After the incident between New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett, owner Jamed Dolan took precautionary measures to try to protect his star. James Dolan placed recording devices at each end of the court to listen to talk between players during the game and to see how opposing players treated Carmelo Anthony.
Sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard the purposes of the tapes were to find out how other players were treating Carmelo Anthony and definitely not for "spying" on him.
The New York Knicks decided not to comment on the taping of the game but NBA senior vice president of basketball operations, Tim Frank, said there are no rules against the New York Knicks decision to record talk during the game.
It is obvious that the New York Knicks front office was upset and disappointed with the suspension of Carmelo Anthony and it seems like they are trying to send a message to protect Carmelo Anthony in the future.
Carmelo Anthony has been very clear saying he believed Kevin Garnett "crossed the line" and though the damage is done with the suspension, if any evidence of other players harassing the Kicks star was found that could be used to help end the trash talk and stop any future problems.
New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said he had heard of the recording but didn't pay much attention to it nor did he know much about it. Mike Woodson said "I'm distracted in other areas, and that's watching these guys run up and down the floor and play basketball."
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