Ian Begley of ESPN New York caught up with Carmelo Anthony earlier this week, and insists there will be ‘No bad blood’ with KG after the two players got incredibly heated earlier this month.
“It’s no bad blood, no grudges between us (or) anything like that,” Anthony said after practice on Wednesday. “I don’t hold no grudges or have any bad blood towards the guy.” Anthony doesn’t anticipate any carryover from his confrontation with Garnett.
“On my end, there’s nothing left over,” he said on Tuesday.
Anthony complimented Garnett on his All-Star bid, the 15th of the Celtics star’s career.
“At this stage of his career to get another All-Star nod, and starting at that, that just says a lot about him,” Anthony said Wednesday.
Anthony also commented on the possibility his fasting could have had an effect on his hot temper that night three weeks ago.
“It could’ve,” he said. “It’s no excuses, but during that time I was de-energized and things like that. But I wouldn’t use that as an excuse at this point.”
Lots of easy calm talk from Anthony. We’ll see what happens tonight when there are 18,000 Bostonians shouting down at him.