BOSTON – A few days later, Carmelo Anthony still is coming to grips with Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States.
Anthony, a vocal proponent for months for social change in the country, had spoken earlier this week about his and other children being “afraid” of the election results after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
“I think everybody is kind of still in this daze right now, pinching themselves and asking, ‘Is it real?'” Anthony said before getting ejected from Friday’s blowout loss to the Celtics at TD Garden. “It’s going to take time for everybody to just understand and fathom the fact that we have a new commander-in-chief, that particular person at the helm of our country right now.
“It’s going to take time for everybody, for it to sink in. Right now, it’s a surreal feeling. Even the more that you watch the news and read the clippings, it still doesn’t seem real.”
Willy Hernangomez indicated he now understands about never helping up opponents after teammate Brandon Jennings pulled him away and then admonished him after the rookie big man attempted to reach out to Brooklyn’s fallen Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on Wednesday at the Garden.
“(Jennings) came to me after the game (and said) ‘You can help nobody on the other team on the court. It’s the game,” said Hernangomez, who scored eight points Friday in 24 minutes. “After the game, you can go do dinner with friends, but during the game you can do nothing with the other team. I learned about that. I’m not going to help anyone again in the game.
“In Spain, we know every player there. Someone fouls (an opponent) hard, you try to help him. Not here. Not anymore.”
Al Horford missed his fourth straight game for Boston with a concussion, but the $113 million center went through an individual workout before Friday’s game and believes “it’s a really good sign” that he will accompany the Celtics on their upcoming two-game road trip. “I just have to be patient,” the four-time All-Star said. Forward Jae Crowder (ankle) also remained sidelined for Boston.
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