Tuesday night was a complete embarrassment for the New York Knicks and their fans, as the Portland Trail Blazers smacked them around in a 104-85 drubbing.
Carmelo Anthony got into it with a heckler in the fourth quarter, and responded by pointing to Knicks owner James Dolan as the man to ask about a refund following his terrible experience at MSG.
Here's a look at Carmelo Anthony discussing how he told a heckling fan to ask James Dolan for his money back: pic.twitter.com/bAqkpUfG0W
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 2, 2016
Carmelo didn't have to answer my question about the heckler. But he was more than happy to tell us he told the fan to ask Dolan for a refund
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) March 2, 2016
Anthony released an apology Wednesday afternoon through the team’s PR arm.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 2, 2016
Per the NY Daily News:
During a heated exchange with a heckler, the Knicks’ frustrated All-Star pointed at his boss, James Dolan, and simply told the angry fan: “Ask for your money back.” […] Phil Jackson’s second full season as Knicks president has officially gone from bad to worse to ugly. And it all unfolded right in front of Dolan, the MSG chairman, who headed directly for Jackson’s suite immediately after Portland’s 104-85 victory.
Moments earlier, Dolan was within earshot of the heckler berating Anthony until Garden security interceded and escorted the man, wearing a suit, out of the building with 4:13 remaining.
“He kept calling my name, calling my name, saying ‘You guys suck, you guys suck,’” Anthony revealed. “At that point I was trying to gather myself and I turned around, all I did was point at Dolan and told him, ‘Look, the owner’s right there. Ask for your money back.’ […] He’s calling me and telling me he’s never coming to another game and we suck. Just don’t want to hear that. I pointed to the owner and told him you deal with that with him, maybe you can get your money back.”