Carmelo Anthony: Sixers fans said ‘unacceptable’ things originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Carmelo Anthony told reporters on Thursday night that Philadelphia fans said “unacceptable” things during The Lakers’ loss to the Sixers.
According to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times, Anthony told reporters that fans call him “the boy”. Wells Fargo Center security kicked out a fan with seven minutes a second left in the fourth quarter.
Anthony told reporters: “It is like. “Some things have been said. Unacceptable. I’m amused by raving fans, fans who talk rubbish, cheer for their team, boo another team – I’m all for it. But when you cross certain boundaries as a man, that’s what you’ll see. … I’m sure the people responsible will take care of it accordingly, deal with it accordingly. My job is done when it comes to that. ”
Joel Embiid ran to the sideline in an attempt to help. He doesn’t know what the fans say.
“I’m not sure,” said Embiid. “I was just trying to calm the situation, because they were constantly back and forth. I really just want to go home and finish the game. That’s why I want to calm the situation, so that we can play and go on.”
Anthony notes that the comments he hears would be off-limits in any given situation.
“It’s not up to me,” he said of the potential fan penalty. “I have no control over that. … Sometimes you try to play through it, play through the speakers, but that’s just fun and games. I’ve been doing that for 19, 20 years. Coming here especially, it’s a great place to come and play and I know how the fans are here.
“But there are some things you don’t get to bring to any kind of sporting event. There are some things you must not tell anyone. If I was out and about and ran into you and you said those things to me, it would be a completely different story. But again, it’s out of my hands. However they want to play it, they will play it. ”
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