New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony has been suspended 1 game by the NBA for his confrontation with Kevin Garnett.
Anthony attempted to confront Garnett following Monday's game at Madison Square Garden.
"There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game," NBA executive vice president basketball operations Stu Jackson said in a statement obtained by ESPN on Wednesday. "Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday's game and therefore a suspension was warranted."
"There's certain things that you just don't say to men, another man," Anthony told reporters Tuesday.
"It’s something you just don’t say to men, another man,” Anthony said following the incident, according to the Daily News. He doesn't think he deserved the suspension, however. “Nothing happened for me to be suspended. I wanted to talk to K.G. and I think it was something we both needed to get off our chests and see what really was the problem. There were no altercations. It was just words and a conversation we just needed to have.”
Garnett allegedly told Anthony, "You're wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios," during the heated Eastern Conference game, Black Sports Online first reported. Neither Anthony nor Garnett has confirmed or denied whether the "Honey Nut Cheerios" rumor is true.
After the supposed "Honey Nut Cheerios" jab, speculation flew that Vasquez cheated on Anthony with Garnett, according to the New York Post. A source told the Post that "La La has never slept with Garnett," but said she and Anthony are living separate lives.
"Guys, you know how this works," Rivers added. "You know how this works, a guy does something crazy like Carmelo did, and the way to get of trouble is to say someone else said this. It happens all the time. And what bugs me about this is that this is not a Kevin Garnett issue. And it was made into one and it shouldn't have been made into one."
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