Something wrong with the Knicks? Blame Carmelo Anthony.
That's how the Knicks superstar feels, as Anthony claims he is getting unfair treatment as a scapegoat, whether it be ex-coach Mike D'Antoni's resignation and his fit in the high-powered offense or the Knicks' eight-game losing skid.
If I'm the one that messed (D'Antoni's) system up, ya'll want to blame me, I'll take it. Along with everything else, Anthony said today to reporters, as tweeted by Frank Isola, Knicks beat writer for the Daily News.
As far as (Mike D'Antoni's) system working or not working for me it worked in the Olympics when we won the gold medal, Carmelo Anthony said, referring to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where the U.S. team was victorious. D'Antoni was an assistant coach on the squad.
New York Post Knicks beat writer Marc Berman tweeted Amar'e Stoudemire as saying that his teammates weren't buying into D'Antoni's system, which Berman said was a dig at Anthony.
Shot at Melo, not coach, Berman tweeted.
Controversy over Anthony's future as a Knick boiled over yesterday, when reports surfaced that Carmelo wants out of New York. Anthony went on to dismiss the reports and said he never requested a trade.
The Knicks flourished when Jeremy Lin arrived on the scene, winning 10 of 13 games when Linsanity took over the team.
Yet the Knicks now find themselves five games under .500 at 19-24 and with a new interim coach, Mike Woodson.