The New York Knicks have long been known as the most paranoid of all the 30 NBA teams, infamously sitting in on meetings between the press and players, ostracizing the team’s longtime beat writers, and even taping Carmelo Anthony’s entire workday under the guise of “protecting” him. Now, apparently, the team has taken its freak show to Twitter.
Knick legend Bernard King came through with some accurate and rock solid criticism of Anthony on Monday, discussing on his Twitter feed the various ways that Anthony could snap out of his isolation malaise and score efficiently on the Indiana Pacers in spite of his left shoulder injury. The Knicks, who employ King as an analyst for the MSG Network (to, you know, analyze the Knicks whether they win or lose), reportedly did not like King’s tweets in the wake of the team’s Game 1 loss to the Pacers, and King’s account has been shut down.
King, in an “explanation” that nobody believes nor was asking for, contends that an unnamed friend took over his account and started tweeting. Started tweeting All-Star level analysis while pretending to be Bernard King. Of course.
Here, via the New York Daily News, are the tweets:Read More »from Bernard King harshly but accurately analyzes Carmelo Anthony on Twitter, then shuts down his account