ORLANDO — In the wake of an awkward video circulating on social media, Knicks executive Clarence Gaines cursed at a reporter asking for comment, responding angrily Monday afternoon, “Get the f— out of here with that.”
Gaines, who represents Phil Jackson’s lone front office hire, was captured on NBATV sharing a cell phone clip with Knicks brass that has been alleged to be a Carmelo Anthony workout video.
Both Gaines and GM Steve Mills – along with other Knicks executives – then laughed at the video while in the stands at a Summer League game.
The clip on the Gaines’ cell did appear to be the same Carmelo workout video that began making social media rounds earlier same day, showing Anthony sprinting on a soccer field at nighttime while wearing a hoodie. However, it’s not certain that was the video shared by Gaines, or what was the context of the smirks and laughter from Knicks executives.
But a day later, there also wasn’t an attempt to explain what had become a viral video. Mills politely declined to comment and Gaines told the reporter his “get the f–k out of here” stood as his comment.
Gaines was the top advisor to Jackson, having previously worked under the Zen Master in Chicago. Despite Jackson being fired, Gaines has remained with the team during the Summer League in Orlando.