Things in New York are getting ugly. The Knicks lost to the Pelicans on Sunday night, and they now sit at 3-13 on the season. There was a heated argument between Iman Shumpert and Carmelo Anthony during the game, but it seems as if there were some issues before the game as well. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace had some words for each other:
Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace got into a “heated” verbal argument during a Knicks workout prior to Sunday’s game against the Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
The two veteran forwards did not come to blows, but the back and forth was described as “intense” by one source with knowledge of the dust-up.
When you are in the midst of a losing streak, nothing seems positive about the situation you’re in. Even the best of friends can come to disagreements in tough times, and for the Knicks, things seem like they are not going to get better for some time. If you’re New York, you’ve got to start taking the season one minute at a time, and just forget the last 16 games. If I’m Mike Woodson, I am using this to show that the team is mad about losing, and the passion is there.
According to Begley, the players made up before the game:
World Peace and Martin smoothed things over prior to the Knicks’ 103-99 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday night, sources with knowledge of the situation said.
Things look bad in New York, and I don’t know if they’ll be getting better anytime soon. It looks like the implosion has begun.