via NY Post:
The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will go head to head again tonight. According to Melo there is no more tension between he and Garnett. Oh and did we mention he wants his money back from the NBA? Melo was fined $176K for his outburst the last time when both two teams met.
“After discussions between Melo’s agent, Leon Rose, and the Players Association, the decision was made to file within the 20-day allowable period, with the legal argument that the Jan. 7th episode was strictly a verbal skirmish. ‘In light of the circumstances, in light of the circumstances that it was not a physical confrontation, the suspension seemed excessive,’ union’s lead attorney Ron Klempner said. Following their on-court trash-talking episode, Melo twice tried to get at Garnett after the game, once in the tunnel and again by the Celtics team bus. Anthony was docked 1/110th of his $19.5M salary under the new CBA rules for one-game suspensions. Garnett got off scot free.”
Maybe Carmelo can use some of James Dolan’s audio recordings from tonight to submit with his appeal. I’m sure KG will have something to say to him.