George Karl hasn’t dragged Carmelo Anthony into the verbal mud, at least not yet.
The New York Knicks star responded Thursday to criticisms Karl makes against him in his upcoming book, “Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection,” sending his former coach his best wishes via ESPN’s Ian Begley.
Many expected to Anthony to fire back at Karl, who questioned the nine-time NBA All-Star’s commitment, sense of teamwork and upbringing.
Anthony’s reaction contrasts with those of three other former Denver Nuggets players, whom Karl coached. J.R. Smith and Reggie Evans described Karl as “sad”, and Kenyon Martin even called him a “coward a–” in a Twitter tirade in response to comments he made about them in his book.
With the spotlight on him once again, Anthony poured cold water on a looming feud, and the basketball world probably is better off because of it.
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