Carmelo Anthony on why he loves Oregon wine amid coronavirus suspension
Portland Trail Blazers star small forward Carmelo Anthony is using his NBA hiatus to enjoy his favorite wine.
By signing with the Blazers in November, Anthony was able to end his exile from the NBA, but he was also able to get closer to Pinot Noir, according to his latest video:
“This is a place where I feel like I can come here and enjoy the wine … They opened their doors up to me, like we’ve had a relationship for a long, long time. That is always something I will appreciate.
Oregon wine stands out because they know what they are here to make, they’re here to make Pinot Noir wine. They don’t try to do nothing outside of that norm. Over the years, that’s a reason I’ve started to fall in love with it.”
Before the NBA season was suspended due to the coronavirus, Anthony and the Blazers were in ninth place in the Western Conference standings. Portland had a record of 29-37. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was the first player in the league to test positive for the virus.
In 50 games for the Blazers this season, Anthony is averaging 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists. The 10-time All-Star and future NBA Hall of Famer is shooting 42.6 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free-throw line.