Markelle Fultz thinks he can be NBA MVP as rookie, finds Lonzo Ball ‘funny’

Markelle Fultz has one message for Lonzo Ball: Bring it on.

The former Washington guard said he was amused by Ball’s claims that he was a better team leader, and expects their rivalry to continue when they are in the NBA. Fultz and Ball could be the two top picks in this year’s draft, and since they are both point guards, they’ll be linked to one another for much of their careers.

Carmelo Anthony, whose default demeanor is relaxed and easygoing, responded with anger and expletives of his own. For those accustomed to seeing Anthony live by his oft-used idiom, Stay Melo, it was jarring. Anthony’s R-rated rant essentially questioned the direction of the entire organization, according to sources. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis fired back, calling out Anthony’s effort on defense. Anthony responded again, but before things could devolve further, one Knick suggested that the players head back Cheap Giants Jerseys to the court and start warming up.

While it’s somewhat surprising to see Anthony lash out, it makes sense given his recent complaints. After the New York’s final game of the season Wednesday night, the forward wasn’t shy about saying he may have played his last game a Knick.

Anthony says he’d love to return to the Knicks, but ultimately understands the team wants to go in another direction. His recent comments makes it seem likely he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause.

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