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Carmelo Anthony Hints at Trouble With Phil Jackson, New York Knicks

Anthony’s tweets appear to be in response to team president’s comments

Carmelo Anthony Hints Trouble With Phil Jackson, New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony appears to have subtweeted New York Knicks president Phil Jackson.

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Besides admitting to smoking marijuana when he was recovering from back surgery, Phil Jackson had a lot to say during his appearance on CBS Sports Network’s We Need To Talk earlier this week. When talking about New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, for example, Jackson explained how Anthony can take on the role of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant in the triangle offense – something we can all probably agree is a compliment from the man who coached both legends – but he has a tendency to hog the ball.

You might not be surprised to hear that the last caveat didn’t sit too well with Anthony. According to ESPN, Anthony was “visibly annoyed” when he was asked about Jackson’s comments following Wednesday’s loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and said, “I don’t want to answer those questions” before making a move away from the media. He quickly returned, however, to give a longer answer about whether or not Jackson’s remarks were productive.

Spoiler: No, not really.

Then, after saying he didn’t know exactly what Jackson had to say, Anthony posted a pair of cryptic messages on Twitter and Instagram on Thursday afternoon that sure seem to be directed towards the Knicks president.

As Larry Brown Sports pointed out, Anthony has subtweeted folks on social media before, so it’s probably safe to assume his tweets aren’t just a freaky coincidence.

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