Carmelo Anthony Appeals $176,000 Fine for Confronting Kevin Garnett

by January 24, 2013

With the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks facing off tonight, Carmelo Anthony says there’s no more bad blood between himself and Kevin Garnett. Melo just wants his money back from the NBA, which docked him $176K for his outburst the last time these two teams met. Per the NY Post: “After discussions between Melo’s agent, Leon Rose, and the Players Association, the decision was made to file within the 20-day allowable period, with the legal argument that the Jan. 7th episode was strictly a verbal skirmish. ‘In light of the circumstances, in light of the circumstances that it was not a physical confrontation, the suspension seemed excessive,’ union’s lead attorney Ron Klempner said. Following their on-court trash-talking episode, Melo twice tried to get at Garnett after the game, once in the tunnel and again by the Celtics team bus. Anthony was docked 1/110th of his $19.5M salary under the new CBA rules for one-game suspensions. Garnett got off scot free.”