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Ever since Charles Oakley was thrown out of MSG on Wednesday night, we have heard from countless current and former players who voiced their support for Oak. Strangely absent from those players however was Carmelo Anthony, who you would expect to hear from considering he is the star of the franchise but it’s possible he had to be careful with what he said since he still has to deal with owner James Dolan. Following the Knicks disappointing loss to the Nuggets last night, Melo broke his silence on the overall drama that has taken over the team at the moment.


“What happened is just an accumulation of incident on top of incident on top of everything that’s going on that’s surrounding the New York Knicks organization right now. It’s just kind of this cloud over us right now that we have to figure out a way to get out of it,” Anthony said Friday. “I think you have to be in it, you have to be going through it, in order to understand it. From the outside looking in, it looks bad. And it’s even worse when you’re getting through it.”

Regarding how the team played last night and how they been playing in general, Anthony agreed with head coach Jeff Hornacek that the team should be embarrassed.

“We all should be embarrassed the way that we’re playing,” he said. “Nobody likes to lose. We have to do better. We have to do better as a team.”

When he was pressed on how he feels Dolan is treating Oakley, Anthony pretty much fed the media a generic answer.

“This is his organization. This is his team,” Anthony said. “He makes those decisions. I don’t think we should have an opinion about that, we should be questioning that.”

Not really the response I was hoping for but again, Melo still has to deal with Dolan and front office people and he may just be trying to prevent anymore additional drama surrounding himself.