Originally Posted by Loki
Sorry, but no. Check the 2:11-2:45 mark of this video:
He was 30 years old at the time. The play they show from 4:49-5:09 is also unreal, but whatever -- this isn't a Jordan topic.
I definitely see the similarities between Anthony's move and Dr. J's move, but the Doctor held the ball out there in one hand and pulled it all the way out to the side. He (Dr. J) also covered a lot more distance in the air, though you can only really see this when you see the play from the normal game angle and not the close-up, under-the-basket shot they usually show. Carmelo's just been ridiculous this year, though.
thanks for the link. that last shot he hits in the video is nuts. the defenders is slapping him in the face, and he double clutches, controls it, and puts it in off the glass. f'n mj!
i saw that move by melo last night, and not only did it instantly remind me of dr. j and kobe, but more than anything, it shocked me that carmelo could do it. i got so used to considering him not nearly as athletic as wade or bron, i just didn't think he had that kind of hangtime in him. not as impressive as the dr. j move, but awesome anyway and really great for a guy with the bulk that anthony has.