During Carmelo Anthony’s introductory press conference with his new team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Anthony did everything to generate a buzz from rocking his signature hoodie to a few remarks.
The 33-year-old veteran stated he plans to play “the four” and was asked about the possibility of coming off the bench for his new team.
Carmelo asked how he would feel about coming off the bench: “Who me?!..Hey ‘P,’ (Paul George) they said I’ve gotta come off the bench!”
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) September 25, 2017
The 10-time All-Star’s contract probably helps dictate his fixture in the starting lineup as well as the 33-year old’s ability, even at this stage of his career.
But, Anthony showed his media prowess, from his years of dealing with the media in New York, right out of the gate for the Thunder.
Blazers’ Damian Lillard Discusses Game Winning Shot
In the ultimate last work towards the trash talking Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard hit a ridiculous, buzzer-beating 3-point shot to eliminate the Thunder on Tuesday.
The shot will live on for an eternity and Lillard took time to discuss the dagger that sent the talking Russell Westbrook and his team packing.
“I was blanking out,” Lillard said, according to Jason Quick of The Athletic. “I was having my own thoughts. I was … angry. Not that type of anger like I was mad, but anger like I was in a rage.”
Thunder’s Billy Donovan defends Paul George for End of Game Dunk
Oklahoma City Thunder forward, and MVP candidate, Paul George ruffled the feathers of the Portland Trail Blazers for opting to dunk the ball as opposed to dribbling out the clock in their Game 3 victory.
While George made no friends with the Blazers, who visibly took issue with the dunk, Thunder head coach Billy Donovan had no issue with what took place.
“My feeling was they probably shot a shot,” Donovan said, according to Ben Golliver of the Washington Post. “Paul kind of went in and dunked it. Both teams played the game all the way out.”
George declined to comment on the dunk in the post-game presser.
Thunder’s Markieff Morris Taking Time with New Team
Oklahoma City Thunder newly signed forward Markieff Morris has played just 3 games with his new team after being signed back on February 20th, and is taking his time with getting acclimated with the Thunder.
“For me, you just want to be a help to the team,” Morris said, according to Maddie Lee of the Oklahoman.
“You don’t want to come in and force things. You want everything to go smooth, how they went before you got here. So for me just getting acclimated to the offense and defense, playing with the guys.”
Morris began the season with the Washington Wizards.
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