Thursday, May 2, 2013
Anthony's wife rips Crawford on Twitter
By Ian Begley, Special to ESPNNewYork.com
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The on-court beef between the Knicks and Celtics turned into a Twitter feud Thursday afternoon.
Jordan Crawford took to Twitter to deny allegations that he made a nasty reference to Carmelo Anthony's wife, LaLa, as the teams walked off the court after Game 5.
"I would never talk trash about that man's wife. I don't [know] him," Crawford wrote on his verified Twitter account. "All I did was respond!!"
LaLa Anthony also chimed in via social media. She tweeted on her verified account, "Try again. You on the bench for a reason," in a reference to the Celtics reserve guard. She included a link to a post on Instagram featuring a picture that said, "Strong women only intimidate weak men."
The back-and-forth on social media was in response to a dustup in the aftermath of the Celtics' Game 5 win over the Knicks.
Television cameras showed Crawford cursing at Anthony as the Knicks and Celtics filed off the floor. Raymond Felton took umbrage and approached Crawford and teammate D.J. White. Felton had to be restrained by his teammates.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers rushed his players off the floor. No punches were thrown.
"Just some words," Felton said after the game. "That's the game of basketball; it happens. You get in the playoffs, it gets intense sometimes. Just words, nothing serious."
Anthony downplayed Crawford's actions. He even took a dig at the Celtics reserve.
"I'm not thinking about no Jordan Crawford, not at this point in time, I'll tell you that," Anthony said. "I don't even think he deserves for you to be typing [his name] right now."