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Carmelo Anthony trade: Melo using Twitter to vent and whine about rumors and haters

The talk of a blockbuster Carmelo Anthony trade to the New Jersey Nets continues to build, and with it the pressure on Melo.

Throughout the process, he's been cautious with his public comments -- but in the past day or so, posts on his Twitter feed have grown increasingly whiny and defensive.

For instance, he posted this early Wednesday morning:

First they love you, then they hate you..............less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

He seemed to apologize for the tone of this tweet, sort of, a few minutes later:

Not complaining just a real statementless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

But less than a half an hour later came this:

die a hero or live long enuff to become a villainless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Followed quickly by this:

Far from letting it get to me. Can't a MF just vent. Damn. Lolless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

And he wasn't finished. Here's a tweet from 1:26 a.m.:

You can be a delicious, ripe peach and there will still be people in the world that hate peaches.....lmaoless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

And then, ten minutes later...

Despite all the haters, much love to my supporters and fans. That's all that matters.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Within the hour, Melo appeared to have tweeters remorse. He finished up with these two statements:

I just looked at myself in the mirror and my reflection told me "Thank You". Gott go to sleep on that. Lolless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Tomorrow is a new day. Stay blessed. Goodnight. 500less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Don't know how much longer this trade ordeal can drag out -- but it's clearly taking its toll on everyone. Including the man who prompted it in the first place.

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