On Friday night, all the drama surrounding the New York Knicks and what will happen to Carmelo Anthony in the offseason was shelved as the Knicks forward broke the franchise’s single game scoring record. He did it in front of the home crowd at Madison Square Garden and he even did it in front of a Knicks legend sitting on the other side of the court.
The Charlotte Bobcats were the unfortunate victims of Melo’s record breaking night and assistant coach Patrick Ewing was not tickled about the final score of the game. Ewing, a former Knicks legend, was asked after the game if he was happy for Carmelo Anthony.
“I’m upset right now because we just lost,” Ewing said, via Marc Berman of the New York Post. “I’m not talking. I have no comment on what happened.”
After that, Ewing apparently stormed off when questions about Melo didn’t stop coming.
To his credit, Ewing did acknowledge the record breaking night and did offer up some praise for Carmelo Anthony, but he was more upset that his defense gave up 125 points on the night than he was happy for a player who helped get the score that high.