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Carmelo suspended one game for trying to confront Garnett

Jan 9, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

Nothing really happened. But that was more than the league wanted to happen.

So the NBA league office has suspended the Knicks Carmelo Anthony one game for trying to confront the Celtics Kevin Garnett after the game between their teams Monday night.

Anthony and Garnett were often matched up on the court, particularly with KG defending ‘Melo. At one point they earned double technical. Garnett talks a lot of smack on the court, a seeming constant flow of it.

At one point Garnett said something that got under Anthony’s skin, something Anthony said later crossed the line. Anthony wanted to confront KG about that and was even waiting outside the Celtics bus after the game because of it. Anthony and KG later spoke on the phone and cleared the air.

That crossed the line for the league.

“There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game,” said Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations, in a released statement. “Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday’s game and therefore a suspension was warranted.”

Anthony will sit out the Knicks game against the Pacers Thursday night on TNT.

I get where the league is going with this. Don’t love the suspension, but I get why they need to draw that line. But this really comes back to Anthony needing to let it go in the first place. KG talks a lot of smack, he tries to get into your head. If he does it’s on you, not him.

  1. thenmoveback - Jan 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    He’ll spend his day off eating honey but Cheerios.

    • saint1997 - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      haha i would never leave the house if I were him, just get me some honey nut all day long

  2. chucknorrissinspiration - Jan 9, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Somebody needs to “stop snitchin”

    • badintent - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      You mean” snooping ”
      Don’t be sonning too, CP3 gonna blow a fuse.

  3. earoyce - Jan 9, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    KG is the biggest scum bag in the league.

    • andyhr17 - Jan 9, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      You don’t get suspending for saying a comment that gets under someone’s skin. You get suspended for trying to confront them in the parking garage.

    • infectorman - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:37 AM

      right, blame the player who didn’t wait around until the school bell rang and tried to find his antagonist in the schoolyard.
      Right! I get it! Makes alotta sense

  4. cantonbound13 - Jan 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Daddy Stern making sure the Heat get home court advantage through the playoffs.

    • andyhr17 - Jan 9, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      Yes, because the New York Knicks are a threat to win the #1 seed in the East….

      • saint1997 - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM

        they are second…

    • badintent - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

      Someone woke up his bitch Stu and told him to do some work, he’s a piece of work himself.

  5. 13arod - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    you know camerlo is having a temper this season and is geting injured alot he needs to cool it

  6. clownsfan - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Bullish!t. I’ll enjoy the NBA much more when Stern is dead.

    • andyhr17 - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Yeah, Stern is really ruining the game by handing out a ONE game suspension to a guy who went to go fight a player on the other team after the game.

      • saint1997 - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:23 PM

        he wasn’t gonna fight him, he was just going to talk…

      • rtfinch - Jan 10, 2013 at 8:16 AM

        I hope that’s sarcash, and what would’ve happened if KG said something Melo didn’t like in the parking lot?

  7. davidly - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Typical. A microcosm of the friggin’ nanny state.

  8. mode10114 - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    trash talk is part of the game man, as long as its not personal and out of bounds… MELO should be cool, trash talk is part of KG’s game…

  9. mode10114 - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    MELO keep cool man, u better than that ur kind of hyper this season just do ur thing let ur game talk, ur a good one… KG is KG talking is part of his game…

  10. somekat - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    lol, I think I broke a record for thumbs down when I said this would happen

  11. pastabelly - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    KG is a big trash talker. Anthony needs to be better able to handle it. Big deal, KG told him his wife tastes like Honeynut Cheerios. He could have said worse and has.

    • badintent - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

      Garnet’s hoe taste like chitlings. Pig intesines anus end.She ‘s so short she gets the Beer can on the head award. Let him hear that when he walks off the court losing again in the playoffs,this time to the Knicks. His little head frozen solid in those nasty Minnie winters for many years.

      • charlescub80 - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM

        First hand experience? You sound like someone who enjoys pig anus.

  12. mdac1012 - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    What was he going to do when he got to Garnett? Carmelo is the same tough guy that sucker punched Mardy Collins in the face a few years ago and then ran to the other side of the court so he wouldn’t get hit.

  13. eagles512 - Jan 9, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    He got off easy

  14. boondocksaint224 - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    KG has a beating coming, and has deserved one for a long time, from a lot of guys for crossing the line with his crap. Melo should have his man card revoked for not beating him on the spot. If someone talked about my wife like that, he’d be crapping out teeth. Both guys are soft as baby thighs, though, and all it was ever going to come down to was a contest to see who could look more like they were going to do something before the other backed down.

    • rtfinch - Jan 10, 2013 at 8:20 AM

      Cool, so you pick a fight, KG lets you hit him. You get kicked out of the league and KG is still getting a paycheck. Who got the better of that altercation? Melo has to keep his head, when your personal life is that public and easy to access, you have to know someone is going to try to find your short fuse.

  15. paulhargis53 - Jan 10, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    If trash talk throws you off your game, you’re pretty weak minded.

    If it provokes you to violence, you’re an idiot.
    Who really cares what someone says about your mom or wife?
    KG knows how to push buttons. its been proven over and over that it works, why would he stop? It’s a psychological advantage. It happens in all sports, get over it.

  16. wakiash - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Any of you numb nuts ever graduate high school or learn to spell??

  17. johnflenoil - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Mello has been playing ball too many years at different levels to take Garnett seriously. If he thinks about it,I’m quite sure he’ll recall times he has done the same thing. Garnett was just “jawjacking”. It’s what ballers do.

  18. badintent - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    Nice history post. Our college coach was Ed Rucker, he coached both the U of Cinny and the Royals with the Big O. Went to school with his son and daughter, nicest people you ever met.They were so happy to go to school in Florida after living in those nasty Midwest winters.

  19. badintent - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Freaking PBT posted this on wrong clip. Rats, this is Kurt ‘s fault !

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