Sixers’ Mike Scott becomes vintage Carmelo Anthony for Halloween
Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott is a big fan of vintage Carmelo Anthony from his Denver Nuggets days in the early-to-mid-2000s. So much so, that the 6-foot-7 forward took advantage of Halloween and decided to dress up as old school Melo this year.
Scott shared the image on his Instagram page, where he proudly rocked Anthony’s no.15 Denver jersey, alongside his signature headband, a big white t-shirt, and some good old baggy jeans.
That 2000s swag look, of course, won’t be complete without an all-white Air Force 1s. It is worth noting that Carmelo Anthony is the Jordan brand’s first-ever signature athlete.
Although Scott and Melo have never been teammates in the NBA, both have ties from the opposites of Virginia. The younger Scott was around 15 years old by the time the Nuggets drafted Melo third overall in the stacked 2003 Draft. Considering he also had dreams of one day making it to the league, Scott looked up to Anthony as a role model who practically grew up around the same area.
Scott grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia, while Melo was born in New York but relocated to Mouth of Wilson to play for the prestige Oak Hill Academy in high school.
After playing out his collegiate eligibility at the University of Virginia, Scott made it to the NBA in 2012. He’s had his battles with Melo over the years and actually defended the 10-time All-Star during most of those head-to-heads. Scott does have a bit of Anthony in his game, particularly his ability to bang bodies in the post and make opponents pay with his 3-point range. He’s also around the same height as Melo and possesses the same stocky built.
One thing’s for sure, Carmelo Anthony has certainly influenced Mike Scott greatly, both on and off the court.