With the advent of so many camera phones in this day and age, it was easy to figure that there had to be more footage of the extracurriculars following Monday’s game at Madison Square Garden. That suspension was confirmed this morning, as gossip website TMZ.com has posted some grainy camera footage of Garnett and Melo shouting at one another, in the midst of countless security officials and others at the MSG bus bay on Monday night.
Given the other videos surfacing around the web of Melo heading to the C’s locker room postgame as well, the question now becomes what punishment (if any) will the NBA hand down to Anthony for his actions Monday night? I think it’s fair to say Kevin Garnett is in the clear at this point, as nothing he did on the floor or after the game would be worthy of even a fine. The aggressiveness of Melo however in confronting Garnett here and in the locker room is going to be expensive for the player with so much publicity on this situation for the league.
I don’t think you can rule out a suspension either at this point, but I wouldn’t necessarily count on it either. Zach Randolph saw a substantial fine last month for trying to confront Kendrick Perkins after a game in Oklahoma City, and this may have gone a bit past that. With the Knicks off until tomorrow night, expect a ruling to come down later today or early tomorrow.