Carmelo vs. Garnett Fight Spills Over From Court To Locker Room To Bus.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett have heated words during the game and Melo comes through on his promis to catch up with him after.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Aren’t they all a little too rich to fight in the street?
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett got into it last night as the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 102-96. With nine minutes left in the fourth quarter these two had to be separated as they got into a heated shouting match. Anthony looked like he was more pissed at Garnett than Garnett was with Melo, but they both picked up technical fouls.
The fight didn’t stop there. Apparently Anthony got into another fight with KG when he waited for him outside the Celtics locker room. He promised to be waiting for the Celtics big man by their bus too and did just that (video below). I’m not sure what Melo was planning to do to Anthony at his bus, but i’m sure it would have been bad news for both all stars. As you can see in the video, MSG must have had about 50 security guards waiting there to make sure nothing went down.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers had this to say on the incident, “I’m going to let you all figure that one out,” he said. “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 just going to be quiet.”
The NBA handles fights off the court a lot stricter than the ones on the court. Melo could easily be looking at a suspension for his theatrics.
Garnett had this to say about the incident, “He’s trying to get his team to go; I’m trying to get my team to go. Both teams are colliding. Not to mention that it’s the Knicks and the Celtics. Just what it is.”