Carmelo Anthony Mad He Doesn’t Get Foul Calls Like James Harden

by November 15, 2013

In leading the Houston Rockets to a big road win in New York last night, James Harden scored 16 of his 36 points from the charity stripe. An incensed Carmelo Anthony (no slouch himself with 45 points in the losing cause) complained about not getting the same treatment as Harden from the refs. Per the AP: “Asked if it was tough that the Knicks sent Harden to the line often when they got close, Anthony replied, ‘We didn’t put him on the line, they put him on the line.’ Harden led the NBA in free throw attempts last season and is third this season. He was 16 of 18 Thursday, while Anthony, his teammate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, was 9 for 11. ‘You look at that, you see the way that some guys get their calls,’ Anthony said, ‘and for me, I’ve got to get cut, you’ve got to see blood for me to get a call down there. So that’s where the frustration comes from.'”