La La: Garnett didn't make cereal reference

January, 28, 2014
Jan 28
7:45
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Do you remember the Carmelo Anthony-Kevin Garnett dustup last year? Do you remember hearing that Garnett made reference to a certain cereal in remarks he allegedly made to Carmelo? Well, what you heard was inaccurate, according to La La Anthony.

Anthony writes in her new book, "The Playbook," that Garnett never made a reference to cereal when he was talking trash to Anthony.

Anthony was incensed at Garnett and later confronted him outside of the Celtics' locker room and the team bus.

He was suspended for his actions and sat out the Knicks' next game against Indiana.

"I wasn't ever going to bring up the Honey Nut Cheerios incident again. But since I'm writing this book, I might as well set the record straight for good," La La writes in the book, according to the New York Post. The book was released Tuesday. "Kevin Garnett in fact had never said that I tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. I tried to figure out how this big lie was turned into a media firestorm. I still can't answer that one ... Melo and Kevin are cool today. And now it's nothing but a faint memory."

Anthony adds: "At first I was embarrassed and angry but then I just had to laugh about it. I mean, that was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard and if Kevin Garnett had actually said that about me, what exactly did it mean?

"Because he and I were never more than passing acquaintances. It was just dumb.

"While people had a lot of fun with the whole Honey Nut Cheerios thing, the truth is they couldn't really take it much further than that because of how I carry myself."

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