I am a Carmelo Anthony fan!
Now, when I usually say that I say it in the context of the Knicks and defending Anthony from the haters (You know who you are).
This time around I proudly state my fandom for Melo because of what he’s doing off the court.
In the light of the tragic events of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Dallas. Melo, who is not known for his leadership on the court has put out a call to action to everyone…
“The system is Broken. Point blank period. It has been this way forever. Martin Luther King marched. Malcolm X rebelled. Muhammad Ali literally fought of US. Our anger should be towards the system. If the system doesn’t change we will continue to turn on the TVs and see the same thing. We have to put the pressure on the people in charge in order to get this thing we call JUSTICE right. A march doesn’t work. We tried that. I’ve tried that. A couple social media post/tweet doesn’t work. We’ve all tried that. That didn’t work. Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work. While I don’t have a solution, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people don’t have a solution, we need to come together more than anything at this time. We need each other. These politicians have to step up and fight for change. Go to your local officials, leaders, congressman, assemblymen/assemblywoman and demand change. There’s NO more sitting back and being afraid of tackling and addressing political issues anymore. Those days are long gone. We have to step up and take charge. We can’t worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy. I need your voices to be heard. We can demand change. We just have to be willing to. THE TIME IS NOW. I’M all in. Take Charge. Take Action. DEMAND CHANGE.”
As Melo mentions, there’s “No more sitting back…”
He has laid down the challenge, it’s now up to us to take him up on it!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!