"I just don't know there's an excuse. And I say this as a father: knock on wood, if I'd lost one of my children, you know, the day of the game, I'm going to have the presence to contact the team and let them know of my situation. And it's got to be something of that magnitude in order for me to miss it," said Anthony, who contributed to four seasons as a Knicks point guard and advanced to the 1994 Finals. "But even if I missed it, (my team is) going to know I missed it. It's just petty and immature to approach it that way. And it was just shocking ... because I just couldn't fathom any scenario where he wouldn't - especially with the fact that he was at shootaround - wouldn't be there for his guys. That part was just shocking. Just really shocking that he didn't show up."