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Report: Carmelo Anthony had to be restrained outside Celtics locker room after Knicks loss

Jan 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

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Things got heated between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett during the Knicks’ home loss to the Celtics on Monday, and apparently, Anthony wanted to continue the battle after the game was finished.

The two players received double technicals for their continued jawing with just over nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but they were going at it verbally both before and after the officials finally stepped in.

Anthony was still heated afterward, and multiple reports had him outside the Celtics locker room looking to continue the conversation.

From Al Iannazzone of Newsday:

MSG Network reported that Anthony was outside the Celtics’ locker room after the game and had to be restrained by security and some teammates. Mike Woodson wouldn’t comment on the report, although he did say: “As the game wore on, we just let things get to us a little bit. We can’t let that happen.”

Anthony, who left without speaking to the media, was hot in the fourth, and not in a good way. He continued to play physically and jaw with Garnett. Said Woodson, “I’m going to defend Melo, our player and our team. In the heat of the battle, you got to hang in there and you got to keep playing.”

There’s no doubt the league will investigate Anthony for these alleged actions, and if they find credence in the report, a fine and/or suspension will be on the way.

Zach Randolph was fined $25K earlier this season for similar actions against the Thunder’s Kendrick Perkins.

  1. kacapaco - Jan 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Melo is a brat. Knicks lost the game b/c of him. He shot 6 of 26 attempts and now want an excuse. Man up u wussy. Though not nice, trash talk is part of the game.

  2. woodyqq2 - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    KG is like a old Pro Wrestler. The older he gets the more Thug/Bad guy image shows. I’m surprised he hasn’t changed his name and come up with a wardrobe gimmick.

  3. lakerluver - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Forget Melo v. KG, I’d rather see bozosforall v. ph53! I’d pay money to see bozo rain left hooks down on little paulie’s empty noggin!! Prediction: bozo by k.o. in the 1st round!!

  4. t16rich - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    So what’s Melo going to do come playoffs and all the big men get a little more mean, like KG is?

  5. dysraw1 - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    This lost should be handed to coach Woodson he should have nip the pulled Melo who was not focus on the game. which made him null & void anyway

  6. infectorman - Jan 8, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    the voices with the Boston accents are still constantly swirling through Bozo’s head, threatening his Laker and Yankee heroes.

    Don’t worry Bozo, your meds will arrive within the hour. Don’t forget to take all 37 of them, every hour on the hour

    • bozosforall - Jan 12, 2013 at 2:43 AM

      Poor AIDSinfectedman…his pea brain is addled from the strain of the HIV virus rotting out his noggin. You shouldn’t have let all those men ream you out like that for $5 a pop.

  7. odojoe - Jan 8, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Yeah, Carmelo is going after KG, he probably wanted to slap KG with his panties. His big NBA fight, he landed sucker punch and ran away.

  8. ndrick731 - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    So all the Knicks fans want to talk garbage On the 40th anniversary of their last championship. Their second championship. How many championships do the Celtics have? 17.

    • florida727 - Jan 8, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      Usually when someone wins an argument, they just say “scoreboard!”, and leave it at that. Such a short term response. The Celtics don’t say, “scoreboard”. They say, “RAFTERS”. As in SEVENTEEN of those banner things hanging from the…. I’m not a Celtics fan, I grew up in Chicago, but in this case, ‘Melo, until you win something, just shut the “F” up. You haven’t earned the right to talk, yet. Maybe someday, but not yet, little boy. KG has jewelry. You do not.

  9. paulhargis53 - Jan 8, 2013 at 6:45 PM


    Under both screen names, you are 0-infinity against me.
    Your bozosforall moniker is a very weak knock off of my postings and your lakerluver moniker is the most plain out pathetic attempt at posting I’ve ever seen.

    Isn’t it about time for you to clean out your fellas cinnamon swirl?

  10. paulhargis53 - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    That’s right lakerluver/bozosforall. You have no response to me. Glad you realized your place. Good dog! Now go lay by your dish.

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