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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  147 responses

Carmelo Anthony Tried to Confront Kevin Garnett Following Loss (VIDEO)

The short-handed Boston Celtics eked out a tough win in New York last night, taking down the Knicks 102-96 in an emotional affair.

Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony jawed at one another repeatedly throughout the matchup, each earning a technical foul in the process.

The tension remained high after the game, as Anthony attempted to confront KG in the locker room and near the C’s team bus. With police officers, security personnel and Knicks head coach Mike Woodson intervening, eventually, cooler heads would prevail.

From CSNNE:

Celtics coach Doc Rivers had little to say when asked about Anthony approaching his team’s locker room after the Celtics win which extended Boston’s winning streak to three in a row. “I’m going to let y’all figure that one out. I’m going to stay out of that. If it was the playoffs I’d tell on him,” quipped Rivers. “But since it’s not I’m just going to be quiet.”

Garnett chalked it up to just a couple of players trying to do what they can to help their respective teams be successful in a tightly contested game. “Heat of battle, guys go back and fourth,” Garnett said. “He’s trying to get his team to go, I’m trying to get my team to go. Both teams are colliding; not to mention it’s the Knicks and the Celtics. That’s just what it is.”

Carmelo Anthony had himself a horrific night, shooting 6 of 26 from the field, and clearly got taken out of his game by Kevin Garnett’s words and antics. To make matters worse, he will likely face punishment from the NBA for escalating things after the final whistle.

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  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Most of these guys aren’t fighters. We all saw the Nuggets-Knicks fight when Melo was still a Nugget so we know he isn’t exactly willing to stand toe to toe and throw hands. Would have loved to have seen what happened when KG arrived. Probably just another heated discussion.

  • zogs19994

    MELO’S A NEW YORK HOODLUM!!!
    -
    ….MELO AIN’T BOUT THAT LIFE DOE
    I REMEMBER THAT “SLAP-AND-RUN”…

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Everybody knows that KG using trash talk to get in opponents heads. Very surprised Melo fell for it. Probably a combination of him shooting 6-26 from the field. But as a veteran you should know and not allow KG to get in your head.

  • danpowers

    the knicks got really good at playing basketball this season, but to take the next step they need to show more class, too. anytime teams get under their skin they blow off, especially melo. too much losing temper and whining to the refs. i really hope they learn to change that come playoff time. was positively suprised by the attitude jr smith showed during the game tho

  • vtrobot

    Been so many close C’s/Knicks battles during the past several seasons. ‘Specially @ MSG. Truth LOVING all the hate, etc. Great stuff. Nice rivalry of some pretty evenly matched teams (yeah, Knicks are getting better while the C’s are getting worse).

  • ENDS

    He ain’t about that life

  • danpowers

    true true. as if it was a scret b4 the game that kg would provoke his post opponents. falling to that was really childish

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Let’s also remember that Melo missed 20 shots last night. May have also added to his frustration.

  • Redd

    He was waiting to punch him and run, obviously.

  • roscoe

    and ppl wonder why every once in awhile a couple bad “nba fan” apples (ie young men typically) get into fights after games…

    wake up melo… you were a bad example for “dumb” fans waiting by the buss…

    you should make it clear, fans should not act like you, and you made a mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/vannshy vannshy

    this incident can easilly influence the MVP vote, the race is tight between Melo, Durant, Lebron (CP3 also ?), after this they might not want to vote for him.

  • Shifty

    Even though KG trash talks a lot and people jump on his back for it at least he knows when to leave it off the court. Glad C’s won, that’s three solid teams in a row now. Also that was one of the best games I have seen all season, two gritty eastern conference opponents going at it.

  • macaroni

    Lmaooo

  • RunNGun

    That’s typical KG for ya; an intense competitor. MELO fell for it…

  • Max

    CP3 most definitely belongs there.

  • http://twitter.com/vannshy vannshy

    yes, i mean if the Clippers finish with the best record in the L he has my vote.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Melo is not a realistic MVP candidate. Sorry dude.

  • Clos1881

    I love it we (celtics ) will be in the top 4 seeds by all star we’re a completely different team with Avery Bradley the Knicks do not want that matchup against the celtics.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    Should def know how to deal with KG by now. Beat him on the court. This was lame.

  • http://twitter.com/vannshy vannshy

    he’s putting the numbers along with the Knicks winning, it reminds me of AI back in ’01, who would’ve thought AI could possibly be MVP at the begining of that year ? No one, same as Melo here. I heard what you’re saying but for me he was a MVP candidate, before that incident.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    Yes he is… Most Volatile Player!

  • Max

    Knicks won’t finish with the best record, and that’s his only shot IMO.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Well, AI didn’t have 3 players that were clearly better then him that season. Melo is competing with Tim Duncan for 4th right now. He is a volume shooter, who is not very efficient. He’s a poor defender. Really, the only positive about him as the MVP is that he is the leading scorer among the top 5 candidates. Other then that, his team has a worse record, he’s less efficient, he has a lower PER, he’s a worse defender.

    .

    basically, the, “Melo is MVP” conversation, lasted 2 weeks. It’s dead now.

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    Proof —> http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/pcm_finder.cgi?request=1&sum=0&p1=anthoca01&y1=2013&p2=duranke01&y2=2013&p3=jamesle01&y3=2013&p4=paulch01&y4=2013&p5=duncati01&y5=2013

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    KG said Melo’s wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios.
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    I would have punched him in the throat. You don’t bring up someone’s family, even if you just talkin sh*t.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    do you even know what KG said?

  • At the moment CP3 is above Melo and maybe even Lebron…

  • Dymez

    C’mon, man… If it’s really that serious, we’ll see what’s up in a month. Both these cats will be in the same locker room, no cops, no security. But I’m sure it’s not that serious — not even a little bit.

  • roscoe

    h-n-c…. lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    Melo go home and get some pussy from LaLa, you KNOW you aint about that life. it looked good for Knicks fans and the camera though.

  • Ghost361

    People trash talk all of the time in the nba. I agree that Melo needs to stay more composed about this but think about it, what was said for him to take it to that level. KG is known for saying some reckless things on court (ie Villanueva and Anthony Peeler). Melo trash talks all of the time but I think something personal was said here that’s not bball relAted that incited that response from Melo.

  • Redd

    Wait seriously? Wow yea I always hated KG.

  • Key_34

    All this “can’t believe Melo fell for it” talk is funny. Melo didn’t fight him during the game, so what did he fall for? KG crossed the line obviously. Melo tried to see him AFTER the game, not during. You can say whatever you want during the game to get under someone’s skin, but you can’t be upset when you get ran up on after the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    LOL @ HNC. KG was clearly trying to get in his head and it worked. I mean, c’mon, KG made fun of TD’s dead mother and he didn’t snap and let it get to him on the court. Melo should have known better.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Tim Duncan HATES Kevin Garnett bruh.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah seriously.

  • Key_34

    And if what is rumored KG said about LALA is true, screw all that Melo punch and run talk. Fam is off limits. Hasn’t Melo knocked out dudes about LALA before??

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    and there is just no way i will ever find bringing up someone’s family funny

  • Redd

    Man..that’s just dumb of him & so disrespectful. KG is a punk..but Melo is too for that hit on Jared.

  • Troy

    I don’t hate this from Carmelo. It’s a little childish sure, but I think it sends a statement to the Celtics and the rest of the league: The Knicks are ready for war.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    I’m not sure how often KG guarded him in the game, but if this altercation and his shooting % were any indication, I would think KG did his job well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Well, yeah, it crosses the line. I just thought referencing HNC of all things was what is funny. But I feel like a lot of people say stuff like this to get opponents riled up (“I f***ked your girl, etc.). Its upto Melo to respond without letting his anger get the best of him, which is exactly what KG wants.

    Again, making fun of someone’s DEAD MOTHER was the absolute worst – this is nothing compared to that. I’m sure there’s been worse stuff said in the NBA then “your girl tastes like HNC”.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    what’s worse is not the point. killing someone with a gun isn’t as bad as waterboarding them to death, but you are still killing someone.
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    bringing up a guys family in any way shape or form is crossing the line. how a player reacts to that, is his own personal thing. I will never judge a person negatively for getting defensive about their family. Especially when their family has absolutely nothing to do with the situation where they were insulted.

  • airs

    How’d you find that out?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    people told me. Bryan Crawford initially. but i’ve heard it from a lot of people in the basketball community.

  • Boing Dynasty

    Melo grew up in West Baltimore, and stayed alive, just so that you nerds can quip fake-witty nonsense about “he aint bout that life” Life too cruel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    I know he does. He just didn’t go chasing him after the game and got all riled up during the game (as far as I know) and let it affect him to that point like Melo did. I’m using TD to illustrate that KG has said been harsher to others without them reacting. Shaq has said that TD was the one guy that people would always talk trash to (whatever that may entail) and he would just go back down low and score on them anyway.

    I don’t blame Melo for reacting, but I mean, trash talk is part of the NBA. I know he’s used to being buddy-buddy with most of the league, but KG is not that guy. KG wanted a competitive edge by taking the Knicks best player out of the game mentally, and it worked.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I will never judge a person negatively for getting defensive about their family

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    He’s so hood that he will sucker punch a man and back pedal away swiftly.

  • ThaWindy

    What..she does..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Exactly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Yeah, they’re not, but KG’s tactic wasn’t to get into a fight, it was to get into Melo’s head and bring him to that point. And it worked. The focus no longer became the game for Melo, it became his hate/anger towards KG and it seems it completely took him out of the game as a result.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    They are also ready for suspensions.

  • Redd

    And TD wins out.

  • Redd

    Exactly

  • Redd

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    I think the Peeler incident happened cause KG elbowed him first. He’s said worse to Charlie V and Duncan though.

  • Key_34

    AGREED

  • Comment_System

    none of yall are “about dat life”, stop saying it. You sound like a moron.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Not judging him myself. He’s justified to get mad, but that’s what KG wants on the court. Its head games – I’m sure KG could give a sh*t about Melo’s wife or TD’s mother, or CV’s cancer, or Calderon’s whatever, or whoever else he’s picked on over the years. He just wants to win by any means necessary, even if that means being an absolute d**k.

    I wish they would release a unfiltered on-court trash talk segment, I’d pay good money to hear that stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Which part?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    man you don’t get it. i know why KG does what he does. but….
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    I DON’T CARE IF THAT’S WHAT KG WANTED TO DO.
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    It’s wrong. – whether it’s mission accomplished or not, i don’t care.

  • Anthony Norman

    As a KG fan I find that hard to believe. KG always personified respect for the GAME. Such a comment disrespects the game via disrespecting your opponent. NBA fraternity is small, smaller w/ stars like KG/Melo. Talk about him, his game, his failures as a person & a man, his inability to perform, but targeting a man’s wife or mother…that speaks to your lack of character as a man.

  • Thawindy

    Maybe KG knows something we don’t. Maybe LaLa use to get it back in the day. Maybe one of KGs guys told him she taste like HNC. Maybe KG knows from first hand experience… Melos reaction makes me believe that’s there might be some truth to the real taste of nuts and honey…why else would he get so mad?

  • Guest

    Can you cross the line when trash talking or is everything fair game since it’s apart of the game? Just a thought.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You find this hard to believe? He talked sh*t about Tim Duncan’s dead mother. Told a guy with Alopecia he looked like a cancer patient. — this is actually mild for KG. but it’s still crossing the line.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    have you ever heard of Rules of Engagement?
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    cuz those apply to war.
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    this is a f*cking game.

  • pposse

    so u dont believe kg said to tim duncan “happy mothers day mothaf**” either? or charlie vilanueva openly admitting that KG called him a cancer patient?

  • shockexchange

    Of course you wouldn’t nbk. “… apologize for what Allen? The Shock Exchange that comments is Ralph’s son.” http://www.clicky.me/slamqa

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Unless Lala really tastes like honey nut cheerios, and Melo has reason to believe that KG knows that firsthand, there’s no reason to get that mad about that comment. To me that’s not out of bounds trash talk because its made up. Talking about something real and tragic like Duncans mom is out of bounds. “Ya girl tastes like breakfast cereal” is not.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i don’t find any of that funny either.

  • shockexchange

    It wasn’t meant to be funny … meant to show how you speak with “forked tongue.” You know Bryan Crawford bout as well as the Shock Exchange does. Stop it.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Lol – the comment about you – it is you, not like it was ever even refuted by your dad – was not “talking sh*t” – it was honest and relevant. I didn’t say, “Ralph’s wife smells like lemonade, so I don’t care about this book” – maybe try and understand the difference in context. .
    - And what are you talking about, concerning Bryan? I talk to him on twitter multiple times a week, and he’s who first told me, directly, what KG said. I didn’t say I “know” him. I don’t know what you are trying to pick a fight about.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    And, what if there is more to the “honey nut cheerios” part of it then just saying something to get to him mentally aggrivated? —- like say, Lala actually wears some perfume or somesh*t that does smell like Honey Nut Cheerios? – just a hypothetical example.

  • fruizm

    word?

  • RayJr

    KG was being nice compared to his usual trash talking standards and I don’t think there is a line for him to cross. Anything seems to be open game.

  • Max

    It must be so nice in the Eastern conference locker room at the ASG.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    This is what I mean. Its not even that bad of a comment. Like I said, people make “your girl” comments all the time, even on the playground. This is a juvenille diss and a juvenile response by Melo.

  • Anthony Norman

    Call me skeptical…I believe half of what I see & none of what I hear. Along with that though I wouldn’t be surprised. I’m just saying it goes against the publicized persona of KG for his trash talk to include personal cheap shots such as this.

  • Anthony Norman

    If he did say that, I agree absolutely, it crossed the line. (thinking about it) I honestly can’t say him saying that wouldn’t make me a KG fan anymore though cause I’m also a fan of KB24 & we all know he’s supposedly an a**hole personally.

  • roscoe

    talking about anyone’s family, religion, & or politics is not fair game according to me… its not good and always ends bad.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i am still a Kevin Garnett fan. a huge one. this stuff doesn’t change my opinion of them as player’s. and my opinion of them as people does not relate to anything i care about basketball wise.
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    my point is simply, “this crossed the line, he shouldn’t say stuff like that” – and that’s as far as i care to go.

  • Dutch Rich

    KG on life after basketball, in his own words.

    “I’m going to disappear”

    No $hit!!!!!!

  • shockexchange

    LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    thought so.

  • Brownjesus

    I say its all fair. You should be able to say anything you want to get into their head, but with the understanding they can do the same.

  • roscoe

    let me say after reading what “honey nut cheerios” was referring to… i don’t find that funny at all… sheeezz

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    Melo fell right into the trap KG set for him last night and cost the Knicks the game. He took about 4-5 bad shots in a row as soon as KG started egging him on.

  • Anthony Dixon
  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    people on the playgrounds typically aren’t married public figures, playing a game for millions of dollars a year either.

  • bike

    Melo kept telling himself ‘let my game do the talking’ but after going 6 of 26, he decided that old saying was just plain stupid.

  • phil

    Agreed. Talking about someone that has cancer or saying you slept with his wife is out of line and in poor taste. KG is a scumbag. I would’ve.took the fine and suspension after I broke how nose. Bet u he stops going over the line.

  • initbruv

    That’s not what your sister told me.

  • danpowers

    even if kg said smth like “i come to your house eat your children and f*ck your wife” if he ticks out and gets mad, he just lets kg succeed over him and this is what happened more or less

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    IT IS A GAME.
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    KG shouldn’t be crossing the line to make that distinction matter dude.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    The sport is still the same, and the concept of trash talking is still the same whether its on a playground or the MSG basketball court. Just because they’re celebrities now doesn’t mean that the subject of trash talk has to be different. I’m sure Melo has heard much worse on the court and off of it – and do you really believe that the statement in itself is that vicious?

    I mean, what do people think NBA players are saying to each other when they’re trash talking? Its not as if KGs going to be all polite when he’s trying to get into the man’s head.

  • danpowers

    sure, but he is a celtic so i dont care about him showing such a week character on court. as a knicks fan i just care about the knicks players and i wish they, or in this case melo, would show more greatness out there in this kind of situation.

    woodson shouldve just substituted kurt thomas for one minute to give kg a whooping, live with the 2 shots and suspension and put melo back out there

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it’s not the same concept.
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    Saying someone’s wife’s p*ssy tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.
    .
    (You work at Target or whatever. Another Target Employee from a different state tells you, infront of everyone (but quietly) at some Target sales by state competition, that your wife’s vagina taste’s like sushi.)
    .
    is closer to that ^.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    considering how Melo reacted, i’m thinking NBA player’s don’t talk about each other’s families on the court very often at all. they are professionals, that are paid by the same company, that are part of the same union. it’s pretty much expected that they treat one another with a level of respect.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i mean, the guy said something about Melo’s WIFE. i can’t really blame him for reacting. his Knicks jersey, and profession are second to his family. —- granted, you are right that he shouldn’t have reacted that way. but it really shouldn’t be surprising or disappointing that he did. most men would.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    That’s a completely irrelevant analogy. The concept of trash talking is not a part of Target (or any corporate) culture; however, It is a known and accepted part of basketball culture from the playground and up. Even in the professional ranks, we as fans constantly revere trash talking and chippiness, etc. So, now when we actually hear a taste of what is said on the floor, its too much?

    Maybe KG did cross a line by bringing his wife into it, but I mean, again, I’m sure much worse has been said on the court by NBA players. As I said in the other thread, I’m more impressed by Melo talking it out with him man to man and telling him that family stuff is off limits moving forward.

  • danpowers

    im not speaking about most men, im talking about greatness. in this case greatness in terms of character. its really hard to stay focused then, but who said being great is easy?

    i wasted many years of my life by being a violent piece of s***t. somebody disrespected people close to me and i wouldnt even argue back and beat the living sh*t out of anybody. with the experience and insight that this just makes things worse for anyone and doesnt even comfort the one’s for who you think you are fighting for. this is just about own pride.

    somebody pulling melos wife into such a thing like a hard fought game when things get serious is of such low character, that he couldnt even hurt her pride / grace from down there one bit. melo couldve also seen it that way. just saying i wish he had that grace coz as a fan im more concerned about his well being. now i kinda feel like i sound as if i was his mum lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    LOL – greatness of character is purely subjective. you realize that right? like i said, my opinion of Melo is not affected in anyway but how he did, or if he did not react to what KG said. Personal stuff, like family, is personal. None of my business to judge him.

  • The Philosopher

    What if Anthony had said something to Garnett, first? They were both mouthing off to each other, no?
    Anyways, Garnett was wrong to reference what a man’s wife may taste like. Anthony was incorrect in his reaction.
    But… it is fair game. In my opinion.
    If I am Carmelo Anthony, I am asking my wife some questions.

  • The Philosopher

    And isn’t that why Kobe Bryant attempted to assault Reggie Miller during a game?
    Didn’t Reggie Miller reference what Vanessa Laine Bryant may taste like, as well?
    That is what I had heard, at least.

  • GentlemanBandit

    I’m pretty sure Tim Duncan also hates Garnett’s guts, so now we have two NBA stars who don’t even pretend to like Garnett. Garnett certainly respects the game, I just don’t think he respects anyone on the other team. I’ve only watched him 5 or so times and that’s painfully obvious. The man’s a jerk, I have a lot of respect for the players who can go a full game without giving him a Karl Malone-style elbow “accident.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    When it happens to Kobe though, its hilarious.

    /SLAM board mentality

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    idk where my comment went, so if this is like a double post i apologize.

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    “The concept of trash talking is not a part of Target (or any corporate) culture; however, It is a known and accepted part of basketball culture from the playground and up.”

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    i hate to break it to you, but the concept of trash talking is the same concept as “giving someone sh*t” or any other form of banter. it is not just a product of basketball, that’s naive. and i also hate to break it to you, but coworkers at companies, like target as you are so focused on, do “talk trash” to each other. They are just not doing it while also competing with one another.

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    Now, onto you and this playground stuff.
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    The playground is more irrelevant than a work place, given the context of how the players should and typically do, treat one another.
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    - you show up to play basketball (playground + NBA)
    - you show up to do an activity for a sum of money – (work + NBA)
    - your ultimate goal is to win (playground + NBA)
    - you are performing your activity with the chief purpose of pleasing your customers (work + NBA)
    - you are expected to act professionally (work + NBA)
    - you are expected to respect your fellow employee/union member (work + NBA)
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    that leaves – Playground with 3 major similarities to the NBA and work with 4. whose point seems more relevant?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    and let’s also note, on a playground, as the result of trash talk, i have seen people get knocked out, and i have even seen a gun pulled. So i assume, we should not only accept, but expect this in the NBA then?
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    that should do it. but i assume it won’t.

  • davidR

    trash talking on a basketball court is another way of being competitive. in a work environment — target, you’re supposed to work as a team. there is no competition. i’m not seeing how target == nba

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    PLEASE, read the WHOLE conversation if you are going to try and correct me.

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    “(You work at Target or whatever. Another Target Employee from a different state tells you, infront of everyone (but quietly) at some Target sales by state competition, that your wife’s vagina taste’s like sushi.)”

  • davidR

    i would’ve flipped it on him. said thanks, then “cuz yours tastes like isht”

  • davidR

    so what if another employee says that while we’re at the workplace? i would know he’s just talking isht, and wouldn’t mean any harm in it. now, if the employee were to say that to me personally outside of the work place, then it’s a different story.

    i do however have a problem with kg talking about duncan’s mom. that was ufcked up

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it’s the guys wife. as i said, i don’t blame him for reacting. i don’t think he should have, i think he should have done what he did after the game. but that’s not reason enough to accept KG’s actions just because Melo shouldn’t have got mad.
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    Family is across the line to me.
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    That will never change.

  • davidR

    oh no doubt, me personally i don’t necessarily think what KG said this time was that bad, but he didn’t have to go that route. and i don’t blame melo for reacting, although i don’t think he shouldn’t have taken it personally

    like KG said, heat of the battle

  • Allenp

    Garnett said something about another man’s wife. That is out of bounds, I don’t care what anyone says.

  • Allenp

    I don’t think people’s spouses are regular conversation topics. These are all grown men with pride after all.

  • Allenp

    People who are all cavalier about comments about their wife either don’t really care about their wives or don’t have one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    “ur wifes vagina tastes like sushi” HAAAhaha

  • zogs19994

    WHY DID YOU COPY MY COMMENT YOU DlCK

  • pposse

    If Carmello did exhibit great character then the story of what KG said would have never leaked. No one on here would know what was said, and there wouldnt be 1,000,000 pictures/websites created of LaLa and KG as a honeybee.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Or don’t have any life experience around married men at all

  • The Mauve Avenger (Roll Tide)

    “Woah. Just take it easy man.” -Drake Parker

  • retloc

    I’ve definitely worked at places with production bonuses too, where there is direct competition between employees. The trash talking would get pretty intense back and forth between everybody. Anytime someone crossed the line and started talking wife mother etc it quickly escalated. You can say a dude bones down male prostitutes, but you can’t say the same thing about his old lady. That’s life.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Thank you. I just had an argument with some jackass on twitter who could not understand the idea of coworkers being competitive. Lol

  • retloc

    It most definitely is, I’ve beat up my best friend before because he kept insisting on calling my fiancee at the time a c***. She’s now my wife and he’s never said anything remotely disparaging towards her since{at least not in my presence or that I’ve heard},he’s actually thanked me numerous times for helping him pull his head out of his ass. And im talking laid the boots asswhipping, not some shoving bs. Ahh to be 19 and drunk again.

  • Chukaz

    I personally think it’s okay to talk trash. It’s part of the game. You do it in the playground, in HS, College, and the Pros. It’s part of the game. It’s like a jump shot, or a crossover. With that said, if you talk about someone’s family, you might get the crap beat out of you. That happens everywhere. From the playground to the pros. My only problem is that KG didn’t man up and faced Melo. I’ve been losing respect for KG for years now. When he was one of the top 3 players in the league, i understood his behavior. Now, there’s no place for his tough guy routine. When he was one of the best, he could back up his talk with his play. Now that he can’t back it up with his play I expect him to man up and get in a fight if he provokes one. All those f-bombs and fake intensity for no reason. There are disney kids that are tougher than KG at this point.

  • Mr_Beans_o_o

    Melo and KG both confirmed that it wasn’t family related

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    I respect you opinion, I just personally wouldn’t allow myself to get THAT worked up over something that simply isn’t true. I’m married, I play ball. If some dude trash talked me about my wife during the game, I’d probably just cuss him out and keep it moving. I just can’t let a stranger that doesn’t know me or my wife to affect me like that. I don’t think that means I don’t care about my wife, but thats just me.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Melo said it was something you don’t say to a man.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    I just never understand you guys that say KG should get into a fight with anyone. How many fights do we see in the NBA yearly? There are a billion games played, guys talk trash to each other presumably every night. NO ONE goes around punching trash talking opponents in the face. I would call Karl Malone a pretty tough guy. Dennis Rodman used to use every tactic in the book to get under his skin. Can’t remember one time where they got into an actual fight on the court.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    not the wifey or kids…

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    disgusting

  • Redd

    For the record, whoever thinks what KG said was ok with what he said, is an idiot.

  • Dutch Rich

    Just out of curiosity, did he say her punany tasted like Cereal? Or did he mean that she had Cereal smell on her breath when he might have pecked her last or was he referring to her overall body smell. Not that it makes a difference……OR DOES IT!!!! Because if he really said that her punny smelled like Cheerios they would have had to stop that game, and furthermore last time I checked eating out another dudes pum pum is not something median afro-centric men brag about. But then again we’re talking about a Nutcase in Garnett.

  • Dutch Rich

    General Mills rubbing hands. btw

  • Hursty

    Jalen Rose said in the Grantland podcast that he knew KG and Melo had spoken over the phone after this all occured, and they were ok now (to summarise).

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Have yall seen this?

  • danpowers

    then call it discipline. or take the common sense about the definition of greatness based on medieval ideas of knightliness, blah. you know what i meant anyway.

    leave that whole kg issue aside anyway, melo gets too carried away and complains too much as soon as things dont go his way. thats just a little thing of concern, besides that he has a great season and even though the knicks struggle a little bit lately, its still a joy to be in the knicks camp with melo being a big reason for that.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    like 2 months ago you were in here complaining about how Melo doesn’t get superstar calls…..now he complains too much?

  • danpowers

    one thing is how smbdy gets treated, the other thing is how he responds to it.
    edit: and by the way, it somehow looks to me as if he gets these calls now.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i just don’t understand why you think you should be able to complain about how Melo is treated, but Melo himself shouldn’t.

  • danpowers

    let me put it like that – i wouldnt mind if he complained about how players get treated in games he doesnt play in. like “hell no, i cant believe how the refs aint giving zach randolph any calls”. absolutely no problem with that. but when you play yourself, its all about attitude and leading by example. when i play i wont let my teammates go out there and emberass themselves by acting like b*tches. if they wanna complain and whine about calls they should go n play soccer

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that makes sense. as much as i don’t agree.

  • Roger Obianyo

    Havent you ever watched DWade stop and argue with the refs when he should be running back to play D? Its not the way forward…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i didn’t say i support player’s b*tching. i said i don’t agree with the idea that you should be able to complain about someone else’s situation and not your own.
    .
    i would rather people didn’t complain about the refs at all. because to me, it is a total, and complete cop-out.
    .
    i live in Phoenix, and feel this way.

  • Chukaz

    When Melo was going after KG, KG kept walking away. If he wants to do his tough guy routine, the least he can do is stand his ground. I’ve seen plenty of NBA players stand their ground and back up their words. We all know NBA players don’t know how to fight, doesn’t change the fact that KG’s like a lil chihuahua dog. He’s all bark, no fight.

  • jeff r

    kg is a straight up coward..always has been

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