Apperently Carmello Anthony felt like he didn’t get full value from his verbal altercation with Kevin Garnett during the fourth quarter of the Knicks 102-96 loss to the Boston Celtics.
In a scene right out of the WWE, Anthony sprinted toward the Celtics’ locker room after the game, hoping to have a few words – or fisticuffs – with the Celtics’ Power Forward. The only things missing were championship belts, entrance theme music and Jerry Lawlor.
Spike Lee was there, however, and is rumored to have been inspired by the scene, and is planning on incorporating it into his next joint.
Garnett, who had to feel a little like John Cena with people tryin to beat him up backstage and all, said everything was cool. “No, no, man. Just basketball. Just basketball.”
Doc Rivers shed a little humor on the subject, taking the opportunity to body slam Atlanta Hawks‘ GM Danny Ferry at the same time.
“I’m going to let y’all figure that one out,” Doc Rivers said when asked about the incident. “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 going to just be quiet.”
Ferry reportedly sent a video of Boston Point Guard Rajon Rondo accidently bumping into an official to the league offices, to which the commissioner suspended Rondo for Monday night’s game at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony did not make himself available to the media following the game, perhaps making some sort of deal with C.M. Punk involving “The Shield”.
Garnett and Anthony got physical with each other in the 4th quarter, both recieving technical fouls. Anthony didn’t want to let it go afterwards, taking swipes at the basketball Garnett was holding during a stoppage in play – and apparently didn’t want to leave it on the court either.
Anthony had to be frustrated after launching 26 shots at his basket and making in only six, an abysmal 23% shooting for a player leading the Eastern Conference in scoring.
Garnett tried to put it in perspective: “Listen, heat of the battle, man, guys throw back and forth,” he said of the physicality with Anthony. “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.”
Or maybe it’s K.G. and Melo squaring off for the title in the same arena where the WWE will be holding it’s annual “Royal Rumble” in less than 3 weeks.
Maybe they could invite Richard Sherman and all three of them have a go with the wrestlers in the pay-per-view event.
Anthony would surely get full value from that, plus a Brougue Kick, a Choke slam, a DDT, a fist from the Big Show…and smell what The Rock is cookin’…