Jared Dudley apologizes for calling Carmelo Anthony the NBA’s most overrated player


Jared Dudley said players avoid playing with Kobe Bryant, called Carmelo Anthony the NBA’s most most overrated player and said there’d be something wrong with Kevin Love leaving the Cavaliers.

Now, the Bucks forward is walking back one of those controversial statements.

Ian Begley of ESPN:

Dudley appeared on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “Hahn & Humpty Show” and apologized for calling Anthony the most overrated player in the league.

“I shouldn’t have said that that was my fault for saying that because it’s not the truth,” Dudley told hosts Alan Hahn and Rick DiPietro. “… I apologize for saying that about Carmelo.

“You get kind of frustrated at times seeing because of him having to make his other guys better and defensively certain things, but for me to say he’s the most overrated that was wrong for me to say. He’s arguably a top 3 or 4 scorer, between him (Kevin Durant) and (Russell Westbrook). But if you see, that’s not enough in this league. If [you’re] a No. 1 guy and you’re a max guy, this is a superstar league, you have to be able to do certain things.”

Dudley is correct to recant on Melo being the NBA’s most overrated player.

Because Kobe Bryant is.