Chauncey Billups opened up about his former teammate Carmelo Anthony no longer being in the NBA during a conversation with SiriusXM’s NBA Radio.
He explained, “I feel bad for Melo and here’s why. Melo’s was like a good teammate, man. Melo practiced every day. Didn’t miss any games. Now, the one thing I will say—and I’ve even told Melo this—scoring 30 meant too much to Melo.”
Billups added, “But, now I think you fast forward the tape, and the reason he’s not in the league—because he’s still mentally worthy—he hasn’t taken that set back to say ‘Okay, I’ll come in and play against back-ups. I’ll try to help the team out. I know I might not be able to close, but I just want to help the team out. He’s not there yet.”
"Scoring 30 meant too much to Melo."
Chauncey Billups shares why he thinks Melo isn't in the NBA anymore.
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