Is Hoodie Melo in NBA 2K18?
Hoodie Melo, New York Knicks shooting forward Carmelo Anthony’s unstoppable alter ego who can shoot from anywhere on the court with pinpoint accuracy, has been making waves on social media since the NBA 2017 summer off-season. While Melo has other alter-egos (Olympic Melo and Bodega Melo), Hoodie Melo is arguably the best, with plenty of NBA fans vouching for his inclusion in NBA 2K18. With 2K’s latest game now available, did Hoodie Melo make the cut?
Cutting straight to the chase, Hoodie Melo isn’t in the game, but you’ll definitely want him. Searching online, you’ll likely see Bleacher Report’s troll video of unlocking Hoodie Melo mid-match, which helped the Knicks win 97-35 against the Golden State Warriors. Before Hoodie Melo got “unlocked” in Bleacher Report’s video, the Knicks were behind 30-35, meaning he prevented the Warriors from making a single shot. 2K Sports also hopped on Hoodie Melo’s popularity back then, saying he would have a 98 overall rating in NBA 2K18 if they included him, making Hoodie Melo the best player in the league alongside Smiling Kawhi Leonard. In comparison, the regular Melo only has an 84 overall rating in NBA 2K18.
At present, Hoodie Melo is nowhere to be found in NBA 2K18, unless he’s a secret unlockable character. We also tried playing a few Blacktop matches with Melo, but he simply wore either a black or white shirt in the match. Also, Melo misses shots in Blacktop. Hoodie Melo never misses.
We’ll update this article if someone finds a way to unlock Hoodie Melo or developer Visual Concepts decides to add him in the game. For more on NBA 2K18, make sure to check our ever-growing wiki.