NBA suspends Knicks’ Anthony 1 game for post game actions


In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, referee Tony Brothers, left, issues technical fouls to New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The All-Star forwards exchanged words during the game and Anthony clearly was affected. He said Tuesday he lost his cool after Garnett said things to him that he feels shouldn’t be said to “another man.” AP/Kathy Willens

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony was suspended one game by the NBA on Wednesday for confronting Kevin Garnett after the New York Knicks’ loss to Boston on Monday.

Anthony, who was angry about Garnett’s choice of words during a fourth-quarter altercation, went toward the Celtics’ locker room after the game and later waited for Garnett outside Boston’s team bus.

Anthony didn’t believe he would be suspended because he was just looking to talk to Garnett, not fight. But NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson ruled otherwise.

“There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game,” 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.

Anthony and Garnett received technical fouls with 9:03 remaining in the Celtics’ 102-96 victory, arguing with each other from the baseline to midcourt after a physical exchange on Boston’s previous possession. After the game, Anthony went the wrong direction toward the Celtics’ locker room in hopes of finding Garnett.

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,” Anthony said.

“It’s over with for me. Whatever happened last night, happened. The words that was being said between me and Garnett, it happened, can’t take that away,” Anthony added. “I lost my cool yesterday, I accept that, but there’s just certain things that push certain people’s buttons.”

Anthony said that the All-Star forwards eventually spoke and sorted out the matter.

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  • MaySenseBa

    That’s KG’s game, all the way.  He is a “monster” and doesn’t really even shake hands or lovey dovey with opponents.

    Melo’s been in the league too long NOT to know that.  Sana donate na lang nya sa charity yung one game salary niya.

    What an idiot.

  • CmdrAdobo

    Why are they paying these players that much? Basketball or any sports are supposed to be free. No wonder sports channels are expensive. Greedy.

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    8M din yun a

    • CmdrAdobo

       8M? What school did you go?

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

        naka ceiling ako or round-up..may patong pa kc may cera pa..wag ka masyadong magpakadalubhasa

      • CmdrAdobo

        Round off or ceiling with more than 25% and difference :)

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

        round-up/ceiling po, hindi round off..kahit .0001 tsaka d nyo b alam ako yung nagbibilang ng mga assets ni corona during impeachment hihi

      • CmdrAdobo

        I know whats the difference between the two. Im just presenting you the either round off or you ceil it, your numbers are still wrong.

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

        panalo ka na, mahirap magpaliwanag sa sarado ang utak..mataas ang pang unawa ko s mga katulad mo..nice try though..wag mo kc sagutin comment ko tapos iibahin mo pa..round off k ng round off dyan nakikibasas ka lang mali pa

      • CmdrAdobo

        aminin mo na lang mali calculation mo. then tapos ang usapan.

        ‘Oppss.. yeah, I am wrong calc’. Di ba ok siya.

      • Guest

        aminin mo lang kung anong school ka or kung may IT dept s inyo tanong mo kung may oracle client kahit sql+ or sql analyzer sila tapos ask mo yung programmer nyo then post mo dito yung sagot

      • CmdrAdobo

        I can do it in command line in perl, python, and Java using math ceil function and no need for bloatwares oracle client or sql analyzer or aqua data studio.

        Palusot ka pa.

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

        e magaling ka naman pala e…s current forex mo kc convert e sabi sa yo may cera pa..tsaka 25% b kamo e pag nag round-up ako e d tataas n piso yan unless naka million ako…tsaka talagang nagpapalusot ako hehe..bakit ako aamin e so corona nga d umaamin e hihihi

    • loweh74

      7m dude

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