Carmelo Anthony was seen waiting for Kevin Garnett by the Celtics’ team bus after the New York Knicks lost to Boston 102-96 on Monday night. That reportedly was the second time after the game that Melo tried confronting Garnett.
Melo and KG got into it during the game and received double-technicals for jawing at each other during the fourth quarter. The two were extremely physical as they were fighting for position with about nine minutes left:
The bad feelings between the two continued for the rest of the game. Melo could be seen cussing at Garnett with under three minutes left:
Anthony tried running after Garnett after the game ended to confront him by the locker room, according to MSG. Garnett reportedly said there was no altercation, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers seemed to indicate something happened.
“I’m going to let y’all figure that one out,” Rivers said according to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg. “I’m going to stay out of that. If it was the playoffs, I’d tell on him, but since it’s not, I’m going to just be quiet.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Anthony went after KG by the Celtics’ bus. NYPD officers, MSG security, and Knicks coach Mike Woodson were all around to make sure nothing happened.
Some Knicks players said that the game is more physical whenever the Knicks play the Celtics.
“Every time we play Boston it’s going to be a physical game,” Amar’e Stoudemire said via Al Iannazzone. “Garnett brings that intensity even when he was in Minnesota. He brought that same intensity. I’ve been playing against him for 11 years. It’s to be expected.
“We’re here in New York. We’re not going to let him come in and say and do whatever he wants. So we stood up to him tonight.”
I’m sure I’m not alone in finding it pretty amusing that Melo was trying to be a tough guy. You remember how quickly he backpedaled in his fight with the Knicks when he was with the Nuggets back in 2006?
Nice try, Melo. You’re not fooling anyone.
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