What was the real reason that Carmelo Anthony went after Kevin Garnett following the Knicks vs. Celtics match up on Monday? KG reportedly told Melo that his wife Lala tastes like “Honey nut Cheerios,” while that’s unconfirmed, Melo did state that whatever KG said was something inappropriate for a man to say to another man. The two have since spoken by phone and “squashed” the beef.
“I lost my cool [Monday]. I accept that. But there are just certain things that push certain people’s buttons,” he told reporters. “You guys will never know what those certain things [are], and I would never sit and tell you what those certain things are or what was said [Monday], what was done. What’s done is done. Like I said, I accept that. I lost my composure [Monday]. For the most part, I’ve been very positive this season.”
“There’s certain things that you just don’t say to men, another man,” Anthony said when asked what KG said to upset him so. “I felt like he crossed the line.”
Lala has denied the comment was in reference to her. Lala was courtside with her BFF Loren Ridinger for Monday’s game even though there are rumors that she and Carmelo are currently estranged. Lala wasn’t with Melo on Christmas in LA and she also missed New Year’s Eve with him.
KG is a notorious trash talker. He made Big Baby cry on the bench before, allegedly wished Tim Duncan “Happy Mother’s Day” after his mother had recently passed and more. The idea that he may have tossed Melo’s wife in the mix isn’t too far fetched. And if the rumors are true about Melo and Lala having marital issues, you can certainly understand the heightened sensitivity.
“I just wanted to know what was being said, where was all that coming from. What was said on the basketball court, where was it coming from?” Anthony said. “I just wanted to have a one-on-one conversation with him, talk it out like two grown men.”
TMZ has unearthed more footage of the confrontation