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Carmelo Anthony reportedly curses at fan during Knicks’ loss Wednesday

Jan 23, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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The stress level is up in New York — the Knicks have dropped five games in a row, and in each of those games have given up more than 100 points. It doesn’t help that they are falling while that team across the Brooklyn Bridge is suddenly surging and is in the playoff mix right now.

The Knicks latest loss came at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night to the Philadelphia 76ers (110-106), and while it didn’t seem things could get worse at the end they did when Carmelo Anthony cussed at a fan, reports the New York Post.

In the final minutes of another disastrous Knicks loss, a boisterous fan shouted at Carmelo Anthony “Nice defense, Melo.” According to an eyewitness, Anthony shot back “Go f— yourself,” drawing a reaction from other fans in the area.

After the game, a fan on Twitter wrote “Carmelo told me to F off. Huge Philly fan and I got in his head.”

Anthony would not discuss the incident after the game. If the league can find video or can otherwise confirm this, ‘Melo can expect a healthy fine to come his way.

The Knicks are now 0-3 on an eight game home stand (and 10-of-11 at home). This is when they needed to make a push to climb back into the playoff hunt in the East (it’s not that hard to get back in the race, even at 15-27 they are three games out of the eight seed).

The Knicks defense is not letting them — in their last five games they have allowed 116.5 points per 100 possessions, 10 more than their season average and ranked dead last in the NBA.

That is not going to win you games, no matter what your offense does.

  1. reesesteel23 - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Lol and it continues….

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:47 PM

      no worries, he is a Philthy fan.
      good going Melo.

  2. timb12 - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    “And the man proceeded to F himself”

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:48 PM

      that’s turrrible, I never cus nobody, I did spit on a little gurl.
      Charles Barkley

  3. phillysports1 - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    My Sixers are bad this year but the Knicks are terrible !!!! Lol

    • zerole00 - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      Your Sixers are theoretically tanking and in the process of rebuilding whereas the Knicks are supposed to be chasing a championship. Talking about putting salt in the wound.

      • dondada10 - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM

        The final nail in the coffin is gonna come when the Knicks get a high pick and it goes to Denver as a result of the Carmelo Anthony trade.

  4. El Pollo Loco - Jan 23, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Lala tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      all you eating is cheerios!

  5. legend30 - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    The Knicks are great at three things: losing, untying shoes and tanking when they don’t have a 1st round pick. Or maybe their not tanking… They could simply be that bad.

  6. phillysports1 - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Yea I know that, thanks . Knicks have been terrible all year .

  7. wkl21 - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    “it’s not that hard to get back in the race, even at 15-27 they are three games out of the eight seed”?

    the East is pretty pathetic (will probably have 4 or 5 teams make the playoffs under .500). what a joke.

  8. davidly - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    The fan was within his rights, I suppose. I nevertheless believe him to be a jerk and fully endorse the call for his self-fornication.

  9. joeypeepee - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    It must be the slowest of news days.

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      Says the guy who clicked on the story….

  10. ravenswhat - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Oh yes, I’m sure melo will back in a Knicks uniform next year. Uh huh.

  11. shanelsweet - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Wasn’t it just a few months ago that we found out Dolan was taping everything Carmelo said?

  12. alexb1234 - Jan 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    I understand this is the comment section of a blog and everybody tries to be funny or troll but people should lay off melo. The guy is the only player on the Knicks who is really bringing it every night (only other players I can say that look like they are trying night in and night out are tyson and shump). He is averaging 26.1 ppg, 9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game while leading the league in minutes. Melo is frustrated and the fan caught him at the wrong time and he reacted. People need to direct their hate towards other guys on the team like JR Smith who needs to be sent back to China.

    • basketballbro - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:43 PM

      Yeah, everyone needs to lay off of melo. At least he’s trying and putting up legit stat lines consistently. Now.. Let’s focus our attention to that AWFUL dunk attempt by Bargnani

      • jcmeyer10 - Jan 23, 2014 at 5:46 PM

        He torn a ligament in his elbow to boot.

    • timb12 - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:26 PM

      Needs to be sent back to China? That’s racist bro! lol

      • alexb1234 - Jan 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

        not racist….he is not chinese…that’s where he played during the lockout

      • timb12 - Jan 24, 2014 at 12:32 PM

        It was a joke man haha.

  13. therooneyskilledwebster - Jan 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Totally unacceptable Melo. Unless it was Spike, in that case carry on.

  14. granadafan - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    That retort was the best defense he’s played all season.

  15. phillysports1 - Jan 23, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Too late with your comments dude . Good bye typical New Yorker lol

  16. evermench - Jan 23, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    You stay classy Melo!!

  17. jolink653 - Jan 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Yeah, because everyone should feel bad for Philly fans getting cursed out by the players. Philly fans are the epitome of classy fans…

    I have no problem with players reacting to what fans say and do towards them. Just because you paid for a ticket does not mean you can act like an idiot without consequences. I don’t like Lebron at all, but I was happy when he went after that idiot in the stands in Washington.

  18. indrathegod - Jan 23, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Lol I love to see Melo frustrated. I’m sorry I just do.

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