8. Carmelo Anthony
Instagram nearly exploded when footage surfaced of then-free agent Anthony training during the off-season. The videos showed him running the floor in an empty gym, draining mid-range jumpers, layups, and cutting beautifully. Other videos showed him balling out in pickup games. The whole time he was hidden in a hoodie, pulled tight around the imposing forward’s head—and thus, the “Hoodie Melo” legend was born.
The meme followed him all the way to the beginning of the NBA regular season. He left New York for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and in the first photos of him in his new uni you know he rocked the hoodie.
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