Carmelo Anthony says he's thankful for haters

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during a break in action against the Chicago Bulls during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Photo: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

A couple days after Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the Knicks’ win vs. the Bulls, he shared this message on social media:

I’m Thankful for ALL of it. The Highs. The Lows. The Blessings. The Lessons. The Setbacks. The Comebacks. The Love. THE HATE. Everything.

Carmelo shared what he’s thankful for – and he put “THE HATE” in all caps.

He loves his haters, and he loves sending cryptic messages via social media. In early December, he directed a couple of social posts at Knicks president Phil Jackson. And in early November, he posted lyrics, but then told reporters not to “overthink” it.

Was this latest post a response to Thursday night’s win? Maybe, but it could really be about anything … or nothing.

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