New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony did not hold back in his assessment of the ailing NBA franchise, claiming the team is "dying".
The hapless Knicks have lost six straight games after succumbing 102-91 to the Washington Wizards on Christmas Day.
That defeat saw the Knicks drop to a 5-26 win-loss record, something Anthony did not expect when he rejected the Chicago Bulls in order to sign a new five-year deal worth $124 million before the start of the 2014-15 season.
"I feel what the fans are feeling," Anthony said.
"The fans are dying, we're dying. We're out there, we're not producing. We didn't expect, I didn't expect to be sitting at 5-26.
"So as much as I feel for the fans, I feel for us going through it, too. I don't expect nobody to feel sorry for us, I don't expect nobody to feel sorry for me."
Anthony added: "We have spurts throughout the course of the game where we are showing something, showing that we're getting it and we"re focused and we have the energy to go out and do it.
"But there are times where we show that we're not even out there on the basketball court... we gotta start trying to put a whole game together."