Things were getting physical during the second quarter of Friday night’s Knicks/Celtics game. With 4:44 left in the first half, Carmelo Anthony was whistled for a loose ball foul while trying to box out Amir Johnson. Both Anthony and Johnson ended up on the floor, but it was Melo who was called.
Tony Brothers, the 22-year veteran, made the foul call. Needless to say, Melo was none too happy. He continued to yap in Brothers’ ear enough to get hit with a pair of technicals. It was his first ejection in four years.
Melo’s wife, La La Anthony, came to his defense on twitter, saying that Brothers whistled Melo for the two quick technicals because he has a personal issue against Melo.