Unless you live under a rock or don’t check Twitter, you’ve heard of the potential kerfuffle that threatened to derail Monday night’s basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics. Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett were trash-talking on the court, an age-old tradition in both street and professional basketball that is frowned upon but rarely turns physical. During the back-and-forth, it’s rumored that Kevin told Carmelo “your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,” and that’s when things went awry.

After the game, Carmelo Anthony is seen, flanked by the NYPD and his team’s coach, waiting outside the Boston Celtics van for Kevin Garnett to emerge. As Twitter and gossip blogs tell it, Carmelo was implementing the classic “I’ll see you afterschool by your locker” tactic to avenge his wife’s honor. Some people even pointed out Carmelo’s attire — a skully and Timberland boots — as proof that he was there to stir up trouble and possibly start a fight.

The truth is Carmelo’s intentions, and Kevin’s “Cheerios” comment, are pure speculation. We can surmise and come to our own conclusions about the scenario all day long, but there’s no proof that Garnett taunted Carmelo about Lala or that Carmelo was waiting to fight.

Some feel because of that lack of concrete evidence, Carmelo should not be punished. But the NBA disagrees.

Via The YBF:

NBA EVP of basketball operations Stu Jackson said about the suspension today: “There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game. 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.

The suspension comes as a surprise to Carmelo Anthony at least. He is quoted as saying: “If you just go off the actual facts of what happened, I don’t think anything will happen.”

He also claims he just wanted to have a conversation with Kevin: “I wanted to talk to KG [outside his bus]. I think it was something we both needed to get off our chest and see what really the problem was. No altercations, it was just some words and a conversation that we needed to have.”

What are your thoughts, Clutchettes? Are Carmelo’s actions worthy of a suspension?

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  • Val

    I just want to know if LaLa really tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.Lol

    • AM

      haha! Val. Stop irr!

  • Marisa

    I don’t think Melo should have been suspended because the people at MSG were able to diffuse the situation. KG saying something foul is not new its part of his game and Melo took the bait, maybe there is marriage trouble with him and Lala. Anyways if anybody should have put paws on KG its Tim Duncan, who KG said during a Mothers Day game Happy Mothers Day Mofo. Its common knowledge Tim’s mother died of cancer when he was 14. Anyways Melo should have just said back to KG did your jumpoff give birth before or after your wife lol.


    Some of the comments i read I think most of you just started watching basketball yesterday. Garnett always been an asshole trash talker and I love it. Garnett played in the era that involved doing whatever to win and includes getting into the opponent head. Man if mello was playing in the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000 to 2003, that negro would be doing 5 consecutive life sentences lol. Mj, rodman, bird, miller, Starks, Barkley, ben wallace, rasheed walllace, and most of those cats from that era said the most disturbing shit ever lol. I know a former nba player and he was like man these new players would have the arena looking like a surf contest cause they would be crying due to shit talking. What Garnett said is nothing compared to Denis rodman. Rodman would say the homo stuff to players and no one would wait for him after games. Mello is part of the new generation of basketball players soft, coddled too much by everyone, crying if they get bumped into, can’t take a mental challenge from anyone on or off the court, spoiled, think they deserve everything, sensitive, not tough, and just have a whole bunch of bitchassness in them. This is part of the sport so shut up complaining about or being in disgust in your comments. Watch the wnba instead.