Since the incident with Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics that led to a one-game suspension, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been quite the popular topic in the NBA as of lately considering he’s always been seen as one of the league’s top trash talkers throughout his entire career. While some of Anthony’s actions may be instigated from other players on the court, Knicks owner James Dolan is taking matters into his own hands by installing microphones on the court to hear all conversations during the game.
Dolan first installed these microphones during last Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls and while it may seem a bit ridiculous for an owner to do this–it’s actually being done as a way to protect Anthony. With all of the accusations surrounding Anthony and what he says to other players on the court, Dolan can use these recordings to defend his star player in case these incidents come up again in the future.
Obviously, Anthony is a key factor to the success of the Knicks as they currently trail the Miami Heat by 1/2 game for the best record in the Eastern Conference and having him in the lineup each night is going to be important for the rest of the regular season. Whether it was fair for Anthony to be suspended for the Garnett incident is debatable, but the important thing is Dolan has his back as an owner and is doing whatever it takes to make sure Melo is aware of that.
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