This past Monday night at Madison Square Garden, New York Knicks superstar forward Carmelo Anthony lost his cool after Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett reportedly said his wife La La “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios” — a dig at Anthony, who is estranged from his wife.
Via NY Daily News reports:
The NBA superstars nearly came to blows Monday night after Garnett incorporated the General Mills cereal in a fit of trash talking about reality TV-star La La Anthony.
“Your… wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,” Garnett told Anthony in a heated Eastern Conference game at Madison Square Garden, according to the website Black Sports Online.
Garnett’s slight came off as offensive and tasteless to Melo, who is having marital problems, a source told the Daily News.
Garnett and Anthony had to be separated on court and both were hit with technical fouls. But the insult left Anthony so upset he sought out Garnett after the 102-96 Knicks loss, apparently to settle the score.
An infuriated Anthony yelled at Garnett outside the Celtics’ locker room immediately after the game. He then tried to confront Garnett later as the Celtics were boarding their team bus to leave the Garden. The NBA has suspended Anthony for one game without pay for "confronting" Garnett in Madison Square Garden after Monday night's game against the Boston Celtics.
Anthony and his wife have been living apart for at least two months, and La La rang in the New Year without him in Miami’s South Beach, the source said.
“Getting ready to shut down Miami TONIGHT. Happy New Year!” La La tweeted from South Beach on New Year’s Eve.
Anthony refused Tuesday to confirm what Garnett said to set him off, but he acknowledged that the caustic Celtic “crossed the line.”
On her Twitter account, the Brooklyn-raised La La, 33, was asked about Garnett’s trash talk by fans, but she refused to take the bait.
“Living life. Counting blessings, not burdens,” said La La, star of the VH1 reality show “La La’s Full Court Life.”
La La attended Monday night’s game, her first after a noticeable absence from the Garden. Last season, La La attended nearly every home game and even traveled on the road to watch the team play.
She’s also curbed her tweets about Melo this season after tweeting about him regularly last year.