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Carmelo Anthony says the Knicks are the 'laughingstock' of the NBA

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New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is not mincing words about his team's 3-13 start this season.

“We are the laughingstock of the league,” Anthony told reporters, according to the New York Daily News. “I mean, it’s nothing to hide. We are."

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The Knicks play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening on TNT, a game that will be analyzed by the outspoken Charles Barkley, among others.

Anthony seems to be preparing himself for the worst.

“Do I like being laughed at? Hell, no. I don't like that feeling,” he said.

The Knicks have lost nine games in a row, their worst skid since February 2006.

“I agree with him,” the Knicks’ J.R. Smith said of Anthony's words. “Right now we do [stink]. I think everybody in this gym would agree.”

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