It was until the flight to London that Carmelo Anthony found out about New York Knicks owner James Dolan ordering his staff to secretly tape his on-court conversations with opponents.
But once he found out, the All-Star forward wasn't mad. In fact, he found it rather amusing and maintained that he has a good relationship with Dolan.
According to a report Wednesday from Marc Berman of The New York Post, Anthony doesn't care about microphones on him, regardless of whether they're obvious or hidden:
"I don’t care about the microphones. I wasn’t aware of it. I found out on the plane [ride]. I don’t think the mikes are going to stop what goes out on the court. But it was funny when I heard it. No, I wasn’t upset. Not at all. I got an owner who looks out for me. You can’t beat that, an owner that protects his players."
As our own Rob Mahoney recapped, Dolan had asked a few of his employees to record on-court conversations between Anthony and opponents in the wake of Anthony's one game suspension that followed the in-game chatter going on between him and Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett earlier in January.