RJ Barrett responds to Carmelo Anthony’s criticism

RJ Barrett laughed off Carmelo Anthony‘s criticism with a bit of self-deprecation.

Asked about Anthony’s verbal outbursts from his “7PM in Brooklyn” podcast last week — which included comments that Barrett is “just a bland player” and “you don’t know if he’s going to get four [points] or 26” — the recent Traded former Knick responded: “I think it was fun.

Because the next day I had four stitches. The game before I had 24, so he was almost right. … He IS a Hall of Famer, man.”

Barrett, was referencing his four-point night on Jan. 12 against the Jazz, which came between games in which he scored 24 points apiece.