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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at 2:47 pm  |  23 responses

Carmelo Anthony Calls Knicks and Nets ‘Laughingstock’ of the NBA


The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks will play on national TV tomorrow night—something no one wants to see, including perhaps both the Knicks and Nets. With both teams playing horribly and embroiled in coaching turmoil, Carmelo Anthony and Jason Kidd gave frankly brutal assessments of their respective squads. Per the NY Daily News and Bergen Record:

“It’s the rivalry, [but] both teams stink,’ Kidd said Tuesday night, summarizing the situation perfectly. If that doesn’t get you excited for the big game, nothing will. The Knicks (3-13) have lost nine in a row. The Nets (5-13) have lost five straight at home. The quality of basketball isn’t likely to be high, but because both teams need a win so desperately, it could very well be compelling. ‘At this point, we’re trying to figure out who we are and fix this,’ Kevin Garnett said when asked about the Knicks game. ‘We are at home getting beat by 30, 40 points and that’s not what we want. That’s not even close to [where] we predicted where we wanted to be.’ [...] ‘We have to find a way to get better,’ said Kidd, who played for the Knicks last season. ‘It starts tomorrow [at practice] for us. We have to find some answers as to why we go our separate ways instead of staying [together] as a team. So we’ll figure that out, and again, we have to find a way to protect home.’”

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  • http://h2hoops.wordpress.com/ Habeeba Husain

    True story.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Can’t wait to see Kenny try and tell Charles why the Knicks don’t suck and constantly brag about being from NY.

  • http://the-benchwarmer.com/ TheBenchwarmer

    Check out our team-by-team report cards for November based on ‘fan value’, including the Knicks & Nets.
    http://the-benchwarmer.com/the-benchwarmer-report-card-november-edition/

  • Tobias Fernandez

    Most sports critics and analysis on Nets; they are old – check, will get hit by injuries – check, struggle with a rookie coach – check, they are slow – check, team chemistry is going to take a while – check.

    Knicks; Amare not fully healthy again – check, when Chandler went down we all know he was the heart and soul of the team – check, team chemistry issues (Metta/ JR/ KMart/) – check, trying to trade Shump hurt his confidence – check, MeloDram – check, and of course Dolan – Check.

    Anything I missed u can add yourself.

  • danpowers

    un-check the melo drama as there is none. but may add as a substitude: woodson unable to make adjustments – check

  • bringbackthesonics

    he’ll find a way to bring up hakeem as well

  • LakeShow

    The amount of talent on these two squads is ridiculous. Yet…”The quality of basketball isn’t likely to be high”

    So sad…

  • bike

    This is can’t miss TV. Plan on a fight among the Knicks players during a timeout and players get ejected, Kidd gets punched out by a ref, and Dolan gets shot in the ass by a NY fan in the parking lot after the game.

  • hambone

    chuck will say “melo is the best scorer in the league,lebron and Durrant are better playes but melo is a better scorer” and theyre turrible

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Im surprised he doesn’t credit him for giving him life.

  • bringbackthesonics

    lol true

  • Dagger

    Well, the talent might have been ridiculous four years ago. Now . . . not so much.

  • Tobias Fernandez

    He don’t trust his teammates, his teammates don’t trust him and he is the franchise and leader I don’t know

  • LakeShow

    That’s so crazy sounding, but… actually it may happen…

  • LakeShow

    I think it’s there more than they are displaying right now for sure.

  • IggI

    Dang I think Jay-Z can see the future regarding business…. He sold his part B4 the season started.

  • AddingVelocityDontTellMe
  • Yknot

    Fan later turns out to be Woody Allen!

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    This statement is the first thing that’s been right in New York this season.

  • Sean Superstar Juan

    Not only will he bring up Hakeem but he will refer to him as “Dream” exclusively.

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  • Lloyd

    I think the Nets get more of a pass than the Knicks though. At least you can point to them and say they’ve had horrible luck with injuries. I want to see a stat on how many games their projected starting five from the off season actually got floor time together. Coaching turmoil doesn’t help either.

    The Knicks just suck.

  • LakeShow

    truth lol

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