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Let the trash talk begin: Knicks/Celtics game Thursday means Garnett/’Melo rematch

Jan 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

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Keep your head about you, Carmelo Anthony.

Because you know that when the Boston Celtics host the New York Knicks on Thursday night Kevin Garnett is going to be running his mouth constantly. Like he always does. And he is going to pick at whatever wound he opened in the last meeting — the thing he said that had you waiting by the team bus to “talk” to him, a move that got you suspended.

And if he doesn’t say it, you can bet the Celtics fans near the court will. Loudly.

Carmelo said that he and KG talked on the phone and it’s all good between them now. Believe that if you want, I’m not sure it goes away that easy.

Boston is going to come out desperate Thursday because they need a win — they have lost four in a row and are 20-21 on the season. By all rights they should be looking up at a playoff spot, not be the 8 seed, but fortunately for them the bottom of the Eastern Conference is atrocious. Still, the 8 seed means Miami in the first round and nobody wants that.

The Knicks could use a win, too. They are 4-6 in their last 10 and suddenly the hot Nets (10-1 in their last 11), Bulls and Pacers are all within one game of knocking the Knicks out of the two spot in the East. The Knicks clearly are not the same without Raymond Felton running the offense and getting people involved via the pick-and-roll. One end of the floor seems to be off every game, the Knicks need a night of good defense and offense together for a change.

The game matters, it’s a big division rivalry.

But what we really want to watch is Kevin Garnett getting in the ear of Carmelo Anthony again.

  1. pellypell - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    In before the countless Honey Nut Cheerios comments.

    • j0esixpack - Jan 24, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      If Carmelo keeps his cool and keeps his mouth shut, no one knows about the supposed slam on his wife. If she’s looking for anyone to blame, she should take it up with ‘Melo.

      But given the fact that Carmello admits he was fasting at the time, I guess we might want to question whether he was just imagining references to breakfast cereals.

      P.S. – Kurt sure does know how to select a pithy headline!

  2. Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    I’m going to hate myself for even watching this game. We got jobbed by the refs AT HOME against these dudes, so I KNOW we ain’t gettin’ calls in Boston.

    • eddit13 - Jan 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      It’s six hours till tip off and we’re already complaining about the refs? Stop with the excuses. There’s nothing more infuriating than watching Melo and the rest of the Knicks stop everything to whine and point at their messed up head gear or whatever else.

  3. smoochytherhino - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    I guess tonight we find out if KG becomes a cereal offender.

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:49 PM


    • badintent - Jan 26, 2013 at 3:05 AM

      And the winner of the Honeynutt MAN OF THE YEAR IS Smoochytherhino !Well play sir !

  4. philtration - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    I hope they never play the games again.
    I am just happy to see all of the little girl, hair pulling, Twitter gossip nonsense day after day.

    What does Kobe REALLY think of Howard?
    Does Steve Nash think purple makes him look fat?
    Can LeBron make pancakes?
    Is Blake Griffin going to sing at the Super Bowl?

  5. drex1 - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    @smoochy haha brilliant…
    I doubt KG will say anything and finally be outed as the fake hard man he really is

  6. 00maltliquor - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Tonight’s Carmelo’s chance to double back with, “you’re mom taste like fruity pebbles, guess that’s why you’re so fruity!”.

    • money2long - Jan 24, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      melo’s son must’ve gotten extra allowance for writing his dad that joke

    • nbascreed - Jan 24, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      Wow…Joning-FAIL. You must’ve grown up in the suburbs? I haven’t joned seriously for 15 years and I could come up with 5 quips better than that.

      • 00maltliquor - Jan 24, 2013 at 5:10 PM


        It wasn’t meant to be clever, it was meant to go along the lines and level of what KG said last time to Melo, you know…”your wife taste like Honey Nut Cheerios”. Apparently you’re late to the party….

  7. dysraw1 - Jan 24, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    All that crap from the last game, really put a cramp in Melo’s. MVP campaign. don’t let that fool get in your head tonight. its gonna really take some next level play to get back in consideration stay a word you been throwing FOCUSED

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