It’s completely understandable that regular basketball fans might not know how to spell every NBA Draft prospect’s name. But if you’re Carmelo Anthony, former Syracuse hero, you should probably know the names of the Orange stars who will be joining you in the league in 2014. Melo, attempting to congratulate SU draftees Tyler Ennis and Jerami Grant on reaching the pros, made an ugly spelling error Thursday night.
No, this isn’t a huge deal. But fair or not, it does make you wonder just how much NBA stars keep tabs on their alma maters. Let’s hope for Grant’s sake that he finds a role in the NBA and makes sure everyone know how to spell his name.