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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been suspended one game without pay for confronting Boston's Kevin Garnett in the arena tunnel, near the players' locker rooms, and in the parking garage following Monday's game against the Boston Celtics.
"There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game," NBA executive vice president basketball operations Stu Jackson said in a statement. "Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday's game and therefore a suspension was warranted."
Anthony has said that he did not believe he deserved to be suspended.
"If you just go off the actual facts of what happened, I don't think anything will happen," Anthony said.
Here's Doc's thoughts on the suspension:
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From Comcast SportsNet New England:
The Celtics beat the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, but not without some extra fireworks.
Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony got into it a bit on the court, and that tension spilled over after the game.
Here's exclusive footage of Anthony waiting for Garnett and co. at the Celtics team bus.
I wonder if the league will...
After losing to the Boston Celtics at home 102-96 and putting on one of his worst shooting performances of the season at 6-for-26, Carmelo Anthony took his frustrations to the locker room. According to multiple reports, Melo left the court without shaking hands or staying for the Knicks team huddle and went straight towards the Celtics locker room where he waited and was was...
Kevin Garnett hurled fighting words at Carmelo Anthony during a Knicks-Celtics game
If you have not heard by now, Carmelo Anthony was pushed to his limits Monday night when Kevin Garnett allegedly made disrespectful remarks about Melo’s wife, La La Anthony.
Carmelo was seen standing outside the Celtics team bus “waiting” for KG to exit the locker room. Many...
New video has appeared which shows that Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett did meet up outside after Monday night's Knicks-Celtics game and looked more ready to tangle than just talk.
TMZ posted a video of Garnett approaching Anthony inside the Madison Square Garden tunnel where the Boston team bus was waiting and its pretty clear both men were ready to take it to another level...
The NBA is looking into a Monday night incident after the Boston Celtics/New York Knicks game involving Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett.
Anthony appears to have tracked Garnett down after the game and went screaming after him underneath the stands, near the Celtics team bus at Madison Square Garden.
The act was said to be payback for a double tech called on the duo during...
TMZ posted a grainy video of Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett, completely surrounded by security personnel, exchanging words near the Celtics team bus on Monday night. No, the words ‘Honey Nut Cheerios’ cannot be overheard amongst the yelling:
Carmelo Anthony's pursuit of Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will cost the New York Knicks star one game. The NBA announced that Anthony was suspended for Thursday's game in Indiana against the Pacers due to his actions following the Knicks' Monday loss to the Celtics. Anthony and Garnett got into an on-court tussle that resulted in a double technical foul in...
The Kevin Garnett - Carmelo Anthony feud was already headline news, but now KG's trash-talking exploits have come before the judgement of the ultimate media power: Stephen Colbert. Colbert gives a "Tip of the Hat" to KG for (reportedly) telling Melo that his wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios. He goes on to advocate more product placement be incorporated into players...
NY Knick Carmelo Anthony went 6 of 26 in last night's 102-96 loss to the Boston Celtics. And then he couldn't even catch Kevin Garnett's bus (vid via Nick Disalvo bwo Craig...
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Doc Rivers admits that NBA trash talking can get out of hand, but on Thursday he insisted that Kevin Garnett did not cross a line while chirping at the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony during Monday’s 102-96 victory.
Some reports emerging after the incident indicated that Garnett had made his talking personal, mentioning Anthony’s wife. Whatever he said, it clearly infuriated Anthony...
Pre Game News and Notes
Knicks vs Pacers: TNT,MSG 8pm
Throughout the season, the Knicks have shown an ability to bounce back from losses, going 8-2 following a loss and never losing three games in a row. They will look to continue that great play following losses tonight in Indiana, but it will have to be done without the services of Carmelo Anthony, who was suspended as a result...
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce blew a kiss to New York Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden after hitting a 21-footer to seal the win for the Celtics.
The basket by Pierce gave the Celtics a 6 point lead with 45 seconds left and put the game out of reach. Pierce led the Celtics in scoring during Monday night's 102-96 victory over the Knicks.
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CelticsLife Game Recap
Kevin Garnett: Did not make his usual impact tonight, but no starter did. He did play his usual great defense however, which was something positive about his night. It was good that Doc got to limit his minutes tonight, and it was great that the team could win without a lot of contribution from...