NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Before Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Metta World Peace and Kenyon Martin were involved in a heated verbal argument after a team workout.
According to ESPN, the Knicks teammates did not confront each other physically during the dispute. Both players are known for their volatile personalities.
World Peace joined the Knicks on July 16, 2013, signing a two-year deal. The Queensbridge native was famously involved in the “Malace at the Palace” brawl between the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons that spilled into the seats at the Palace at Auburn Hills on November 19, 2004.
Martin re-signed with the Knicks on July 25, 2013.
The pressure is mounting on a Knicks team that has lost nine straight games. Head coach Mike Woodson’s job security has been questioned throughout the Knicks’ 3-13 start. Reports have surfaced that the Knicks could be looking at Jeff Van Gundy as his replacement.
The Knicks have been constantly in-fighting throughout the season. There have been frequent blowups on the court and the bench. During Sunday’s loss, Iman Shumpert was seen on MSG cameras shouting at Carmelo Anthony during a break against the Pelicans.
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