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Thursday And-1 links: More Carmelo/Garnett fallout

Jan 10, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

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Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points.

• The punishment has come down, Carmelo Anthony is sitting out the Knicks Thursday night game for going after Kevin Garnett post-game by the team bus — he “just wanted to talk to him” — after KG does what he does and said something that got under Carmelo Anthony’s skin. Allegedly a comment about ‘Melo’s wife La LaTyson Chandler said that what KG said crossed the line. Of course, what’s he going to say, he’s got to have his teammates back.

• Doc Rivers says KG didn’t say anything about Anthony’s wife. What’s Doc going to say, he’s got to have his players’ back.

Amare Stoudemire is just bad at defense, and here is the breakdown. By the way, it’s not even close to being all on Mike D’Antoni.

• Who has Steve Nash assisted the most in his career? Stoudemire. Who else could it be?

• A good look at the Clippers “Tribe Called Bench.” That depth is a real regular season advantage for the Clippers, but it will be interesting to see how Vinny Del Negro handles it in the playoffs when rotations generally shorten.

• Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of Jeff Green‘s heart surgery. Good to seem him just out on the court and playing.

• Former Grizzlies’ player Lester Hudson was arrested for reckless driving. From the Memphis Commercial Appeal: “Lester Hudson, 28, was seen driving his cousin’s car west on American Way when he slammed on the brakes and spun out in the intersection of Mt. Moriah, according to a police affidavit. Other cars at the intersection swerved to avoid a collision, officers reported. Hudson then allegedly smoked his tires, spun the car in a circle several times, and sped off northbound on Mt. Moriah.”

John Wall has jumped shoe brands to adidas (he had been with Reebok, which is owned by adidas). “I’ve enjoyed my time with Reebok and I’m grateful for everything we accomplished the last few years,” said Wall. “Now, I’m excited to return to the court soon and begin my new partnership with adidas. They’ve changed the game with new technology and style and I can’t wait to be a part of it.” Wall joins Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard and other under the adidas brand.

One Suns fan pleading with his team not to trade for Rudy Gay.

• In case you missed it, Gay doesn’t think he’ll be traded. I’d say “maybe not at the deadline, but…”

• Tracy McGrady has been suspended one game in China for criticizing officiating. His team was so pissed at the officiating they walked off the court with :28 left in the game. By the way, his team is 2-17.

• Linas Kleiza might well be cut next summer under the amnesty clause.

• The Heat waived Josh Harrellson but have re-signed him to a 10-day contract. Why? They didn’t want to have the guaranteed salary on the books.

• In one of those very Spurs moves, they are trying to reach a deal with Australian big man Aron Baynes. I don’t know anything about him either, but if the Spurs want him I bet he’s going to be good.

• An interesting interview on the lives of gay players in the NBA and NFL, living sort of a “don’t ask/don’t tell” life.

  1. misterchainbluelightning - Jan 10, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Hoping and praying for the day a NBA player just sucker punches KG and leaves him out cold of the floor

    • southbeachtalent - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      That would be hard to do, KG loves to do the “hold me back” routine. He only gets brave when there are 10 guys between him and his opponent.

      • andyhr17 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:15 PM

        Kind of like Carmelo Anthony going to “talk to him” at his team bus with cops and about 10 other people in front on him?

      • fanofevilempire - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:56 PM

        KG is a Douche, he called la la a hoe and said some other nasty stuff about Melos wife, who was at the game.

        I give it to Melo, he stepped to the bus by himself, that alone tells you this was serious.
        I think Melo has to leave it alone and handle it on the court in the next three meetings with Boston. It is tough to win without Melo but this may just send the team a message to the
        Knicks they have to keep their cool and play tough too. Let’s get Kenyon Martin, I like his

      • yoc19 - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:26 PM

        Dont let him in the kitchen if he aint paying rent my friend.

    • nycalldayz - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM


      Says the person behind his or her keyboard. Smh

  2. flyrocket31 - Jan 10, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Damn TMAC :/ i miss his high flying days. now it’s all bad things! He was so good!

  3. bill8600 - Jan 10, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    “Tyson Chandler said that what KG said crossed the line. ”

    But also said:

    “I don’t even know what was said because I wasn’t there when it all happened.”

    • beavertonsteve - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

      As opposed who the all knowing Doc Rivers who is certain KG didn’t say anything that crossed the line.

  4. gepsep - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    You all are pretty strange little people. Chandler probably didnt even hear what they were talkin about.
    The stuff about Melos wife came from a guy in twitter and it was meant as a joke that was immediately blown up.

  5. nokoolaidcowboy - Jan 10, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Had to laugh…you guys must’ve missed clicking on the link regarding Anthony’s wife. i don’t know if it’s appropriate given what the topic about his wife is to put this out there.

  6. paulhargis53 - Jan 10, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    KG talks trash, so he needs to get sucker punched? You guys and your ridiculous “he crossed the line” b.s.

    The only ones who know what was actually said are KG and Melo. Melo is now cool with it, why aren’t you tools?

    What a rediculous thing to get upset over, you fans moreso than Melo.

  7. nycalldayz - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    KG talks trash, so why are people pretending to be surprised? How can someone “cross the line” if we don’t know what was said between KG and Melo? Never understood that. Are people this ignorant and gullible to believe a rumor. A Twitter rumor of KG, allegedly insulting Melo’s wife, and people actually believe that. Look, KG has done and said perplexing things over the years, but I don’t believe these current rumors.

    I’m sorry, but I don’t know any sane man that would allow another man to insult his wife or family and not react immediately. Instead Carmelo goes to the opposing team locker room, showers, then bus. Charlie V, is another one. How do u let someone say, “you look like cancer patient” and not react violently? That’s all b.s., folks. I guess people will believe anything based on reputation.

  8. pastabelly - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    All he said was that Carmelo’s wife tastes like Honeynut Cheerios. Sounds like a compliment.

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