Melo heads back to future for a win
NBL ROUND 8
“HOODIE Melo” seemed to be the start of the downfall of Carmelo Anthony’s NBA career.
In the Far North, another Melo, Taipans import point guard Melo Trimble, is hoping a brand new head accessory will be a turning point, for all the right reasons, for his season.
For those who do not follow the NBA closely, in 2017, then New York Knicks star Anthony became known for his off-season workouts where he would play basketball wearing a hooded sweatshirt — leading to the nickname “Hoodie Melo”.
Since then, Anthony has bounced around to a number of teams and is now exiled from the Houston Rockets and is not playing with an NBA franchise at all.
But, the name and phrase Hoodie Melo are still commonplace on social media and Anthony himself often talks about it.
His namesake in Cairns, Trimble, declared at practice this week that he is set to become “Headband Melo” to help turn around their floundering NBL season.
The Snakes leading man sported the new look at training on Wednesday and it could become commonplace if the new headwear delivers a victory this evening.
“I am planning on wearing it on Friday, we will see how that goes and if it goes well, I might keep it going,” he said.
“You can call me Headband Melo, because I cannot wear the hood, that will be different.
“Hopefully I can get something going if I can play well.”
The 23-year-old, who attended Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia, used to wear a headband in his teenage years, before eventually feeling he was too old for it.
The prolific point guard did not call on the powers of the