The New York Knicks have lost nine games in a row, and the stench of defeat is starting to cause frustration in the locker room. Before Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Metta World Peace and Kenyon Martin reportedly got into a heated argument. Most of us assumed it had to do with the team’s recent struggles, but World Peace claims the dust-up wasn’t even about basketball.
“We were eating pasta. He had elbow pasta, I had shell pasta, and I told him how my shell pasta is better than his elbow pasta,” World Peace said Tuesday, per Frank Isola of the NY Daily News. “And he was pretty upset about that. He loves elbow pasta, but I disagree, I think shell pasta is better. I don’t care. I will stand by that. Shell pasta.”
That seems pretty hard to believe. Then again, everything the artist formerly known as Ron Artest says it a bit far-fetched. As for the team, Carmelo Anthony admitted that there are concerns head coach Mike Woodson could lose his job if the current trend continues.
“I mean, yeah, we’re worried about that,” Anthony said on Tuesday. “But then again, we’ve got to worry about playing basketball, man. I think that’s been a problem in New York all this time. Everybody worries about what’s being said on the outside.”
The Knicks are currently their own worst enemy, and I don’t think elbow or shell pasta has anything to do with it. If the team cannot find a way to win a few games, something has to give. Don’t be surprised if that something is a someone — Woodson.
Chest bump to Ball Don’t Lie