New York Knick’s Carmelo Anthony Tries to Confront Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett Outside Arena
According to a story by Ben Golliver on SportsIllustrated.com, the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony was anything but melo after a game with the Boston Celtics Tuesday night.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Celtics big man Kevin Garnett got tangled up in a series of physical sequences on the court. After the game, Anthony took his frustration with Garnett to the arena’s back hallways, waiting for his fellow All-Star by the Celtics’ bus after reportedly waiting for him outside the visitors’ locker room.
Video taken at the arena shows Anthony waiting by the Celtics bus with a number of security guards surrounding him.
The Associated Press reported that Anthony also made a stop by the Celtics locker room:
The Knicks forward went toward the Celtics locker room after the game to keep shouting, taking his frustrations from the court right along with him.
Anthony left without talking to reporters, and the Knicks wouldn’t comment on Anthony’s postgame trip in the wrong direction. MSG Network reported the incident, in which security had to step in and send Anthony back in the right direction, as it went to its postgame show.
According to Golliver:
The bad blood began with 9:03 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Celtics leading 82-78. Boston had the ball and the two stars jockeyed for position, getting extremely physical, but neither was called for a foul. The two then jawed back and forth as they came back up the court and were hit with double technical fouls.
You can check out the video below:
The NBA is cracking down on threats or intimidation against players by other players, so there is no doubt Commissioned David Stern and the league will take a long look at the incident.