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..............
He seemed to apologize for the tone of this tweet, sort of, a few minutes later:
Not complaining just a real statement
But less than a half an hour later came this:
die a hero or live long enuff to become a villain
Followed quickly by this:
Far from letting it get to me. Can't a MF just vent. Damn. Lol
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.....lmao
And then, ten minutes later...
Despite all the haters, much love to my supporters and fans. That's all that matters.
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. Lol
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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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