Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks shining bright star and face of the franchise, continued his excellent work as an awful teammate with his biting comments on the offer sheet Jeremy Lin signed with the Rockets.
“It’s not up to me. It’s up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract.”
Wow. Why offer up a reaction to another player’s potential contract? With a quote like that coupled with Antony stating he thought people jumped the gun in assuming Lin would return, you would almost have to believe the Knicks will not match Houston’s offer. Unless of course ‘Melo is speaking out of turn and without knowledge of the team’s definitive plans, which is highly possible and fittingly moronic. You just never know with the Knicks.
Carmelo, despite oozing with jealousy over the spotlight-stealing Lin, is right though. The idea of Jeremy Lin making $14.9 million in the third year of his upcoming deal is indeed ridiculous, but he had no business sticking his beak in Lin’s pudding.
[via Rod Boone]
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