New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony got into it with Boston Celtics reserve Jordan Crawford after Boston extended the series with a Game 5 victory Wednesday night, exchanging words after the buzzer. Twitter and the blogosphere blew up after video and GIFs of the incident appeared to show Crawford mouthing a profane insult to Anthony about his wife, La La.
Earlier this season, Anthony got into it with Kevin Garnett after the Celtics star reportedly told him his wife “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios”.
On Thursday, Anthony’s wife, La La, joined the battle on Twitter and took aim at Crawfor
“Try again. You on the bench for a reason.”
It had an Instagram photo attached to it that read
“Strong Women only intimidate weak men.”
Following the Boston Celtics 92-86 victory over the New York Knicks in Game 5, the two teams had a slight altercation. Boston guard Jordan Crawford said something to Carmelo Anthony and had to be pulled away by his teammates as members of both teams crowded around
Kenyon Martin encouraged his New York Knicks teammates to wear black to Madison Square Garden to symbolize their plans to end the Boston Celtics season with a funeral, but they were the ones who got buried.
Yesterday, the Dan Patrick Show revealed that in this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, the cover story would be a story written by NBA player Jason Collins, coming out as the first active, gay male athlete in the major professional sports leagues. Reception for Collins’ article has largely been positive, and people from all across sports have reached out to Collins.
One organization to reach out to Collins was the Boston Red Sox. Collins played 32 games with the Boston Celtics this year, including seven starts, before being dealt to the Washington Wizards in February. The Red Sox tweeted to Collins that he had an open invitation to throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park due to his courage and leadership in coming out.
The Wilt Chamberlain archive channel on YouTube just recently releashed this never before seen video clip of Boston Celtic great Bill Russell jumping over a player at the foul line and gliding in for a layup, because dunks were illegal at the time.
In light of the alleged Honey Nut Cheerios fiasco regarding Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony several weeks ago, Boston Celtics fans were no doubt licking their chops in anticipation of taunting ‘Melo when the New York Knicks visited Boston Thursday night. But they were probably in for a rude awakening when they found out that Honey Nut Cheerios boxes and signage were banned from TD Garden for the game against the Knicks.
During ABC’s telecast of the president’s inaugural address, anchor George Stephanopoulos confused one of our nation’s greatest basketball legends with one of the country’s greatest acting legends. Panning to a shot of NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, who was wearing a Boston Celtics cap to make it even easier, Stephanopoulos identified the 11-time NBA champion as the five-time Oscar nominee.
“That’s Morgan Freeman, I think, right there on the Capitol steps,” Stephanopoulos said. “No, Bill Russell, I’m sorry.”
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony’s every word, and those directed at him, were recorded by MSG Network employees during a game over the weekend in New York, under orders from team CEO Jim Dolan. The purpose of Dolan’s command which included having the audio files sent directly to him is unclear but Dolan may have had a good reason to eavesdrop on Anthony’s interactions in the wake of last week’s suspension born out of his highly-publicized trash talking with the Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett. During Friday’s home game against the Chicago Bulls, two audio technicians were stationed at two corners of the Madison Square Garden floor one a few feet behind the Knicks bench, the other diagonally opposite where they held parabolic microphones that fed the audio into a digital recorder away from the court.
Anthony proved vulnerable to Garnett’s taunts, and the Bulls have two notorious trash talkers in Joakim Noah and Nate Robinson. So Dolan may have merely been taking extraordinary measures to protect Anthony and keep the Knicks’ season from going completely off the rails.
And although Anthony scored 39 points against the Bulls, no matter what he was saying or was being said to him, the Knicks still lost for the eighth time in 13 games, including all three since Anthony and Garnett got into it, leading to Anthony’s one-game suspension.
“It definitely hurt my team … but for the most part, things are said on the basketball court, I accept that,” Anthony told reporters. “I accept trash talking. (But) like I said, there are things you don’t say.”
Available for $23.00 at the Barstool Sports Shop, this t-shirt, which features Buzz, the adorable bee mascot of scrumptious breakfast cereal Honey Nut Cheerios, only with the head of Boston Celtics superstar Kevin Garnett, is sure to delight fans of all ages, especially New York Knicks fans. And the Carmelo Anthony household.
Brooklyn Nets Kris Humphries was ejected for his part in the brawl against Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, and shortly afterward tweeted the photo at right. Who gave him the scratches? He added,
“Anyone know where I can get a quick Tetanus shot in Boston?
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo went right at Brooklyn Nets forward Kris Humphries after a foul on Kevin Garnett with 29 seconds left in the first half of Wednesday night’s game. Rondo, Humphries and interloping Nets forward Gerald Wallace were ejected.
A picture Rajon Rondo tweeted of himself teaching algebra at Burke High School in Dorchester, Mass., this morning was more than a photo op. The Boston Celtics point guard has skills, says the class instructor.
“I’d give him an A,” math teacher Kehinde Oshodi said. “He was putting me on the spot asking for more problems to solve.”
Rondo spent about 20 minutes at the white board, and urged students to consider the entire structure of an equation rather than just diving in to solve it, Oshodi said.
The Boston Celtics tam and fans are no real fans of LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Rajon Rondo enjoying a night out like usual had a fan come up to him last night asking to pose for a photo, no big deal happens all the time. Except this female fan had a custom Celtic shirt that read disparaging remarks about LeBron. Rondo still decided to grant her wish and posed for the picture.
As Ray Allen entered the game for the first time, he trotted toward the Boston bench, exchanging a handshake, embrace and a few words with Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who hasn’t hidden his displeasure about his former shooting guard’s decision to sign with Miami. Allen then briskly shook hands with a few assistant coaches.
But when Allen tried to engage Kevin Garnett, the mutual pleasantries ended. Allen tapped Garnett on the shoulder as he sat on the Boston bench; Garnett didn’t even flinch, staring straight ahead, refusing to acknowledge the gesture in any way.
Chad Johnson’s difficult week continues as coconut water brand Zico dropped the wide receiver from its endorsement roster. The drink company which was just announced on July 25, is over.
“The Zico brand is about supporting naturally powered athletes,” the company said in a statement. “We partnered with Chad Johnson because of our great respect for what he has achieved on the playing field.
“However, in light of recent events involving Mr. Johnson, we have decided to terminate our relationship. The values we espouse, through our employees, our customers and our brand, are central to our mission. We have taken this proactive step to demonstrate just how important those values are.”
Johnson was arrested Saturday after allegedly head-butting his wife, Evelyn Lozada, and was cut by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Lozada filed for divorce Tuesday.
Other athletes Zico has under contract include Kevin Garnett, gold medal-winning decathlete Bryan Clay and professional surfer Bethany Hamilton.
Jason Terry has a history of getting ink fueled by premonitions as you might remember he got a Larry O’Brien Trophy tattoo before winning it with the Dallas Mavericks. terry backed it up won the championship the same season he got the tattoo. Now he has added the Boston Celtics leprechaun mascot holding another Larry O’Brien, presumably insinuating that his new team will be bringing home one this season.
The NBA has blocked Kevin Garnett’s investment in AS Roma because the Italian soccer club’s principal owner, James Pallotta, owns a piece of the Boston Celtics.
Miami Heat star LeBron James, through his investment in Fenway Sports Group, is a part-owner of English Premier League club Liverpool. But the potential conflict of interest resulting from Garnett and Pallotta having financial interest in the same operation prompted the NBA to step in.
“If you enter into a business agreement with the owner of a team that doesn’t involve playing service, there are potential problems,” a league source said. “Maybe not in this case. But there is a chance of, say, making a contract a lot larger.”
No such conflict arises with James’ involvement in Liverpool, according to the league, because Fenway Sports Group has no NBA ties.
Late Friday night it was announced that Ray Allen had decided to not re-sign with the Boston Celtics and sign with the Miami Heat. Most people understand Allen’s thought process on the decision. He obviously believes that he has the best chance to win another championship with the Heat. Add in the fact that his relationship with Rajon Rondo is apparently not the best and it’s easy to see why Allen chose the Heat.
But all of that is enough for the New Orleans Hornets Jarret Jack thinks that Allen is traitor for spurning the Celtics for the Heat and he took to his Twitter page to ask his followers their opinion on the matter.
“Am I wrong for thinking ray allen is a traitor for signing with his rival team the heat? Tell me what u think!!!!!!”
The Miami Heat advanced to NBA Finals after earning a game 7 win against the Boston Celtics on Saturday. However Celtics Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett where not anywhere near the court to wish them luck against the Western Conference representative Oklahoma City Thunder as they were almost to the locker room with 14 seconds still left in the game.
Rondo even tries to toss his towel onto the ESPN camera but the cameraman bobs and weaves.
The NBA Store was selling a Beat the Heat t-shirt Friday before a full day before game 7 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat had even tipped off.
Oklahoma City Thunder had already clinched a spot in the Finals, the problem is their opponent hadn’t yet been determined.
Anyone on their way to the TD Banks Garden last night saw a construction with a special message for their beloved Boston Celtics. The person that hijacked the sign also decided to take a shot at Miami Heat’s LeBron James. He choose to respond by 45 points and 15 rebounds.
The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat to move a game win from a trip to the NBA Finals. However not everybody was on board with reality as the NBA on ESPN Facebook account posted this image of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James “1 WIN FROM THE FINALS.”
New York Knicks center Amare Stoudamire just the other day got engaged to his fiancé Alexis Welch in Paris. So Stoudemire decided to make an appearance at Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics while dressing up like Ozone from Electric Boogaloo.
little Tommy donning a Miami Heat jersey just above the tunnel is about to become an internet sensation after screaming “Good job, good effort” as Heat players walked through toward the locker room after losing to the Boston Celtics.