I have no idea why pro tennis player CoCo Vandeweghe was asked for her opinion on Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, other than the fact that her uncle is former NBA player and GM Kiki Vandeweghe, but I sure am glad it happened.
Here’s what Vandeweghe had to say, via the New York Daily News:
“I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft,” Vandeweghe said, after her second-round, 7-6 (5), 6-4 victory over Karolina Pliskova. “And now this is just my own personal opinion. I think he is soft. I don’t think he has a killer instinct in his eyes, at least this last year.
“And I also think he needs people around him that have that killer instinct, because then that brings it out of you,” Vandeweghe said. “And with him taking such a high salary, I think that kind of handcuffs the Knicks in being able to get those types of players that are getting big contracts. There’s no way around that.”
How will Carmelo respond? Hopefully with a follow up to this incredible tweet:
Contract the Knicks.