With struggles on the court and controversy off of it, the Knicks have a "cloud" hanging over them, according to Carmelo Anthony.
As the Knicks dropped their fourth straight contest on Friday night, the team was also dealing with the distraction presented by the James Dolan-Charles Oakley situation. Anthony told reporters after the game that these are all things the Knicks need to overcome.
"It's just kind of this cloud over us right now," Anthony said after the loss. "We have to figure out a way to get out of it. I think you have to be in it, and you have to be going through it, in order to understand it. From the outside looking in, it looks bad, and it's even worse when you're going through it."
After head coach Jeff Hornacek called out the team for its poor effort, Anthony agreed and said the onus falls on the players to turn things around.
"We all should be embarrassed the way that we're playing," Anthony said. "Nobody likes to lose. We have to do better. We have to do better as a team."