Originally posted on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 1/10/13

TMZ has obtained “exclusive video” of the face-to-face confrontation — albeit with a horde of Madison Square Garden security staff separating the two NBA stars — between New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Boston Celtics big man Kevin Garnett. A skirmish ensued between the two veteran players during Monday night’s tilt at MSG, a 102-96 Celtics victory. Originally reported by Black Sports Online, tempers flared on the court after KG allegedly said that Anthony’s wife “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.” But the real fireworks ensued within the bowels of Madison Square Garden near the bus ramp, where video shows Garnett and Anthony engaging in a hollering match as security successfully keeps them at a safe distance from one another. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. The grainy quality of the video makes it difficult to ascertain at all what the two are saying to one another — although with a careful listening, a few choice and profane utterances can be gleaned from the audio — but the animosity and hostility that exists between the two is plainly evident. Tempers evidently cooled with time and Anthony, without saying exactly what KG said that caused the situation, told reporters following a Knicks practice that what Garnett did say was “something you just don’t say to men, another man.” And if what has been reported is indeed accurate, it’s easy to understand why Melo reacted in the way he did. Anthony also explained his motivation for seeking out Garnett after the game as follows: “My mindset and motive of going back there to see him at the locker room and seeing him at the bus, I wanted to have a one-on-one conversation with him and talk about it like two grown men.” He later insists that he did nothing that warrants any further intervention from the NBA, up to and including any suspension, saying, “Nothing happened for me to be suspended,” adding, “I wanted to talk to K.G. and I think it was something we both needed to get off our chests and see what really was the problem. There were no altercations. It was just words and a conversation we just needed to have.” True enough: If KG did tell Carmelo that La La tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios, Anthony had every right to seek the legendary smack-talker out postgame. Thankfully, it appears that the issue may resolve itself on its own and other than some festering animosity between the two, perhaps this will be the last we hear about the ugly scene. But why Honey Nut Cheerios? That’s one part of the story that is difficult to understand. Why not some other breakfast cereal? Don’t get me wrong, a nice, big bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios is a great way to start your day, it just seems like an odd choice. Although just imagine what would have went down if Garnett said Anthony’s wife tasted like some less savory and honey-sweetened cereal, say, something like Shredded Wheat or Grape Nuts, or even worse, Puffed Rice. Ugh. Does anybody else remember that stuff? Things could have gotten real ugly. [video via TMZ] TweetThe post New video of Anthony-KG postgame dustup, Carmelo says KG ‘crossed the line’ appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

This article first appeared on Sportress of Blogitude and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Grading the deal: Celtics, Cavs trade Kyrie and Isaiah Thomas

Jon Jones tests positive for steroids, reportedly stripped of title

Report: Bills have not made LeSean McCoy available in trades

Emmanuel Sanders involved in car accident on way to team facility

Old Isaiah Thomas tweet about LeBron goes viral following trade

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Reports: Cavs, Celtics complete trade involving Irving, Thomas

Report: Smaller-market teams support Pacers in tampering case against Lakers

Report: MRI confirms ankle sprain for Odell Beckham Jr.

Jason Garrett indicates Ezekiel Elliott could play this week

Chuck Pagano: Still no timeline for Andrew Luck’s return

VIDEO: 13-year old little leaguer hits massive homer at Braves stadium

The 'When the Doctor took the Big Apple by storm' quiz

BIG3 Referee Hotline: Calls routed from 1-900-MIX-A-LOT

The Indians are on a mission to make you pay attention whether you want to or not

15 college football coaches who are on the hot seat

Getaway Day: The playing field is leveling off as the wild-card chase takes shape

The 'Anquan Boldin calls it a career' quiz

Sports & Politics Intersect: Echoes of Charlottesville ripple across the sports world

BIG3 Playoff Preview: Can anyone stop Trilogy?

Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

Box Score 8/18: Reds and Cubs claw through a 23-run game

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Giancarlo Stanton won't stop hitting homers

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

BIG3 Referee Hotline: Calls routed from 1-900-MIX-A-LOT

The 'When the Doctor took the Big Apple by storm' quiz

The Indians are on a mission to make you pay attention whether you want to or not

The 'Anquan Boldin calls it a career' quiz

Getaway Day: The playing field is leveling off as the wild-card chase takes shape

Sports & Politics Intersect: Echoes of Charlottesville ripple across the sports world

BIG3 Playoff Preview: Can anyone stop Trilogy?

The 'Bye bye to the Beast Incarnate?' quiz

Why the SEC is not the best football conference anymore

The 'M! E! S! S! Mess! Mess! Mess!' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker