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Carmelo Anthony

SUSPENDED

for Post-Game Clash w/ KG

1/9/2013 3:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Knicks
star Carmelo Anthony has just been suspended for one game -- WITHOUT PAY -- for confronting Celtics player Kevin Garnett Monday night ... in an epic expletive-filled standoff.

TMZ posted the video ... showing 'Melo waiting for KG in the arena tunnel at Madison Square Garden ... after the two had been going at each other during the game.

'Melo had said KG insulted him on the court and said things that "crossed the line." There are reports that KG said Anthony's wife "tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios" ... but neither player has confirmed exactly what words were exchanged.

According to the NBA, Carmelo will serve his suspension on January 10th when the Knicks face the Pacers.

A rep for the league released a statement, saying, "There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable to confront an opponent after a game."

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73 COMMENTS

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46.

helloitsme    

KG was way out of line but Melo should have ignored it.

588 days ago
47.

SeeSomethingSaySomething    

Come on. It's not like he was laying in wait with a steel pipe. Also, t could've been much worse. He could've full on decked him in the court. NBA shouldn't condone this, BUT they should look into punishing the no name guy too. You just don't cross the line into talking about a man's wife or family.

587 days ago
48.

Mikool    

Ppl are obviously missing the point it had to be more than just that C'mon. Talking trash is apart of the game but certain things need to be addressed. If you are a man you should understand.

587 days ago
49.

DaveT    

I used to freakin' love Honey Nut Cheerios, wake up Saturday morning and neighbor friends come over or go to friends and munch on cereal while watching cartoons. Puts Honey Nut Cheerios on shopping list.

587 days ago
50.

Deeny    

I think the suspension is huge overkill. Nothing happened. Kevin was equally guilty. And Carmelo has to miss out on thousands of dollars for this??!!!

587 days ago
51.

SoWhat    

If you want to really punish these whiney brats that do crap like this or get arrested or whatever it is, you need to do a hell of a lot more than a one game suspension without pay, that's pocket change to these guys and they couldn't care less about it. If they get arrested, no matter what the charge is they should automatically get a one year unpaid ban and depending on what the reason is for the arrest they would get banned for longer. For something little like this it should get something like a whole month long unpaid suspension. Maybe then if they actually make the penalty worthwhile they'll change their stupid behaviour.

587 days ago
52.

glaaniiTonio    

KG plays that mental game like a lot of greats do in every sorry. It add much a mental game as it is a physical. And Honey Nut Cheerios are delicious! If anything it was a compliment. If he was dissing her he could've said something about her crazy eyes. Lol

587 days ago
53.

glaaniiTonio    

*sport not sorry.

587 days ago
54.

glaaniiTonio    

*it is... ****ing auto-correct

587 days ago
55.

tattedgem    

Bitch move on KG

586 days ago
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