Carmelo Anthony buys his very own soccer team, Twitter laughs at him
By JOHN DORN
After a 15-67 season from the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony certainly isn't busy with his day job this time of year. He hasn't actually suited up in the team's uniform since February, opting for surgery after the NBA All-Star Game in New York City. So what's a bored basketball star to do when there's not much going on?
Buy a soccer team, obviously.
Anthony, who is of Puerto Rican descent, is now the owner of Puerto Rico FC, a team that begins play in the North American Soccer League next year. Ian Begley of ESPN New York shared some more intel shortly after the deal was announced:
"I'm a huge fan of the game," the eight-time All Star said in a phone interview with ESPN.com. "The sport is growing at a rapid pace, and I wanted to bring it down here to the island."
Anthony said he's been in discussions to bring a team to Puerto Rico for several years. Originally, he talked to the ownership of the Puerto Rican Islanders, who played in the NASL from 2011-12, about revitalizing the club.
'Melo is the sole owner of the team. None of this part-owner business that some other NBA players are in to.
As for the Internet's reaction? There was some good...
But as things normally go with the Knicks, there was more bad.
Do you, Carmelo. If you're looking for a tip, just run things exactly opposite of how your team's owner does.
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