Knicks’ Anthony on selfish tag: ‘slap in the face’
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has taken issue with the notion that he is a selfish player.
“That’s like a slap in the face,” Anthony told ESPN. “None of my teammates I’ve ever played with would say that I was a selfish player. Nobody.”
The prevailing thought circled as many wondered if Anthony could play 23-year-old Jeremy Lin, who has led the Knicks on their current seven-game winning streak.
Anthony has been sidelined since Feb. 6 with a groin injury. He is expected to return to action later this week.
“It’s a tough situation. I’m human at the end of the day, so it’s like damn, where is this coming from?” Anthony said. “I know I’m not a selfish player. People around me know I’m not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I’m not a selfish player.”