Carmelo Anthony is one of the better NBA players in the game right now, yet when asked which animal he fears the most, the answered, “A cat.”

Why a professional NBA player who’s used to getting elbowed in the face and chest is afraid of cats is one of those mysteries of the universe. Why someone as big as he is be afraid of a tiny kitten sounds silly, but many famous people have been paralyzed by their fear of cats including Napoleon, Alexander the Great, and even Adolf Hitler. Perhaps dictators fear cats because cats are better at ruling over people than they are.

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