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'Melo' is and always will be Carmelo Anthony, not LaMelo Ball

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Ever since the Charlotte Hornets selected LaMelo Ball with the third overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, NBA Twitter has argued at least once a month whether he or Carmelo Anthony should go by Melo.

Monday was another one of those days as "Carmelo Anthony" trended nationwide following LaMelo's stellar start to his rookie campaign.

In fact, after more than one-third of the NBA season, Ball finds himself the frontrunner for the NBA Rookie of the Year award, arguably going away.

But still, put some respect on Carmelo's name. The ten-time All-Star and future Hall-of-Famer is, and always will be, Melo.

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Thankfully, much of Twitter agrees.

But don't forget us at NBC Sports Northwest have held this position since it became a trending topic in November.