via NY Daily News
Two weeks ago, the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics faced off at MSG, which resulted in an off the court issue ultimately leading to ridiculous consequences that Melo still battles now. Even though Melo told the media that all is well between he and Garnett, he isn’t taking any chances with Celtics fans. Anthony is taking a bodyguard with him for tonight’s nationally-televised rematch.
Carmelo Anthony has become public enemy No. 1 in Celtics Nation, which would explain the Knicks All-Star forward being accompanied by his own personal bodyguard as he ventured into hostile territory for Thursday’s game against Kevin Garnett and the Celtics.
It is not uncommon for superstar players, Kobe Bryant for example, to have their own security detail. The Knicks employ two security guards that are with the team at all times while Anthony’s bodyguard occasionally travels to road games.
The reason for the extra security has nothing to do with Anthony possibly crossing paths in the hallways but rather the hostile crowd that awaits him at the Garden.