Carmelo Anthony was candid about his feelings about loyalty in the NBA. Blockbuster deals weren’t out of the question in the 2021 NBA offseason, which saw some major moves and multiple teams looking to make a strong run at the championship. Carmelo Anthony was one of the notable moves made by the Los Angeles Lakers.
“I don’t feel like there’s loyalty in sports. When you talk about loyalty then and what my morals is based off of, I still carry those basics of loyalty today in my life. Sports is just sports. It’s a business. There’s no loyalty in sports. You’re an athlete, that’s your profession, you get paid to do that. No one has to be loyal to you. Me just kinda knowing that and having that mentality growing up and learning that, I know what loyalty feels like and I know what it feels like when somebody’s disloyal to you or not loyal as you are. I still carry those basics of loyalty with me today.”
Anthony is entering his 19th season in the NBA this season. He has joined the Lakers as a role player in the twilight of his career after playing for a number of franchises as a superstar in his prime.