(WXYZ) - NBA fans watched as New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony and Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett got in a verbal altercation during a game earlier this week. And recently, it's come out why Anthony was so heated.
Kevin Garnett allegedly told Carmelo Anthony that LaLa Vasquez, Anthony's wife, "tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios."
Anthony was so furious that he waited for Garnett in the arena tunnel and in the parking garage following Monday's game at Madison Square Garden to confront him.
The threat was serious enough that New York City police officers were dispatched to the scene. Anthony has since been suspended for one game without pay by the league.
Garnett has a history of trash-talking amongst the league--one that dates back to 2010 in Detroit.
It was during a game that Garnett allegedly called Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva "a cancer patient." Villanueva has a form of alopecia that prevents hair growth.
After the comments, Villanueva tweeted on his account ( @CV31 ) "KG called me a cancer patient, I'm pissed because, u know how many people died from cancer, and he's tossing it like it's a joke." He went on tweeting, "I wouldn't even trip about that, but a cancer patient, I know way 2 many people who passed away from it, and I have a special place 4 those."
Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank wasn't with the team when those comments were made, but he didn't mind sharing his opinion on Kevin Garnett yesterday after practice.
Frank said, "I think people really over, overstate his trash-talking. I really do. He's one of the great competitors in the game."
He went on to give KG some pretty high praise saying, "He [Kevin Garnett] is to me, what Ray Lewis is to football."
You can watch the complete comment from Frank by clicking on the video.