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.”
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.
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.”
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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.
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.
Injuries can come in all places, especially when you’re a hustle player like Kevin Love. Whether it’s taking a charge, diving for a loose ball or trying to box out Kevin Garnett, there are multiple risks at an injury. But the reason Love missed Saturday’s preseason game vs. the Chicago Bulls is rather puzzling.
Love sat out the Minnesota Timberwolves win due to a reported sore elbow. Love sustained the injury in perhaps the least expected place: his own bed. Love slept on his right arm and felt the surprising side effects the next day.
“I couldn’t shoot it 10 feet,” Love said.
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.
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.
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.
CBS Sports analyst Wally Szczerbiak words do not carry much weight in the eyes of a lot of people. However, his sentiments on Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett and former teammate do hold a certain amount of significance simply because the two were together in Minnesota for the better part of seven seasons.
During the Celtic loss, Szczerbiak tweeted the following…
“KG is another one who lacks the #clutchgene always has!”
“KG never takes big shot for #Celtics now he’s fourth in line behind Pierce Allen and Rondo to take clutch shot. Warrior all game though!!”
For the record, Garnett misfired on five of his last six field goal attempts and also recorded a turnover with just over a minute left in overtime. The 36-year-old forward went 6-18 for 18 points and let Miami Heat Dwyane Wade score a layup in front of him to essentially seal the game in overtime.
Ray Allen “feels somewhat slighted” by the Boston Celtics because the organization had a nearly completed deal to send him to the Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline, and the sharp-shooting guard now is less likely to re-sign with the team next season he told the Boston Globe.
In addition to almost being traded, Allen lost his starting job to Avery Bradley.
Boston’s deal with Memphis was so close to completion that coach Doc Rivers called Allen to tell him that he was being traded. Rivers acknowledged that the report was accurate.
“It was a scary moment for all of us,” he said. “If you lose Ray, that’s a scary moment. He’s pretty good. … I would not want to see Ray, Paul (Pierce) or Kevin (Garnett) ever moved. That’s just how you are. Even if you got the best deal in the world, you’re still losing guys you have an attachment with. That would be scary for anyone.”
The Globe writes that in terms of both the near-trade and the lineup change, “It appears that Allen would appreciate better communication from team management. … It seems while the Celtics have undergone a resurgence—primarily because trades for Allen and Pierce never materialized—there has been a breakdown in communication and perhaps regard between management and those veteran players.
“The wedge may be too late to close. Allen wants to finish this season with a championship, but the likelihood of his return next season has diminished.”
Back on Monday night Atlanta Hawks Jeff Teague took a break away fast break and power slammed it over Boston Celtics Ray Allen in the third quarter to put the Hawks up by eight. Teague got a technical for taunting after the jam, and something about that sparked the Celtics, who then went on a 36-13 run and left Atlanta with a 79-76 victory.
In karma fashion, Teague airballed a potentially game-tying three-pointer at the end of the game. Afterwards Celtics star Allen said they used Teague’s taunting as a source of motivation for them as they mounted their comeback.
“Yeah, there was a sense of anger,” Allen told the Boston Globe. “A sense of, ‘We’re going back at you guys,’ because that was uncalled for.”
When Kevin Garnett was asked about Teague’s dunk, he had a different spin on Teague’s dunk:
“I don’t even know who you are talking about. That guy’s a nobody.”
ESPN is reporting that the NBA World All-Star Classic, staring eighteen top-tier players, including Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant, will begin a world tour Sunday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. News of the tour broke last week, but contractual and logistical issues had to be worked out, and a formal announcement is expected imminently.
The tour, branded the World All-Star Classic, will also hit O2 Arena in London on Nov. 1 and 3, the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Hotel in Macau on Nov. 6, and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 8 and 9. Organizers are considering adding a fifth city and are doing some last-minute tinkering with the other stops and dates.
The official announcement is expected today and other stars could include, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Carlos Boozer, Tyson Chandler, Steve Nash, Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo and Chris Kaman.
Players will be paid from six figures to $1 million, and some proceeds will go to charity, according to reports. Atlanta businessman Calvin Darden is the tour’s main organizer.
Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett went on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday and said he was “pretty close” to joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent 2007, but the tension between star Kobe Bryant and then head coach Phil Jackson made him decide against making the move.
“What disturbed me about the whole Lakers situation was just Kobe and Phil at the time,” Garnett said. “They were at each other pretty bad, and a new situation full of uncertainty wasn’t something that I wanted to get into. There was a lot going on and I didn’t want to be part of it.”
However it seems that Garnett must have forgotten exactly how things went down as he was traded to Boston and immediately agreed to a three-year extension on top of the two years he already had left on his contract.
After leading the Dallas Mavericks to the franchise’s first title Dirk Nowitzki has become the NBA’s most marketable player, according to a Nielsen/E-Poll. Miami Heat LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both fell out of the top 10 after the defeat to Nowitzki and the Mavericks.
The N-Score measures name and image awareness, appeal and personality attributes such as sincerity, approachability, experience and influence. Nowitzki topped the survey with an N-Score of 132. Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant was second with a score of 83. James score fell from 131 to 26 and Wade’s dropped from 117 to 34.
Here’s the Top 10 Most Marketable NBA Players
1. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, 132
2. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 83
3. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns, 68
4. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics, 65
5. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, 51
6. Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks, 47
7. Grant Hill, Phoenix Suns, 41
8. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 41
9. Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers, 40
10. Vince Carter, Phoenix Suns, 38
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade took Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett behind the woodshed and made him look very old when he crossed him up in the last seconds before halftime.
Every Tuesday Sports Grind Entertainment presents you with the Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player of the Week. This week the recipient of this prestigious honor goes to the Boston Celtics for being the only NBA team to sweep their opponent in the first round of the 2011 playoffs. The Celtics where lead by it’s Big Three of Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo. Allen lead the team in scoring with 88 points over the series while Pierce scored 89 and Rondo 76. Rondo dished out a team high 48 assists in the series. Forward Kevin Garnet lead the Celtics in rebounding with 45. The Celtics defeated the New York Knicks in four games and only trailed at the end of the quarters twice in the whole series.
Congratulations Boston Celtics you are this weeks Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Player.
Miami Heat LeBron James has passed Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant to take over the No. 1 spot on the NBA’s best-selling jersey list this season. It’s the first time in seven years James has grabbed the top spot as Bryant’s No. 24 jersey has held the spot since the 2008-2009 season.
In another surprise Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo cracked the Top 3 and four other Celtics, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Shaquille O’Neal, where in the Top 15 making it the first time five players from the same club have made the list. Rookies John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, meanwhile, rank Nos. 10 and 11 respectively.
The Lakers lead in team merchandise sales for the 8th time in 9 seasons. The Celtics are No. 2 for the third straight season. The Heat, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls round out the Top 5 in team sales.
Just a side note, not a single San Antonio Spur made the Top 15.
The Boston Celtics sat four starters (Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo) last night in an overtime loss against the Washington Wizards so that meant guys like Von Wafer got a lot of minutes. What does Wafer do with his time? He misses a dunk and causes a turnover in roughly 0.04 seconds.
We all know that Kendrick Perkins was traded by Boston Celtics to Oklahoma City Thunder in February but for some reason Perkins is still worried about what’s going on with his old team instead of his new one. Perkins recently spoke about the confidence his old teammates have against the Miami Heat and namely, Perkins believes that Ray Allen is licking his chops when Dwyane Wade is guarding him.
“Because Dwyane falls asleep a lot. He doesn’t like to guard screen-and-rolls, and that’s what Ray specializes in. Dwyane doesn’t like to get picked. He’s a good on-the-ball defender as far as a guy dribbling, but he struggles getting over screens.”
Now you know the interview could not be complete without Chris Bosh getting talked about. When asked if Bosh could slow down Kevin Garnett, Perkins doesn’t believe its going to happen.
“I definitely don’t think so,” Perkins said. “I know KG takes it personal when he goes against Bosh”.
The Cleveland Show, a spin-off of Family Guy, will feature a special NBA edition on all-star weekend with LeBron James return to Cleveland. James won’t be the only Miami Heat star making an appearance as his teammate Dwyane Wade will make a voice cameo. The episode also will feature cartoonish versions of Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki, Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett, Orlando Magic Dwight Howard, Phoenix Suns Steve Nash and Celtics Shaquille O’Neal who all lent their voices and play themselves.
According to the plot synopsis provided by the network: is when Cleveland and Donna score courtside seats to the all-star basketball game in Los Angeles, Cleveland gets too rowdy and talks smack to the players, causing them to seek revenge by paying Cleveland a surprise visit in Stoolbend.
The episode airs at some point before the game on Sunday, February 20th.
Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant has been playing against Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett for 15 years and besides his recent 92-86 victory last nigh he wants the public to know the Big Ticket isn’t a jerk at all.
“He’s a Celtic,” Bryant joked when asked about Garnett’s demeanor. “That’s what Celtics do. You guys will love that one. He’s always been intense. I’ve known him since high school and he’s always been intense. But he’s a great guy. I’ve known him for years. He’s not a jerk by any stretch of the imagination. He’s a good dude. But he plays his heart out though.”
Add Spike Lee to the list of people who are fed up with Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett’s antics on the court. In an interview the hardcore New York Knicks fan told a story about his recent confrontation with Garnett during Boston’s last game at Madison Square Garden. When asked about his most memorable conversation with a player, he talked about his altercation with Reggie Miller and then discussed how Garnett “lost it” in December.
“He was cursing me out for no reason,” Lee said. “Maybe because Stoudemire gave him 39 points, but take that vulgarity to Stoudemire. I’m not holding you and I did not even say shit to Garnett the whole game.”
The filmmaker said Garnett’s tantrum “really surprised” him.
“Garnett needs to calm the fuck down,” he continued. “There’s no reason he should be cursing at me the way he did the last game. So you can put that in the article. It was disrespectful and I would never do nothing like that to him.”
In January, Garnett was ejected from the Boston Celtics-Phoenix Suns game after hitting Sun’s Channing Frye in the groin. Suns coach Alvin Gentry said he lost respect for Garnett after the incident and said that there is no place for what he was doing in our game. But the criticism has not persuaded Garnett to apologize for his dirty play.
“I never apologize for my actions,” Garnett said.