A “like” by Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams on a comment on an Instagram post critical of Carmelo Anthony is said to have been an accident, a team spokesman told ESPN.

On a post featuring four Thunder players — Adams, Anthony, Russell Westbrook and Paul George — with the caption “Who’s more valuable to OKC?” Adams liked a comment that said “All of them except Melo.”

Adams contacted Thunder PR early Monday morning from New Zealand to make them aware of the situation, saying it was an accident made while scrolling through his feed, blaming his “fat fingers.”

Anthony, who just turned 34 a few days ago, has a $27.9 million player option to remain with the Thunder that he can either pick up or reject by June 29. Anthony was inconsistent in adapting to a new role with the Thunder in 2017-18, scoring a career-low 16.2 points per game on a career-low 40.4 field goal percentage. Following the season, Anthony expressed frustration with his role, seemingly setting the table for an exit from OKC.

“I think everybody knows that I’ve sacrificed kind of damn near everything — family, moving here by myself, sacrificed my game for the sake of the team, and was willing to sacrifice anything and everything in order for this situation to work out,” Anthony said of his season with the Thunder. “So it’s something I really have to think about, if I really want to be this type of player, finish out my career as this type of player, knowing that I have so much left in the tank and I bring so much to the game of basketball.”



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