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KG vs. 'Melo

Postgame Clash

THE VIDEO

1/9/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has obtained exclusive VIDEO of the postgame screaming match between Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony following Monday night's Celtics vs. Knicks game ... and it's clear both guys were ready to fight.

The incident went down in front of the Celtics team bus inside Madison Square Garden -- just a short time after things got physical between the two NBA superstars on the court.

In the video, both men can be seen yelling and approaching each other aggressively as security scrambles to keep them apart.

It's unclear exactly what the guys were saying to each other -- but we definitely heard someone use the n-word a couple of times.

Eventually, security was able to separate the big men ... and KG boarded the team bus.

After the game, Anthony told reporters it all started when Garnett spewed some trash talk during the game that "crossed a line."

"There’s certain things that you just don’t say to men, another man,” Anthony said.

He later explained, "We both have an understanding right now ... that situation was handled.”

For the record, Carmelo is 6'8", 230 lbs ... and KG is 6'11", 250 lbs. So, we gotta ask ...

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16.

royalredus    

KG seems scrappy. I think he could take it.

596 days ago
17.

happypat35    

Kevin told Melo that his wife, Lala, tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios...Was he trying to get Melo started and then subsequently ejected from the game?

596 days ago
18.

Sassy    

Kevin G is actually known as THE WORST trash talker and he does get under your skin in order to mess up your game on the court.


But wives, kids and mothers should be off limits with trash talking.

Granted, what he said wasn't a diss on LaLa, but you don't go telling any man his wife tastes good. I totally agree with Melo saying there's things you just don't say to any man.

596 days ago
19.

Enlightened    

More sad proof that no matter how much money or success they have, the vast majority of black men will never stop being clowns and court jesters for white people, forever putting on a public c@@n show, never reaching the point of eloquence and maturity that permit REAL mean to have a civil, PRIVATE discussion to settle their conflicts. And by all means, keep using the same foul, vile word your great great grandfathers were subjected to when they were sold as animals on the slave black -- N!gger. You know, the word that is only used "affectionately" between black people? Gee, call me crazy, but I'm having a difficult time discerning the "affection" between these two athletes. BLACK MEN WILL NEVER BE RESPECTED BY OTHER MEN UNTIL THEY BEGIN TO RESPECT THEMSELVES. Your ancestors would be ashamed of you -- your language, your behavior, your inability to evolve as other species have. Dogs are less rabid than some of you are. In the name of all that is holy, put down the balls, stop playing the rap music for five minutes, and OPEN A BOOK!

596 days ago
20.

floygayweather    

I can still remember Carmelo the Melo scker punch a guy and run like chicken to their bench back in 2010 when he is still a nuggets. what a coward. KG will make him a rag doll

596 days ago
21.

NoseySOB    

You're a douche

596 days ago
22.

Phoenicks    

If Lala really does taste like Honey Nut Cheerios, she'd be the hottest woman on the planet.

596 days ago
23.

fastdriver    

As far as I'm concerned, they are BOTH LOSERS! Grow up! Spoiled, overpaid goofs!

596 days ago
24.

Johnny Carcinoma    

Very chippy game, but KG got into 'Melo's head and he wins by default. 'Melo had a really off night and following KG into the visitors' locker room was a completely stupid move. I'm a Knick fan, but KG won this by a mile.

596 days ago
25.

DoubleA    

And the racist comments begin in 3, 2, 1....

596 days ago
26.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

No matter what the reason was, they both need to calm it down. A lot of trash talk goes on during games, so what's new?

596 days ago
27.

crispgolf8    

Classic nba players acting tough knowing damn well nothing is going to happen

596 days ago
28.

Evan Benz    

At the very start - crack me up !!!
You got KG on one side and Carmelo on the other side and they are both surround by a bunch of Lilliputians.

596 days ago
29.

Patti    

first off who ever took that video should be fired. Can't they hold the friggin camera still.

596 days ago
30.

Luke    

The only way Melo wins a fight is if he hits the guy from behind and then runs. Melo has never.. NEVER, had a face-to-face fight. Never a man-to-man fight. He's douche' and a kitty cat. He's a scoring machine but that's it. Not all all tough. The only reason he "tried" to confront KG is because he knew he would never make it to him. But he also knew the camera's would be on him making him feel tough.

596 days ago
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