(NEW YORK) — The NBA announced Wednesday that it suspended New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony one game without pay for confronting Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett following the Knicks loss to the Celtics Monday night.
After the game Monday, Anthony shouted at Garnett near the Boston locker room and then tried confronting him near the Celtics’ team bus.
“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 in a statement. “Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday’s game and therefore a suspension was warranted.”
Anthony and Garnett were jawing with each other at the end of the game, both receiving technical fouls. Anthony stated Tuesday that Garnett said things a man shouldn’t say to another man. Anthony went on to say that the situation had been handled and that the two had reached an understanding.
Anthony will miss the Knicks’ Thursday night game versus the Indiana Pacers.
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Jill Martin, CNN