New York Knicks: MWP and Kenyon Martin’s argument gets heated

May 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) and forward Iman Shumpert (21) and center Tyson Chandler (6) and guard J.R. Smith (8) and forward Carmelo Anthony (7) huddle after a timeout during the fourth quarter of game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

There’s nothing worse than an extended losing-streak in the NBA. Oh, except for in-locker room “fights”. And according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, that’s what exactly what took place in the New York Knicks locker room on Sunday, prior to their 103-99 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday night.

[ESPN]

The two veteran forwards did not come to blows, but the back and forth was described as “intense” by one source with knowledge of the dust-up.

World Peace and Martin smoothed things over prior to the Knicks’ 103-99 loss to the Pelicans on Sunday night, sources with knowledge of the situation said.

“There was no pushing or shoving, certainly no punches, but it was heated,” a source said. “They were jawing at each other and you’re talking about two guys who are pretty explosive, guys you wouldn’t want to mess with. It settled down, but nobody was too eager to jump in between them, let’s put it that way.”

With that said, I don’t think that this says anything about Metta World Peace or Kenyon Martin. I think it says more about the state of the team. Things like this happen when teams aren’t on the same page. You think this would happen to a team like the Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers? I think not.

But on the bright side, things can’t get any worse.

 

Topics: Kenyon Martin, Metta World Peace, NBA, New York Knicks

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