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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Carmelo Anthony tells heckling Knicks fan to ask owner for money back

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Carmelo Anthony heard it from a heckler during the New York Knicks’ 104-85 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday and had an interesting response.

‘Melo was on the bench with under five minutes remaining in the game and kept hearing it from a fan who was sitting nearby the Knicks’ bench. He then got up and pointed at team owner James Dolan, telling the fan to ask the owner for a refund.

“He kept calling my name, calling my name, saying, ‘You guys suck, you guys suck,'” Anthony said after the game via ESPN New York’s Ian Begley. “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.'”

Begley says it seemed like the fan was escorted from his seats after that exchange, fairly or unfairly.

Anthony had 23 points and 10 rebounds in the loss, the Knicks’ 11th in 13 games. Obviously the fan has a lot of reasons to be frustrated, but he must not know Anthony too well. If he did, then he would have known based on this video that ‘Melo is always game to respond to fans.

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