The New York Knicks put out an apology after Carmelo Anthony and an irate fan traded barbs during Tuesday night’s humiliating loss at Madison Square Garden to the Portland Trail Blazers.
According to Melo, it was team owner James Dolan’s call to apologize.
Per the NY Post:
“Yeah I talked to [Dolan],” Anthony said. “We spoke about it. We didn’t spend too much time on it. It was Mr. Dolan’s decision.”
“I don’t think I said anything wrong,” Anthony said. “[The fan] said he wasn’t coming to any more games. I said, ‘Why are you talking to me about it. Discuss that with him [Dolan].’ ”
Anthony made clear he was not blaming Dolan or team brass for the Knicks’ predicament — a season-worst 12 games under .500 and on the verge of missing the playoffs a third straight season. […] “Too many (wrong) interpretations,’’ said Anthony, who also said the New York pressure was not getting to him. “I don’t mind wearing the (black) hat,” he said. “I don’t have that issue. I don’t any problem with putting the pressure on me and putting it on my shoulders. When it goes bad, it falls on me anyway. Anything that happens in New York I get blamed for. That’s just the way it is. I accept that. I’m not frustrated right now. I actually feel pretty good right now. I had a good practice. That frustration I left behind me. Tomorrow is a new day.”