Posted February 25, 2013

Report: Carmelo Anthony will not be suspended for hit on Spencer Hawes

NBA

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will not be suspended by the NBA for his altercation with Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes on Sunday night, reports ESPN.com.

In the third quarter of the Knicks’ 99-93 victory over the Sixers, Anthony hit Hawes in the back of the head as the two were fighting for position on a rebound. Hawes reacted angrily and had to be pushed away as he approached Anthony but was restrained by Knicks center Tyson Chandler.

Hawes and Chandler received double technicals for the play and Anthony received a flagrant foul. Anthony said after the game that Hawes had elbowed him prior to the incident.

“He’s just got to control his emotions,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. “Melo is a physical player and he likes contact which is great. He doesn’t back away from contact. We had the altercation and we were able to pull away from it. No punches were thrown. They assessed the technicals and the flagrants the way they saw it and we moved on.”


4 comments
KrystalKimbrough
KrystalKimbrough

Carmelo's "sweet boyfriend" had to take up for him.  Someone is going to kick Carmelo's pansy butt.

RedFuller
RedFuller

If this were a Celtic such as KG or Rondo, immediate action would have been taken and suspensions would have been handed out.

TA1
TA1

Sorry Melon, that was a cheap shot, but being one of Stern's pet, everyone nothing would happen...

HalfFast
HalfFast like.author.displayName 1 Like

Of course Carmelo Anthony (Mr. Hit & Run) won't get suspended, he plays in NYC. This little girl gets away with murder in the NBA. The dude's a joke.