We reported on Monday that New York Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly commanded MSG employees to record anything Carmelo Anthony said during Friday night’s game against the Bulls. Yesterday, word was that it was to protect Melo. The Knicks were trying to ascertain whether other players were going overboard in their trash talking against Anthony, sources told Chris Broussard.
So what does Melo think about this? He addressed it yesterday in London (with La La by his side). Check out what he had to say…
According to MARC BERMAN at NYPost:
The Knicks superstar said he was unaware he was being miked up for Friday’s Bulls game and Sunday’s game vs. the Hornets on orders from owner James Dolan, and he doesn’t care.
As Anthony arrived with his wife, La La, to the team hotel in London Tuesday morning, he laughed it off. Anthony told The Post he had no idea Dolan had set up two audio technicians on opposite sides of the court to record his on-court dialogue with other players. The Post reported Dolan did it because he wanted to protect Anthony from another Kevin Garnett-type “he-said, he-said’’ incident, which led to Anthony’s one-game suspension.
“I don’t care about the microphones, ‘’ Anthony told The Post in the hotel lobby. “I wasn’t aware of it. I found out on the plane [ride].’’
The Knicks, who face the Pistons at O2 Arena Thursday, have declined comment. But Anthony said he doesn’t understand why it was done at all.
“I don’t think the mikes are going to stop what goes out on the court,’’ Anthony said. “But it was funny when I heard it. No, I wasn’t upset. Not at all.”
OTHER SOURCE: ESPN