Wednesday , Mar , 04 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

George Karl: Carmelo Anthony Crossed the Line

Carmelo Anthony’s checkered reputation took another hit.

The two-time Olympian served a one-game suspension Tuesday night handed down by the Denver Nuggets because coach George Karl tried to put him on the bench and he refused.

"In my mind, that crossed the line," Karl said.

Anthony wasn’t with the Nuggets when they played on the road against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.

"I saw him yesterday. I didn’t see him today," Karl said before the Nuggets’ 100-95 loss. "I’ll spend some time with him tomorrow. I think he’s traveling with the team. I heard he was going to be on the plane."