George Karl Destroys Carmelo Anthony In New Book, Calls Him A Selfish Spoiled Brat Who Never Wanted To Play Defense
There’s no love lost between George Karl and Carmelo Anthony.
In his new book,”Furious George”, the former Nuggets head coach ripped Anthony into shreds for having a poor attitude on the court and refusing to play defense during his time in Denver.
Via The NY Post
Carmelo was a true conundrum for me in the six years I had him,” . “He was the best offensive player I ever coached. He was also a user of people, addicted to the spotlight and very unhappy when he had to share it.
George Karl wrote he was frustrated with Carmelo Anthony’s lack of interest in defense
“He really lit my fuse with his low demand of himself on defense. He had no commitment to the hard, dirty work of stopping the other guy. My ideal — probably every coach’s ideal — is when your best player is also your leader. But since Carmelo only played hard on one side of the ball, he made it plain he couldn’t lead the Nuggets, even though he said he wanted to. Coaching him meant working around his defense and compensating for his attitude.”
Karl also had some interesting thoughts about Carmelo’s teammates, J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin.
Karl also took aim in “Furious George’’ at former Nuggets, and ex-Knicks, J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin. He branded the trio of Anthony, Smith and Martin as “AAU babies’’ — akin to “the spoiled brats you see in junior golf and junior tennis.’’
Karl wrote Anthony and Martin not having fathers in their lives became a detriment to their personalities.
“Kenyon and Carmelo carried two big burdens: all that money and no father to show them how to act like a man,” Karl wrote.