Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett got into an intense argument on Monday night in the contest between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. The two were hit with technical fouls, but Anthony kept jawing at Garnett for much of the game.
After the game, Anthony waited outside the Celtics team bus to confront Garnett, and was met by multiple security guards and Mike Woodson. The Knicks head coach reportedly convinced Anthony to leave the scene.
Several reports have suggested that the Knicks star got so heated because of comments that Garnett made regarding his wife, television personality LaLa Anthony. According to multiple news outlets, the Celtics forward told Anthony that his wife “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.”
When asked about the details of the confrontation, Anthony wouldn’t give specifics, but said that Garnett had crossed a line.
"It's certain things that you just don't say to men, another man," said Anthony. “I lost my cool. I accept that. But there are just certain things that push certain people’s buttons. You guys will never know what those certain things [are], and I would never sit and tell you what those certain things are or what was said, what was done.”
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Whatever was said on the court, the two men have resolved their issues. Anthony and Garnett reportedly spoke on the phone, and have moved on from the incident.
Anthony claims that he visited the Celtics bus so he could have a conversation with Garnett.
"I wanted to talk to KG. I think it was something that we both needed to get off our chests and see what really was the problem. It wasn't no altercations, it was just some words and a conversation that we needed to have."
The league is currently investigating the incident. There is a chance that Anthony could be suspended for chasing after Garnett when the game was over.
Garnett is well-known for his trash talking. He’s become infamous for once calling Charlie Villanueva a “cancer patient.” Villanueva suffers from alopecia, and has no hair on his head.