Carmelo Anthony brands Knicks a 'laughing stock'

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Carmelo Anthony has pulled no punches in his assessment of the New York Knicks' season, with the six-time All-Star having claimed that the franchise are currently a 'laughing stock'. 

The Knicks enjoyed an enjoyable 2012/13 campaign, boasting the NBA's third-highest offensive rating on their way to a deep playoff run that was eventually ended by Paul George and the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

'Melo himself also had a fine season, winning his first scoring title with a spectacular average of 28.7 points per game.

Hopes were high around Madison Square Garden that the Knicks would enjoy further success this time around, with the experienced head of Metta World Peace and exciting draft pick Tim Hardaway Jr. joining the likes of Anthony and defensive lynchpin Tyson Chandler in the Big Apple.

However, things have not worked out that way so far. The Knicks, along with their cross-city rival Brooklyn Nets, have been pitiful of late.

Mike Woodson's men, who lost 103-99 to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, sit rock bottom of the Atlantic Division with an utterly putrid 3-13 record.

And Anthony, who joined the Knicks from the Denver Nuggets in February 2011, is obviously not hiding from such a poor start.

"It's on TNT? I didn't know that," Anthony was quoted by the New York Daily News speaking about Thursday's clash against the Nets.

"I didn't know that. That's fine. I don't care about that. We are the laughing stock of the league right now. It's nothing to hide. We are.

"So that's why it is a big game for us. Do I like being laughed out? Hell no. I don't like that feeling. But it about TNT and them guys mocking us…they got to do their jobs and we've got to win. That's the only thing I'm focused on," he added.

Thursday's clash between the Knicks and the Nets was initially supposed to be a contest between two rivals competing for supremacy at the top of the Eastern Conference.

However, with the Nets having gone 5-13 themselves, it pits together two sides short on confidence who are both desperate for a win.

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