Carmelo Anthony denies Jordan Brand shoe ending

On Tuesday night, ESPN’s Nick DePaula said Jordan Brand is halting the Melo shoe series after 13 models, according to industry sources, making last season’s Melo M13 sneaker the final model of the line.

Anthony, who 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Denver on Tuesday night, denied the report.

“What? No, no. He just told me that just now,” Anthony said. “I just signed an extension with them. I don’t read into false news.”

Anthony’s signature line is the fifth-longest in NBA history, behind only Michael Jordan (32 models), Kobe Bryant (17, across Nike and Adidas), LeBron James (15) and Allen Iverson (14).

Anthony just signed a long-term endorsement deal with Jordan Brand in January is expected to remain a featured athlete for the company alongside Russell Westbrook.

“It’s false. False,” Anthony said. “Let’s not even discuss that.”

Anthony has continued wearing the M13 during Thunder preseason games, it’s expected Anthony will wear multiple shoes from the brand during the upcoming season.

Anthony, 33, was traded to the Oklahoma City in September after spending the last 7½ seasons with the New York Knicks. He averaged 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds per game on 40.7 percent shooting from the floor and 39.1 percent from three-point range in four preseason games.

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