Kevin garnett May have gained a reputation for being one of the most brutal speakers in the NBA during his days in the league, but there’s one insult that has made its way onto the internet that he wants fans to know that he is not responsible.
In January 2013, when Garnett played for the Boston Celtics, the team faced Anthony and the rest of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden and ended up chewing each other and both committed technical fouls after something was said on the ground between the two. After the game, Anthony – surrounded by a horde of security guards – pretended to wait for Garnett on the Celtics team bus.
Within days, reports began to circulate that the inciting comment was made by Garnett, who told Anthony that his wife at the time, La La Anthony, “tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios,” implying that the two had had sex.
Speaking with GQ, Garnett denied ever saying anything of the sort and joked that he was actually “more of a Frosted Flakes man”.
“I never said anything about anyone’s family,” he said in his profile interview. “I never told Melo anything about La La. I’m a Frosted Flakes man. I’m not a Honey Nut Cheerios guy. I never knew where it came from. Let me clarify this.
Anthony had previously remained silent when asked for details of what had been said on the pitch between the two, but noted that they had since dealt with the situation. “There are some things you don’t tell men, another man,” Anthony said. “I felt like we had crossed a line. But like I said, we both had a deal right now, we managed it like we managed it. No one needs to know what was said behind closed doors, so this situation was handled. “
The rumors didn’t seem to bother La La at the time either. The TV personality shrugged them off with a tweet, joking that “Not for nothing, but we ALL deserve a check or free cereal for all the publicity we’ve given to Honey Nut Cheerios!” LOL #cantbelieveeverything.
Paul Pierce apparently corroborated that the remark was nothing more than hearsay during a 2018 appearance on “The Breakfast Club” telling the show’s hosts that he asked Garnett to be he had made the comment in question – although the rumor of what had been said was not. go out publicly until at least a day after the game – something Garnett also allegedly denied at that time.
– That was a rumor, man. See listen. I was there that night, ”ESPN analyst said. “They walked in, then it all happened in the tunnel. And I got on the bus and I sat right next to KG and I was like, “KG, did you say that? He paused for a second and said, “Dude, you know I didn’t say that.” “I thought to myself: ‘How is it getting out of hand? I asked him, and I asked him more than once too. I don’t even know where they got this from. “