Yesterday New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said that Carmelo Anthony had a tendency to hold onto the ball for too long.  Anthony was asked about Jackson’s comments and wasn’t too keen on answering the question.

According to ESPN, Anthony was visibly annoyed when asked about Jackson’s comments.

“I don’t want to answer those questions,” Anthony said.

Anthony is normally courteous with the media, he maintained a smile but began to walk away from reporters when asked about Jackson’s comments before stopping and continuing with questions.  He then responded to an inquiry about the timing of Jackson’s remarks and whether they were productive.

“I don’t even know what was said, to be honest with you. I just don’t even want to talk about that, what he’s talking about exactly. I want to stay away from that at this point,” Anthony said. “My focus is my teammates and winning. We’ve been playing great basketball, and that’s the only thing I’m focused on. Whatever Phil said, he said it. I have nothing to say about that.”

He could’ve just been mad after the Knicks blowout 126-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, which ended their four-game winning streak.  Or, he wasn’t fond of Jackson’s assertion.

Jackson was prompted to give to his response when asked whether Anthony can fit in the triangle offense.  The Knicks president mentioned Anthony’s habit of holding the ball too long but he made it clear he believes Anthony can play Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant’s role in the infamous offense.

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