New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reportedly threatened to beat up teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. after Hardaway called him out on the court.
The New York Knicks are doing great, thanks for asking. Just the other day, there was this hilarious exchange between good friends and teammates Carmelo Anthony and Tim Hardaway Jr. Hardaway called out Carmelo for not hustling and Carmelo threatened to beat him up. Get the joke?
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OK, so maybe that’s not how things are going, and maybe the Knicks are simply the punch line to a much crueler joke. At 4-20, the team is dead in the water and now sources have indicated to ESPN that there is some considerable strife within the locker room, not even the biggest of which is between ‘Melo and Hardaway.
“Nobody’s taken a swing at anybody, but there’s a lot of arguing and cursing each other out after games,” one source told ESPN.
The aforementioned incident between Anthony and Hardaway was apparently just the tip of the iceberg. The two have feuded in the past and since that game, but apparently that’s not even the biggest problem.
“Guys are definitely frustrated,” one source said. “But some of it’s just basketball stuff that the players don’t like doing. When somebody’s demanding that you make a hard cut, you don’t like it because you have to work harder. When someone says it’s not OK to throw a bulls— pass, guys don’t like it.”
So basically the Knicks are lazy and don’t want to work? Well, it’s not that simple, sources note.
“They almost want to see Fisher get upset during a game,” one source said. “They want to know that their coach will go to battle with them, that he’ll fight for them. They’re not seeing any emotion out of him.”
So the Knicks are just a tire fire this year?
Now you’re talking.
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