Twitter delivers on the best reaction to the latest in NBA trades.
In a day in which the world of sports has faced a flurry of headlines, Carmelo Anthony’s trade from the New York Knicks to the Oklahoma City Thunder made the cut as one of the more shocking tidbits of news. The result is now a stacked OKC roster, and the potential to conquer the Western Conference if executed properly.
As the rift between the Western and Eastern Conference continues to widen, Melo’s decision to waive his no-trade clause has only further deepened the divde. Naturally, social media’s reaction, as is the case with pretty much everything, remains undefeated with plenty of memes and comparisons abound.
The main topic of discussion now lingers on the Western Conference’s perceived dominance of the league with a high-profile trade of this caliber. For New York Knicks’ purists, naturally the move was met with backlash. Nonetheless, their loyalty remains and we really wouldn’t expect it to go any other way.
For the Thunder’s camp, the general sentiment weighed on the feat that General Manaager Sam Presti accomplished by reeling in Melo without giving up any major players in return. Check out the Twittersphere's most poignant reactions to the decision.
This just in Melo and Spike Lee traded to OKC 😂 pic.twitter.com/HZu0zp0Y2k— Famouslos32 (@famouslos32) September 23, 2017
Melo when he finally gets to leave the Knicks. pic.twitter.com/upLLTwmJBZ— NBA Inside Stuff (@NBAInside_Stuff) September 23, 2017
Melo's first game with the Thunder is against the Knicks.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) September 23, 2017
Kyrie's first game with the Celtics is against the Cavs.
So there's that. pic.twitter.com/tiZx75435F
Thank you for everything Melo, sorry our organization wasted your prime.— Holden Caulfield (@thisisrory) September 24, 2017
If I was one of these Carmelo Apologists I’d kill myself. I genuinely think you’re dumb if you think Carmelo was good on the Knicks— KFC (@KFCBarstool) September 23, 2017
carmelo's putting up 75 in his Revenge Game against the knicks and i fucking cannot wait— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) September 23, 2017
*Westbrook misses the game winner*— Rev. Eric Dunn (@ericvdunn) September 23, 2017
Melo: I should’ve taken the last shot
Paul George: I should’ve taken the last shot
Sam Presti, Russell Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony walking into Chesapeake Energy Arena like... pic.twitter.com/WVJhNCfgqp— Randy Cruz (@randyjcruz) September 23, 2017