Carmelo Anthony ‘Threatened to Beat Up’ Tim Hardaway in the Locker Room

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The Knicks are a dysfunctional mess on the court, but it isn’t just their 26th ranked offense that’s the problem.

According to ESPN, Carmelo Anthony didn’t take kindly to Tim Hardaway Jr.’s suggestion that he “get the rebound” and threatened to fight him after the game.


The New York Knicks were en route to their fifth straight loss last week against Brooklyn when a frustrated Tim Hardaway Jr. screamed angrily, “Get the rebound!”

Certain his second-year teammate was speaking to him, Carmelo Anthony approached Hardaway on the way down the court and used an expletive to ask Hardaway who in the world he thought he was talking to.

Anthony, according to sources, used another expletive in telling Hardaway he was going to beat him up when they got into the locker room after the game.

According to ESPN’s sources, no one has thrown any punches just yet but players often get into profane squabbles after games.

Slightly further in the report is also a sentence that perfectly sums up the Knicks:

Sources said the most tension exists between Anthony and Hardaway, as they haven’t cared for each other almost since Hardaway joined the team last season, with each player believing the other shoots too much and doesn’t care about defense.

Considering Hardaway is shooting a hair over 40 percent from the floor and ranks 11th on his 4-19 team in player efficiency rating, the second-year guard really shouldn’t be calling anyone out.

The Knicks’ sad dumpster fire of a season continues.

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Igor Derysh
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