Carmelo Anthony to critical Knicks fan: ‘You are stuck with me buddy’
Carmelo Anthony arguably had the winning final batch of words during a back-and-forth on his Instagram page with a New York Knicks fan who questioned his commitment by dropping the truth-bomb, “You are stuck with me buddy.”
The post, entitled, “Find Quiet Even When You Are Surrounded By Noise,” was posted last week and featured a photograph of Anthony engaging in rehab following a surgical procedure on his knee, elicited the comment in question in which the fan said he or she “lost respect” for “how little” he cared for the game.
Saying in a later post that engaging with haters on social media is “therapeutic for me,” Anthony posted the following retort to the fan questioning how much he cared about the game, as reported by ESPN’s Ian Begley.
“Shows how little you know about me. Staying in NY shows that I do care. If I would have left, what would you have said then? ‘Oh, Melos wack for leaving. He turned his back on NY’. FOH. You are stuck with me buddy. Deal with it. If you want me gone, I’ll personally walk you into the front office so you can plead your case of the Knicks trading me. Hope you have bail money bc they might have you arrested for Disturbing the Peace.”
Anthony has had a love/hate relationship with Knicks fans throughout his tenure in New York, so additional comments made regarding how he’s happy with the direction the team is headed and has no interest whatsoever in seeking a trade just might silence many Knicks fans who have been critical of him in the past.
And if that doesn’t do the trick, his fantastic quip about the Knicks fans being stuck with him should at the very least make the next hater think twice about calling him out on social media.