Former Nuggets players fires back at George Karl for his comments about them

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Former Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl had some choice words for some of his former players. He blasted players like Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith in his new book titled “Furious George.”

George Karl blast his former players

In an excerpt from the book published by The New York Post, Karl called Carmelo Anthony the “best offensive player” he has ever coached. However, all the compliments stopped there as he threw Anthony under the bus.

“Carmelo was a true conundrum for me in the six years I had him. He was the best offensive player I ever coached. He was also a user of people, addicted to the spotlight and very unhappy when he had to share it,”

Karl also blasted J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin for their childish behaviors. He blamed the behavior of Martin, and Anthony, to growing up without a father. As for Smith, the 65-year-old head coach used the word “posse” to describe the people surrounding and distracting the mercurial guard.

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Kenyon Martin, J.R. Smith and Reggie Evans fires back at George Karl

It did not take long for the players to respond to their former head coach. Kenyon Martin and J.R. Smith, as well as former Nuggets teammate Reggie Evans, fired back to Karl. Martin ranted on Twitter while Smith and Evans’ posts were simple and on point.

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Carmelo Anthony takes the high road

As for Carmelo Anthony, the former Nuggets superstar took the high road. He was asked about it after Thursday’s win over the Orlando Magic and he hopes George Karl found happiness in writing his book.

“I just hope that he finds happiness in what he’s doing. His book, hopefully, will bring him happiness. I’m past being disappointed,” Anthony said, via ESPN.

“It’s irrelevant to me. It’s irrelevant at this point. The truth of the matter is everybody else is kind of speaking up for me from their own experience. So I really don’t have to speak on it,” he added.

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