Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 3:10 pm  |  25 responses

Carmelo Anthony Bringing a Bodyguard for Rematch With Celtics in Boston

Two weeks ago, the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics faced off at MSG, and an epic tiff — that had ridiculous and costly consequences — erupted between Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony. Both men now claim that the beef has been squashed, but Melo isn’t taking any chances with Celtics fans in Beantown who might think about crossing the line. Anthony is taking a bodyguard with him for tonight’s nationally-televised rematch. Per the NY Daily News: “Carmelo Anthony has become public enemy No. 1 in Celtics Nation, which would explain the Knicks All-Star forward being accompanied by his own personal bodyguard as he ventured into hostile territory for Thursday’s game against Kevin Garnett and the Celtics. It is not uncommon for superstar players, Kobe Bryant for example, to have their own security detail. The Knicks employ two security guards that are with the team at all times while Anthony’s bodyguard occasionally travels to road games. [...] The reason for the extra security has nothing to do with Anthony possibly crossing paths in the hallways but rather the hostile crowd that awaits him at the Garden. [...] The NBA is extremely vigilant when it comes to protecting their players, especially since there are no barriers that separate the basketball court and the team benches from the crowd. During the Knicks’ celebrated playoff series with the Pacers in the 90’s and through the 2000 postseason, the Knicks would request extra security near their bench when the team played in Indianapolis. It is likely that the Knicks asked for a bigger security presence in Boston as well.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    it would be comedy if the body guard stayed within two feet of anywhere he went on the court

  • http://twitter.com/KWAPT KWAPT

    He’s wicked smaht. We’re looney here.

  • RunNGun

    Weak. Carmelo is the one who tried to confront Garnett after the game; not the other way around.

  • pposse

    if i was a boston fan every time Carmello touches the ball i’d make a ‘bzzzzzzzzzzzz’ noise

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

    He better bring an umbrella too because Boston fans are notorious for dousing opposing players with beer.


    I would love to see every boston fan dress in yellow and black tonight and everytime Melo shoots free throws they should sing the Honey Nut Cheerios theme song! The one and ooooooonly Cheerios (oh oh oh). Make it happen Boston. I could definitely use a good laugh

  • flows

    “He shook cause ain’t no such thing as halfway crooks..”

  • roscoe

    this is going to be must see… can’t wait.

  • pposse

    the best part about that would be what charles kenny and ej would have to say about it on inside the nba


    LOL, ur right about that! I cant wait for this game tonight. I just dont see Boston taking the high road

  • The Philosopher

    “Mean streets of Boston… mean streets of Boston… mean streets of Boston.”
    (M. Bruce Mathers III)

  • ChosenOne

    You just know Celtic fans will bring boxes of Honey Nut cereal into the arena tonight…

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    the bodu guard is gonna set screens

  • ChosenOne

    “He’s scared to death, he’s scared to look…. At his fckin yearbook
    Fck Cranbrook”

  • ChosenOne

    Nobody f*cks with Marshall. Ever.

  • Max

    Lol, Hidden as a ref!

  • Max


  • http://twitter.com/LuisBrownish Luis Moreno

    not surprised. its the same tough guy that punches then runs. lmao.

  • Comment_System

    he didn’t get it for KG though, he got it for the boston fans. Which I would too, their fans are notorious for being A-holes

  • MasterSplinter

    READ the article, not just the title RunNGun

  • robb


  • Guest

    so what? even mike tyson had a bodyguard

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Well, LeBron did have a drink poured on him last season after he destroyed the Celtics by himself in Game 6.

  • flows


  • danpowers

    what a nice game :)