Off-court leader thinks star player not getting fair treatment from offcials.
New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on for public criticism of officiating.
Woodson’s remarks came Thursday in an interview with ESPN New York radio.
He said New York’s Carmelo Anthony isn’t getting “superstar” calls, indicating he thought Anthony was treated differently by referees than stars such as LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
“Absolutely. And I’m not going to shy away from that, either,” the coach said. “I think Melo (Anthony) gets hit more than ever.”
Woodson specifically referred to a play late in the Knicks’ overtime loss to Indiana on Wednesday in which he thought Anthony was fouled, but no call was made.
“I’ve been at this thing 30 years and sometimes I’m starting to wonder what’s a foul and what’s not a foul,” he said.
New York are just 3-8 this season and have lost four straight games.