Carmelo Anthony Suspended One Game For Confrontation With Kevin Garnett

by January 10, 2013

Despite Carmelo Anthony’s best efforts to explain away his multiple attempts to get at Kevin Garnett for something he said on the court on Monday night, the NBA saw it fit to suspend him for the confrontation (which was captured on video.) Per the AP: “There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game,’ NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson said in a statement. ‘Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday’s game and therefore a suspension was warranted.’ Anthony will miss the Knicks’ nationally televised game at Indiana on Thursday and lose about $176,700 of his $19.4 million salary. Jackson said Anthony confronted Garnett ‘in the arena tunnel, near the players’ locker rooms, and in the parking garage.’ The incident by the bus, with New York police and Knicks coach Mike Woodson nearby, was captured on videotape. […] On Tuesday, Anthony said he was upset because of what Garnett said, though wouldn’t elaborate on what it was. ‘There’s certain things that you just don’t say to men, another man,’ said Anthony, who is married to actress LaLa Vasquez. […] Garnett was not penalized.”