Carmelo Anthony Reportedly ‘Went on Tirade’ After Knicks’ Loss vs. 76ers

January 14th, 2017 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Carmelo Anthony vented publicly after the Philadelphia 76ers stunned his New York Knicks 98-97 on Jan. 11, but a report from the New York Daily News' Frank Isola indicated Anthony also had harsh words for his team behind closed doors.  

Citing a source close to Anthony, Isola reported the 32-year-old "went on a tirade after the shocking loss, admonishing his teammates for blowing a 10-point lead in the final 2:30 to the inexperienced 76ers." 

Furthermore, Isola reported Anthony "was also upset that he was frozen out on the Knicks' final possession, a sequence that ended with Kristaps Porzingis shooting an air ball from the corner, which led to Philadelphia's fast break."

That final transition push resulted in Philadelphia point guard TJ McConnell finding the ball on the baseline. He proceeded to convert a turnaround jumper over Anthony at the buzzer:

During his postgame meeting with reporters, Anthony called the loss "very, very disappointing," and he didn't stop there, according to's Ohm Youngmisuk. 

"We should tell oursel ...

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