Carmelo Anthony is shocked that the Knicks will be on national TV Thursday
DEC 05, 2013 4:42a ET
Carmelo Anthony has always been a straight-shooter, on the court and off. It's passing that doesn't always come naturally to him.
Anthony, the leading scorer for the 3-13 New York Knicks, was more than a little surprised that his team's matchup with the 5-13 Brooklyn Nets was scheduled for a nationally televised audience on TNT on Thursday. In this case, he could sympathize with fans for being subjected to a rivalry game that looked a lot better on paper when the league was drawing up its schedule before the season.
"It's on TNT? I didn't know that," Anthony told ESPN.com. "I don't care about that. We are the laughingstock of the league right now. It's nothing to hide. We are. That's why it is a big game for us. Do I like being laughed at? Hell, no. I don't like that feeling."
Anthony and the Knicks will cross the East River for what should be a glorious interborough pillow fight. The loser gets to boast sole possession of last place in the Atlantic Division in the loss column. The winner gets ... well, not really bragging rights, since neither team is any position to brag about anything.
It should be must-see TV -- for anyone who is into comedy.