Carmelo Anthony suspended by the NBA for one game without pay
The NBA announced Wednesday afternoon that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony suspended for one game without pay because of his confrontations with Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett in the tunnel to the arena, outside the team’s locker room and outside the team’s bus in the garage after Monday night’s game at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony must serve his suspension Thursday night when the New York Knicks face the Indiana Pacers.
Stu Jackson, NBA executive VP of basketball operations released a statement following the announcement that said,
“There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game. Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday’s game and therefore a suspension was warranted.”