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Carmelo Anthony on good part of NBA suspending season

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony would certainly rather be playing basketball, helping his team chase the Memphis Grizzlies for the final spot in the Western Conference playoff picture, than be on lockdown with everybody else.

In the meantime, though, the 10-time All-Star is trying to make the most of the NBA’s hiatus, visiting the Domaine Serene vineyard in Oregon and checking out some fine vinos for the latest installment of his “Melo Mondays” YouTube series.

In an excerpt posted to his Twitter account, Anthony commended the league and commissioner Adam Silver for suspending its regular season—which, in Carmelo’s opinion, paved the way for other sports leagues to follow suit.

“I condone Adam Silver for making that decision on suspending the NBA because if we wouldn’t have did it — if the NBA wouldn’t have suspended [the season] — the other leagues wouldn’t have followed,” Melo said.

At the time the league suspended play, Anthony and the Blazers (29-37) trailed the Grizzlies (32-33) by 3.5 games for the final playoff spot with 16 games to go. Anthony had been averaging 15.3 points per game with a 47.9 eFG% in his first campaign in Portland and 17th season overall. The 35-year old is set to be a free agent after the season (whenever that may be).

You can watch the full episode on Carmelo’s YouTube channel and watch him enjoy some different blends and share his takes on Oregon wine and learn about Aeration-Oxidation.