Posted December 03, 2013

Report: Knicks’ Metta World Peace, Kenyon Martin have ‘heated’ argument

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The Knicks' opponents are shooting 46 percent against them this season. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks’ opponents are shooting 46 percent against them this season. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forwards Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace got into a “heated” verbal argument during a workout prior to Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.

The two players did not exchange blows, according to the report, and the two managed to patch things up prior to the Knicks losing 103-99 to the Pelicans.

The loss was the Knicks’ ninth straight, and it puts the team at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. World Peace, in his first season with the Knicks, is averaging 6.0 points and 2.4 rebounds a game, while Martin has averages of 3.7 points and 4.2 rebounds.

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More from ESPN.com:

It is unclear what the argument stemmed from. It wasn’t the only disagreement among Knicks teammates on Sunday.

MSG cameras showed Iman Shumpert yelling at Carmelo Anthony during a break in the game against the Pelicans.

Shumpert appeared to be upset at Anthony for a missed defensive assignment that led to a Ryan Anderson 3-pointer in the third quarter of the Knicks’ loss.


19 comments
DSM
DSM

2 of the worst thugs in recent NBA history and this is news?

WatsonRocky
WatsonRocky

yes. asap!! he's awful in every way possible. So selfish and egotistical. He doesn't make anyone better, he has to go before he leaves as a free agent....

leon1376
leon1376

With remarkably few exceptions, most New York City owners, coaches, managers, and players are not the sort of people normal folks would have anything to do with in our personal lives. The vast majority of these people just plain suck. Maybe there's some sort of cosmic sorting out mechanism at work here where only the most arrogant, egotistical, and incompetent boobs in America wind up in New York City. You'll notice that decent people with dignity, honesty, and class don't last very long in that pit. Take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. On one side list players with integrity who escaped New York City and burned their clothes after they did and on the other side, make a list of all the whiners, losers, belly-achers, cheats, and clueless boobs that got hired by a Gotham City team. And here's the kicker. New York City is like a state prison or a ship full of cutthroat pirates in that an atmosphere has been created where committed, hard-working  players would never go there, even if they were offered a billion dollars. Finding a player of high character in New York city is like finding a Salvation Army lass in a Louisiana brothel. The first question you ask yourself is, what the heck is she doing there? What the heck was Lin doing with the Knicks or Tebow with the Jets? That was just stupid. 

Boston_Mass_Sports21stCentury
Boston_Mass_Sports21stCentury

This is the worst decade to be a New Yorker. Knicks, Jets, Nets, Giants, Mets, Yankees, Rangers.. Can it get any worse? Yet this has been the best 10 years to be a Bostonian. New York has been cursed in Sports since September 11th,2001. It's True. Everybody in Sports fails & sucks at winning a Title with any connection to New York whether it's Buffalo,Syracuse or Northern New Jersey teams. The State in Sports has been cursed & the City in Sports has been cursed. 12 Teams with only 3 Title holders since 2000 while Boston has a quarter of those teams yet since 2001 won with as many Titles as all the teams in the NYC area combined. 21st Century Boston area rules!!!

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

Melo and Dolan were talking championship run back in September...LOL! The Knicks are a pathetic collection of broken down geezers and the most selfish player in the NBA. The coup de grace will be when the first round pick the Knicks gave Denver turns into a lottery pick. Is there anything more enjoyable than the fact that ALL New York area teams in ALL sports SUCK!

Rob14
Rob14

NY Knicks > or = A Hot Mess

Ron Scarborough
Ron Scarborough

you sign Artest...and Martin....you expect this...they are not exactly bright fellas


teenylouise
teenylouise

@leon1376 What's just stupid is your "remarkably" specious argument, and your idiotic bias against the most remarkable and exciting city in America. BTW New York is known as Gotham. Gotham City is a fictional city where Batman, and possibly, "cutthroat pirates" roam.

Philip10
Philip10

@leon1376 mariano rivera, derek jeter, cc sabathia, mark teixeira, david wright, eli manning, david robertson, lundquist, callahan, tavares, brodeur, and I could go on and on and on. Tebow is out of football, didn't leave here of his own volition ... and couldn't get a job with not one, not two, but three teams ... and jeremy lin would have gladly stayed if we had been willing to pay his outrageous salary demands.New England has had their problems (Ortiz, Ramirez, Aaron Martinez), Washington (Arenas), Baltimore (Lewis), Kansas City (Belcher), Indianapolis (World Peace again); LA (yes even Kobe); and on and on. Taking a small sample size and pontificating endlessly about it doesn't make you even remotely correct; ... while at the same time you ignore two of the greatest ambassadors of the game of baseball in it's 100 plus year old history ... who have spent their entire careers here.

M20
M20

@leon1376 Hilarious! Got any more where that came from?

nygiants56
nygiants56

@Boston_Mass_Sports21stCentury  I agree with others that fans of Boston teams have taken over the mantle for most obnoxious.  This is especially true of Patriot fans.  Constant moaning of unfair ways they lose games, how Belichick is greatest of all time, greater than Lombardi, Landry, Noll, Walsh, Shula.  How Brady is the greatest of all time.  How the Giants were lucky - TWICE.  Patriots haven't won it all in NINE years. Patriots fans are hands-down the most obnoxious.

M20
M20

@Boston_Mass_Sports21stCentury And this is why everyone now hates Boston sports fans. We used to root for you guys against the Yankees and such. Now y'all are even more insufferable.

sngfx
sngfx

@Boston_Mass_Sports21stCentury You couldn't be more of an example of everything wrong with boston and why people dislike boston sports fans if you were a Monty Python parody. I can't imagine anyone who knows you finds you remotely tolerable.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

@Boston_Mass_Sports21stCentury By the way, Mr/Ms? Uninformed, the Syracuse men's Div. 1 lacrosse and basketball teams have won a combined 5 national championships since 2001. The Sox sucked for 86 years so it's about time they finally achieved something. Add up all your sorry state's champions and you find you come up short like most other places. Keep trying though, you may get rid of your inferiority complex.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

Eli said to ask Brady and Belichick how it feels to have both his feet broken off in their rears. Twice. I got this "19-0 Greatest Team Ever" t-shirt, cap and DVD box set for sale cheap. Want to buy them? Bwahahaha.

Aaron14
Aaron14

@Ron Scarborough You lose 10 in a row when the owner thinks you should win the championship and you expect this