Okay, okay. So, technically, Amar'e Stoudemire didn't call Carmelo Anthony out by name last night after the Knicks blasted the Blazers by 42 points at the Garden. But, c'mon: We all know who he was talking about, right?
In the locker room after the game, reporters gathered around the lockers of guys like Jeremy Lin, Tyson Chandler, Anthony, and Stoudemire to get their reactions to the news that Mike D'Antoni was no longer the coach of the Knicks. And Stoudemire gave the most interesting reaction of the night when he was quick to point out that some of his teammates (coughCARMELOcough) didn't buy into the system that D'Antoni was trying to bring to the Knicks, which is ultimately why he's no longer the head coach of the team.
"I know he tried to implement a certain system," Stoudemire said. "And everyone wasn't buying into it, so he may have been a little frustrated so he felt stepping down was the best way for him."
Word. You've definitely got a point there, Amar'e. Then again, is this really the answer you should've given, especially after a big win? And, not for nothing, how about taking a little bit of the blame on yourself, too? You weren't exactly a stellar piece of D'Antoni's puzzle this season. Other than that, we've got no problem with what you said. And we're sure 'Melo got the message loud and clear. Now, where do the Knicks go from here?
[via New York Daily News]
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