Knicks exec to reporter asking about Melo video: ‘Get the f--- out of here with that’

2:52 | NBA
What Phil Jackson's departure means for Carmelo Anthony, Knicks' free agency prospects
Monday July 3rd, 2017

Knicks executive Clarence Gaines had no interest in discussing a video of him and other members of the front office laughing at a video of Carmelo Anthony working out. 

“I’m not commenting on that — get the f–k out of here with that,” Gaines said Monday when asked by a reporter about the video. The New York Daily News described Gaines’s reaction to the question as “angry.”

Gaines was attending a Knicks summer league game in Orlando on Sunday when NBA TV cameras showed him chuckling as he showed the video to general manager Steve Mills, assistant GM Allan Houston and others. Mills declined to comment on the video. 

Chris Brickley, a former Knicks development coach and Melo’s personal trainer, posted the video of Anthony working out on a Manhattan soccer field just before 2 a.m. on Sunday. 

Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Gaines was mocking Anthony but instead “was poking fun at Brickley, a close friend, and his New Hampshire accent.”

Gaines, who had previously worked for Phil Jackson with the Bulls, was hired by Jackson as an adviser before the 2014–15 season. 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.