Melo Suspended One Game


Carmelo Anthony has been suspended for one game without pay for confronting Boston’s Kevin Garnett in the arena tunnel, near the players’ locker rooms, and in the parking garage following the Celtics at Knicks game Monday, the NBA announced.

“There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game,” NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson said. “Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday’s game and therefore a suspension was warranted.”

Anthony traveled to Indiana Wednesday with the team, but will serve his suspension Thursday when the Knicks play the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

He will be eligible to play Friday night against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden.

Garnett reportedly said Anthony’s wife, La La Vasquez, “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,” but Anthony wouldn’t say exactly what was said.

Anthony said Tuesday he didn’t expect to be suspended.

“Nothing happened for me to be suspended,” he said. “I went, I wanted to talk to ‘KG.’ I think it was something that we both needed to get off our chests to see what really was the problem.

“It was no altercations, it was just a word in confidence that we needed to have. We move on from here.”

Here’s Melo talking about it Wednesday:

 

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61 comments
bob
bob

Awe man 10 more days

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

I can't believe Mahela Jayawardene is retiring from Test.  He's only 37 and tied for sixth on the record run scores list.  I wonder if he's considering coming to MLC to bolster the international popularity.  Perhaps Bassett and company can find some room between the World Cup, NBA, MLB, and WNBA to make a few cricket predictions.

williamg1
williamg1

@Joey Cimino I don't think we should stop at having him replaced. We should consider tar and feathering. Possibly quartering. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Ceifus Hornswoggle

I only know one thing about cricket:


Hank is a lifelong fan of the Rajasthan Royals, but ever since they fired head coach Prajeet Samulamangini and replaced him with that brash loudmouth Paddy Upton, he's been following and rooting for the Chennai SuperKings and the Royal Challengers Banagalore pretty heavily.


Bangalore hasn't won anything in years, but this is the year they finally break through, you guys.

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@a57se I'm really curious about this myself. Historically Rex has seemed very reluctant to pull his starter, IMO. Granted, he didn't have Steve Young sitting on the bench behind Sanchez but still...there were a couple of games I can think of off the top of my head that we may not have lost if Sanchez had been pulled. Now we have an undeniably competent backup which may make the leash shorter, but it's also debatable how much say Rex has in who starts. So...it'll be interesting to see. Hopefully Geno plays well enough that we don't get to find out how short the leash is.

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@a57se 

As per his federal probation guidelines, Vick can't go within 1000 yards of anything on a leash, so Geno's safe.

bob
bob

@a57se 

My guess if they loose 2 games in a row and their getting their butts kicked in the 3rd game maybe they turn to Vick my best guess.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se That's a tough question. If his overall play is better and he makes a few crippling mistakes late in games, I think you give him a little longer leash than if he's losing those same games while also playing poorly. 


I think he has probably a 3-game leash, as long as Vick is healthy. 


If Vick gets hurt, Geno's leash keeps getting longer. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@williamg1 @Joey Cimino

I'm sure there's some medical researchers somewehere who could use a live subject on which to test vaccines against communicable diseases.

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@tsjc68 @Ceifus Hornswoggle 

I'd like to RESPOND but I'm afraid my comment will mysteriously get DELETE?!!  Right Bent?  You continue to post LIES and REFUSE to answer my SIMPLE question.  If Upton is such a GREAT HIRE then why is Mr. Samulamangini bashing the entire roster DOWNGRADE??  And it doesn't bother you that billions of Indians live in POVERTY??? DOES IT?  Or are they not DARK SKINNED enough for you to CARE?  

MORE LIES?  MORE?  NO FOUL LANGUAGE BENT!!!!  So why is this comment awaiting MODERATION before I even posted it?

Brendan
Brendan

@Joe/Orlando It'll be interesting to see how that plays out now that they have a legitimate QB backing up Geno. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but it's something to look out for nonetheless. 

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @a57se 

Rex wasn't hesitant to bench him in his rookie season. So I think he's likely to have a pretty short leash, especially considering the higher quality of QB we now have on the bench in Vick and Boyd. 

Joey Cimino
Joey Cimino

@tsjc68 @williamg1


Well I will say this...since I joined this crusade yesterday...We have added close to 150 signatures; 229 in total since Chris M. started this petition on July 9th. 


I am going to try to get as many signatures as I can in the following weeks, and then I will start contacting ESPN and The New York Jets media department and will apply pressure that way. I visit these blogs every day as part of my morning routine (like many other die-hard Jets fans), and have no problem pasting that petition in the comment section. I am tired of reading his articles that are designed to antagonize and ridicule our fan base. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent Well, the thing about Jayawardene is ...


[falls asleep]

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@Brendan @Joe/Orlando Yep, that's the biggest difference this year, IMO. Instead of the decision being "Our starter is a horror show, maybe this other guy will be better" we now have a guy who if he has to go in, we should basically know we're going to get competent QB play, at the minimum.

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit But was it really that short? Geno struggled for weeks before that happened. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Joey Cimino Good luck, dude. But you will need thousands and thousands, so get the word out any way you can. Perhaps you can tweet it at a bunch directed at #JetsTwitter and some of the blogs to see if you can get a RT. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Joe/Orlando @Brendan

I think Rex is generally reluctant to pull his starter for a backup and then suddenly much, much less reluctant to do so the first second that that backup stops being a horribly bad football player.


Give Rex no option, and he'll soldier on.  Give Rex an option, and he's much more willing to try something new.

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @juunit 

He got benched, what, three times? I'd say that's a pretty short leash. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@a57se @tsjc68 @Ceifus Hornswoggle 

Who in your opinion is funny?  I have heard much about who is not funny, but I would be intrigued to know who would make the cut.


My guess: Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Sam Kinison

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Brendan He was benched three times:


Once after he threw a pick six on the first series of the fourth quarter, once after the third quarter and once at halftime.

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit I guess where we are differing is I don't count the two games where he got benched for a series or a couple of series as "being benched." I look at that to mean more that he was benched before the game was a runaway laugher so the team could try and win it. IMO, those were "mercy killings," so to speak. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@Brendan @juunit 

"mercy killings"


There's a Vick joke in there somewhere.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@a57se

Who does?  Who does amuse you?

That was the question.

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@a57se @Bent @juunit @Brendan The games Smith was benched were:


Week 8 against the Bengals, early in the fourth when the score was somewhere around 42-9.


Week 11 against the Bills, again in the fourth when the score was 34-7.


Week 13 against Miami was the one where he was benched at halftime and the score was only 6-0.


I'm with Brendan in that I think the first two benchings "don't count" because they were in blowouts where he was left in long enough that the game was obviously lost when he was pulled. The more interesting one to me was the Miami game because that was the only time in Rex's history that I can recall where he pulled the starter when we still had a chance to win.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@a57se @tsjc68 

I was just thinking Texas/country comedy(Kinison was just out of left field though).


So I guess we need to start quoting more Chan and I am guessing that "Blazing Saddles" would possibly quallify as humorous. 

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se I can appreciate Chan's movies, the fact that he does his own stunts, how he's great at physical humor....but that's the first thing you think of when you think "humor"?

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@Bent @a57se @Joe/Orlando @juunit @Brendan Wow, I forgot about both of those games. The McElroy one I really should have remembered because it was more recent and of course we came back to win. But I have to admit, I have no recollection of the Brunell one. That would definitely count as well against my belief that Rex has been a little slow at times to pull his starter. I still think there's a few games we could have won if he had a quicker hook...namely, Buffalo in 2009 when we were winning and Sanchez threw five picks, and the Tennessee game in 2012 when I think (*shudder*) even Tebow could have won us that game at the end as the Titans were desperately trying to let us win. But anyway, there are some examples counter to those instances that I forgot about.

Bent
Bent moderator

@jsadolph I will make an effort to quote more Chan too.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Joe/Orlando @Bent @a57se @juunit @Brendan


Joe - the Brunell game was a meaningless game on the last day of the season with the Jets already in the playoffs.  They gave Sanchez one series and then brought Brunell in to mop-up.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @Joe/Orlando @juunit @Brendan It was 2010 btw so he is listed as starting 16 (in most places, anyway).


In 2009 he only started 15 because Clemens replaced him for one game (a win over Tampa IIRC).

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @Joe/Orlando @juunit @Brendan


Yes.


Sanchez came in, didn't attempt a pass and the Jets drove downfield and scored.  Now that I think about it, I think they settled for a field goal, so it was 3-0 not 7-0.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Whoa. You've said a lot of things on here I took exception to, but this might be the worst thing you've EVER said. 


Blazing Saddles.....not very funny? Not very funny!?!? Oh god. The pain. The horror. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@a57se @Brendan 

I've got to admit that I am with you on Ferrell and Sandler.  Jim Carrey's early stuff was good, but his later stuff is boring to me.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se "Maybe because I don't get drunk or stoned...who knows?"


You don't see how this is offensive to people, do you? 


Millions (literally) of people find those people you listed funny, not all of them "get drunk or stoned." That's not what makes those comedians/actors funny. 

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

@Bent @Joe/Orlando @a57se @juunit @Brendan Ha, yes, when 57 said the McKnight Bowl I remembered the deal. So now I retract my previous statement...that game doesn't count. :-p

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @jsadolph The original one?  I've seen it, not sure what scene you're referring to off the top of my head though.  The most memorable scene is with the King of Sticks and the manure.


That's the amazing thing about Jackie Chan, he often lets someone else steal the limelight with the best scene/line/stunt.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Fair enough, I'm just letting you know those kinds of comments are the type to be taken that way.


There are varying reasons those people are considered funny, and their humor stretches age/racial barriers fairly regularly. 


Not your thing, which is fine, I was just curious what you saw in Chan vs. some of them. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Brendan I love Jackie Chan and I could see how it would appeal to someone from an older generation due to the similarities with someone like Buster Keaton (seriously).


His old foreign films are better than the US ones IMO though.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@a57se @Brendan 

That is what I think about "RED".  It is strange that Bruce Willis and John Malkvich and Helen Miren could make a funny movie.  But it worked.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Not all of them, but Helen is a sexy older woman. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @Brendan


Ygritte was a funny character.  Brienne and Jamie's road trip was constantly funny.  Theon?  Hilarious.