Carmelo Anthony Criticizes Knicks Fans for Booing Paul Pierce (VIDEO)

by April 22, 2013

Prior to Game 1 of the Knicks/Celtics series, some New York fans booed when Paul Pierce grabbed the mic to show support for the city of Boston following last week’s tragic events. Carmelo Anthony was not impressed. Per WEEI: “New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who scored 36 points in New York’s 85-78 Game 1 win over the Boston Celtics Saturday at Madison Square Garden, says it was wrong of some New York fans to boo Paul Pierce before the game as both Anthony and Pierce addressed the crowd to pay tribute to the City of Boston, which was attacked this past week and held hostage on Friday. […] ‘I don’t think that was the right thing to do, boo somebody like that,’ Anthony said after the game. ‘At the end of the day, we all know what happened in Boston. Our prayers go out to the families and the City of Boston. In a situation like today, we all want … it’s all about the U.S. It’s our country. And it’s sad we have to go through unfortunate tragedies like that. Whoever booed him shouldn’t have booed him, not in a situation like that.'”