Carmelo Anthony's Wife Responds to Trash Talk

Published on 02-May-2013 by Stacey Mickles
Basketball - NBA / NBA Daily Update

Carmelo and LaLa Anthony

Trash talk is not uncommon in the NBA.

Players do it all the time to intimidate other players and get them out of their game, but like everything else in life, there are limits.

It's OK to talk about a guy's game or lack of game, but there are certain places you don't go. At he top of that list is talking about a guy's family.

That line may have been crossed the other night between the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks.

It's no secret that there's no love lost between these two teams, but the bad blood spilled over into the players' personal lives when Celtics benchwarmer Jordan Crawford apparently made a wisecrack about Carmelo Anthony's wife LaLa.

Mrs Anthony's response was simple and direct on her Twitter feed: "Try again. You on the bench for a reason."

In response, Crawford claims he said no such thing about Anthony's wife. "I would never talk trash about that man's wife. I don't [know] him."

This is not the first time Melo's wife has been the target of the Celtics' barbs. Kevin Garnett went beyond the pale in January, saying Anthony's wife "tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios."

What the hell does that mean? I'll leave the response to your own devices, but it didn't sit well with the Knicks' superstar. There were rumors that Anthony was ready to meet Garnett outside after the game.

Now, I realize the Celtics have pulled themselves back into this series and may try to use this as some motivation, but I'm sure head coach Doc Rivers doesn't want to wake the NBA's leading scorer with all this foolish trash.

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