heard anything like that. It's not that I'm looking in the wrong places, it's that the NBA isn't promoting their nice guys and the media loves the drama.

JMarkJohns
12-04-2004, 12:13 AM
It's not that I'm looking in the wrong places, it's that the NBA isn't promoting their nice guys and the media loves the drama.

I can see that. The media wants th story that sells.

Does Hunter funding a community Thanksgiving dinner sell as much as Carmello threatening cops on DVD...PROLLY NOT...

Controversy is the all-time best seller...

GlobalCat
12-04-2004, 03:53 AM
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/1125bickley1125.html

and the follow up:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/1127sunsnb1127.html


He also did a nice job guarding Garnett tonight. He should have played more than a few minutes in the fourth quarter though.

JMarkJohns
12-04-2004, 05:07 AM
A seemingly good man with a good story that's good and buried on the back pages...

"What a wonderful world..."

GlobalCat
12-04-2004, 05:12 AM
Actually it was on the second page of the sports section of the AZRepublic.

JMarkJohns
12-04-2004, 05:18 AM
Oh well, whatever...

Second page is the first loser...hehehehe