Kevin Garnett on All-Star Game: 'Me and Melo Are Fine'

Josh BenjaminCorrespondent IJanuary 19, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07:  Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks and Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics get into an altercation at Madison Square Garden on January 7, 2013 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Celtics defeated the Knicks 102-96.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Kevin Garnett says that everything between himself and Carmelo Anthony is fine. If that's the case and Garnett's definition of the word is correct, then everything must also be alright between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.

In a report by Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, the 15-time All-Star went so far as to say that he and Anthony had put the situation behind them.

"From my understanding, me and Melo are fine," said Garnett, who will take on the Knicks next Thursday in Boston. "I don't anticipate any friction. You know, I'm a man; he's a man. I don’t think that situation will boil over into this and spoil the All-Star weekend. I think we're much more professional than that.

"But you never know. I'm just speaking from my perspective, but I don’t anticipate that. We're both going there to enjoy the game. That's pretty much what it is."

For those unaware, the two had to be separated outside the Celtics' team bus after a game in which Garnett heavily trash talked Anthony and both men nearly came to blows. However, despite the potential drama, Garnett does not appear worried.

I'm sorry, but is the man serious?? Not only does he, one of the league's most notorious trash talkers, imply that Anthony would be the one to start the fight, but he has the audacity to say that everything is "fine"??

Look, KG, you're a talented player and fun to watch, but you could not be more wrong here. The only reason that anything between you and Anthony is "fine" is because the man got suspended for something YOU baited him into doing.

The hypocrisy of Garnett borders on the hysterical. It's "fine" that he is labeled as one of the dirtiest players in the league and incessantly mouths off to opposing players, but it's not OK that former teammate Ray Allen left Boston to join the Miami Heat, and thus Garnett is allowed to ignore him completely? To quote Mr. Spock, this is highly illogical.

The fact of the matter is that regardless of whether or not Garnett and Anthony have settled their differences, Garnett has a lot of nerve saying that everything between them is "fine." He was the guilty party in that altercation, and somehow escaped unscathed.

It's time for him to stop hiding behind his reputation as a bad boy, come forward, and admit that he was in the wrong. The odds of him doing that are slim to none but until he does just that, nothing between him and Anthony will ever be, "fine."