With the NBA currently in the midst of a lockout, Carmelo Anthony was asked if his fellow superstars were 'afraid' to speak out publicly about the dispute between players and owners. Melo said that NBA stars and other athletes don't have the moxie to step up and speak out these days, unlike the heyday of a certain loud mouth heavyweight champion.
Carmelo says that ballers are scared.
““We’re not allowed. We’re not allowed. I mean everybody has their own opinion…you hear people talk here and there…but nobody don’t really come out and say what they really want to say. That’s just the society we live in," Melo says. "Athletes today are scared to make Muhammad Ali type statements.“"