Watch Craig Sager's Awkward Interview with Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett

Zach Buckley@@ZachBuckleyNBANational NBA Featured ColumnistFebruary 16, 2013

The question had to be asked, and TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager was the unlucky one who drew the assignment.

During the East's All-Star practice on Saturday, Sager sauntered up to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and asked him about whether the Big Apple's biggest star had patched things up with Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett.

The two had, after all, one of the more intriguing dust-ups of the season during their team's Jan. 7 meeting. A tough, physical matchup led the pair to double technical fouls when their shoving match in the post transformed to heated verbal exchange as they headed down court.

And the arguments didn't stop there. The two reportedly exchanged verbal assaults outside the Celtics' locker room (via, then Anthony waited by the Celtics' bus for Garnett to appear.

So with the pair set to join Miami Heat's All-Star trio (LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) in Coach Erik Spoelstra's starting lineup in Sunday's All-Star Game, Sager attempted to gauge the state of the relationship with the two.

But his interview never got off the ground.

Anthony clearly wanted no part of Sager's questions, grabbing a nearby Garnett to join the fray.

What resulted was a (deserved) 20-second attack on Sager's outfit from the All-Star teammates. Garnett drove much of the conversation, which shouldn't be all that surprising considering he's never been a big fan of Sager's colorful attire.

Noticeably absent from the conversation, though, was any sort of comment from either player on their relationship.

If the two went anywhere near their last exchange, I'm not sure their comments would've made it past the censors anyways.