Secretly, New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antonio is most likely praying that the Knicks land Carmelo Anthony in the near future. But as for now, he’s trying to focus on his current team. Unfortunately for him, Knicks fans don’t think the way he does.
Much like they did when LeBron James was set to become a free agent, Knicks fans are done focusing on who is donning a Knicks jersey at the moment and they’ve turned their attention to the pursuit of Carmelo Anthony. So whenever the Knicks begin to lose a game, the Knicks’ faithful turn to the very ineffective “We Want * enter free agent that they want *” chants.
And frankly, Mike D’Antoni has grown tired of it.
Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni sent a subtle message to fans on Thursday: Stop chanting for Carmelo Anthony; it’s affecting my players.
The Knicks coach said the Garden crowd’s chants of “We Want Me-Lo” on Wednesday night had a negative impact on some the Knicks during their loss to the Clippers.
“It’s not good. There’s no doubt about it,” D’Antoni said. “It affects some of the players without a doubt.”
Knicks fans started the “We Want Me-Lo” chant with about six minutes to play in the third quarter of the Knicks’ 116-108 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday. The Knicks trailed by 16 at the time.
The chants continued in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach.
Mike D’Antoni should be happy they’re only chanting for Carmelo Anthony. They could be chanting for, you know, someone to replace him.