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Carmelo Anthony brought extra security with him to Boston

Jan 24, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

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A number of the NBA’s elite stars have personal security guards — Kobe Bryant is the most noted but a number of them do.

Carmelo Anthony does, and heading to Boston and a rematch with Kevin Garnett — they didn’t exactly get along well on the court the last time they faced off back on Jan. 7 — Anthony and the Knicks have beefed up security, reports the New York Daily News.

But it’s not for KG, it’s because of concerns about the Boston fans.

Celtics fans are some of the most passionate and sometimes crude fans in the league. Throw in the fact that Anthony has the words “New York” stitched on his uniform as well as the controversy of Jan. 7 and you have the ingredients for overzealous crowd….

“That’s basically what we’re going to get,” Raymond Felton said. “We know it’s going to be hostile. There’s going to be a lot of crazy things thrown at us…not objects but words.”

The trick for Anthony is not to let the words get under his skin this time.

There will be extra security for everything else

  1. dacapt704 - Jan 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Melo ain’t stupid…he remembers what happened to Paul Pierce. If they’ll do that to one of their own players, some nut job would gladly go after Melo

    • skids003 - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      I thought Melo was a tough guy, oh wait, yeah, he’s the one who sucker punched somebody in Denver and ran.

  2. dysraw1 - Jan 24, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    If all the controversy is over why beef up security

    • jetstizzi85 - Jan 24, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      Because the Knicks and Melo are traveling to the Boston fans home now.

  3. fanfatrick - Jan 24, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    “That’s basically what we’re going to get,” Raymond Felton said. “We know it’s going to be hostile. There’s going to be a lot of crazy things thrown at us…not objects but words.”

    I wouldn’t be so sure there Felton… Vegas has odds of honey nut cheerios being thrown onto the court at -150.

  4. Gordon - Jan 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Chanting “Honey Nut Cheerios!” is gonna be tough to pull off.

    • southbeachtalent - Jan 24, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      Now that would be classic..

  5. chicagofan - Jan 24, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    He is bringing more security to keep himself from going after KG ,when he talks about Melo’s mama this time?

  6. sabatimus - Jan 24, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    Gee, I feel more secure already.

  7. jnoah13 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    bean-town is almost as bad as philly. bunch of thugs.

  8. giantssb42champs - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    At least they can’t heckle him about his brother dying in a motorcycle accident.

  9. starks3 - Jan 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Statement game for both teams if they win. Time to ride out Knicks Tape!!

  10. walterwhite1976 - Jan 24, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    I can’t say a fight with Garnett would end up good for Melo…

  11. badintent - Jan 25, 2013 at 1:29 AM

    Can’t be any worst than having over 100,000 drunk , stupid , nasty Vancouver hockey fans go after the Boston Bruins bus after they won the Stanley Cup ! Even the players later admitted that they were scared looking out at that mob from their window seats.Can’t blame them.

  12. patssteelersorgiants - Jan 25, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    He should bring Ray Lewis along in case any stabbings need to be covered up.

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