The NBA doesn’t have the luxury of “flex games” like the NFL does. So, that means Thursday night on TNT the 3-13 New York Knicks will face off against the 5 – 13 Brooklyn Nets. In advance of that game, Carmelo Anthony has said that his Knicks are the “laughingstock” of the NBA.
“It’s on TNT? I didn’t know that,” Anthony said following Wednesday’s practice. “I didn’t know that. That’s fine. I don’t care about that. We are the laughingstock of the league right now. It’s nothing to hide. We are.
“So that’s why it is a big game for us. Do I like being laughed out? Hell no. I don’t like that feeling. But it about TNT and them guys mocking us…they got to do their jobs and we’ve got to win. That’s the only thing I’m focused on.”