Carmelo Anthony hasn’t had the greatest of weeks.
That’s actually a tremendous understatement: he’s currently separating from his wife after being rumored to have impregnated a dancer. Plus, Phil Jackson thinks he’d be better off elsewhere. So, your week could be going worse, should be your takeaway.
There is at least one brief moment of levity, though, as an FEC filing disclosure came to light detailing Anthony’s support of Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. Note what he lists as his occupation:
Melo's listed occupation on his FEC disclosure form from Obama's 2012 campaign makes you wonder if he was playing out of position all along. pic.twitter.com/Xfr1OH1wOe
— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) April 18, 2017
First of all, regardless of accuracy, it’s a literal baller move to list your employer as the NBA, and your actual on-court position as your job title. If I were a professional athlete (you never know!) (damn it, I know) I’d fill out every form imaginable with that information.
But, hilariously, Carmelo listed himself as a point guard, which is a stretch. Does the FEC not yet recognize point forward as an option? Of course, considering this was from June of 2012, if Melo really did consider himself the team’s point guard, it would go a long way towards explaining why he essentially torpedoed Linsanity during the 2012/2013 season.
There’s always been a bit of a disconnect between how Carmelo sees himself as a player, and how the rest of the world sees him as a player. This is either just a fun bit of clerical work or a perfect illustration of that divide. Either way, it’s fantastic that it came to light.