Way back on the 7th of January 2013, the Boston Celtics came to New York to face Melo and the Knicks. Bear in mind, this was one of those sporadic periods of New York basketball when the Knicks were a competitive team, and so as soon as the ball was tipped off, the two teams went to war.
The opposing teams' leaders, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Garnett went at it right off the bat. Throughout the game, they played an extremely physical game, wrestling for positions and preventing easy possessions.
In-game altercation and post-game confrontation
By the time the final quarter came around, the two were so much under each other's skins that it seemed as if an altercation between the two was inevitable. And so in the 9th minute of the last quarter, Melo and KG got into a scuffle, which left them both with technicals, and left Anthony obviously very upset.
So upset, that according to reports from 2013., Carmelo walked up to the Celtics bus after the game to confront him but was taken away by MSG security and the Knicks coaching staff to prevent further incidents.
What happened next fussed up one of the biggest media storms in recent Knicks history, as in the following days, reports started coming out regarding what KG might have said to Melo to make him so upset.
Now, if you know KG, you know he is one of the greatest trash-talkers in NBA history. The guy had a reputation of being a really mean guy. One time he threw Chris Bosh off by calling him a 'mama's boy,' so what did he say to Melo in 2013. that made Carmelo state the following:
“It’s something you just don’t say to men, another man.”
Carmelo took it personally
Apparently, during that 4th quarter scuffle, Garnett went ahead and gave himself the liberty to say that the then estranged wife of Melo's, tasted like the popular cereal brand, Honey Nut Cheerios. A comment so simple yet so wrong that the story spread like wildfire.
Throughout the years, the 'Honey Nut Incident" has tried to be disproven by almost all parties involved. Carmelo's wife Lala denied the story, saying that the comment was made up and put in KG's mouth by the media (no pun intended). Melo, although never revealing what was actually said, denied the comment as well. Heck, even Pierce said it was just a rumor.
Interestingly enough, the only person who hasn't confirmed nor denied the trigger of the incident is the savage himself, KG. Now, what I'm about to show you will be evidence, based on which you will be able to make your own conclusion on whether or not this legendary trash talk story was true.
There you have it, folks, 6 years after the incident, during a privately held app launch, I think I personally managed to put the rumors to rest.