Carmelo Anthony to Knicks fan: ‘You are stuck with me buddy’
Carmelo Anthony is still searching for his first NBA championship, and there is very little reason to believe the New York Knicks are close to helping him obtain it. Despite that, Anthony insists he is not looking to be traded.
During a recent exchange with fans on his Instagram page, Anthony fired back at a fan who accused him of not caring about the game.
“Shows how little you know about me. Staying in NY shows that I do care,” Anthony wrote, per Ian Begley of ESPN.com. “If I would have left, what would you have said then? ‘Oh, Melos wack for leaving. He turned his back on NY.’ FOH.
“You are stuck with me buddy. Deal with it. If you want me gone, I’ll personally walk you into the front office so you can plead your case of the Knicks trading me. Hope you have bail money bc they might have you arrested for Disturbing the Peace.”
Knicks legend Clyde Frazier didn’t do Carmelo any favors recently when he made these comments. There has already been speculation that Anthony is unhappy with the approach Phil Jackson took on draft night, though Melo has done his best to squash those reports.
The ideal scenario for Anthony would be winning a championship in New York. That would not only give him a ring but also the ability to say he remained loyal despite some horrible seasons. But if the Knicks finish anywhere near 17-65 again next season, it’s going to be difficult for a 32-year-old Anthony to not demand a one-way ticket out of town.