HOUSTON — Boston Celtics center and Eastern Conference All-Star starter Kevin Garnett started his Saturday morning answering a slew of questions about whether he'd consider waiving his no-trade clause to head to the Los Angeles Clippers in a rumored deal for Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan before the Feb. 21 trade deadline. (The answer, according to Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Marc J. Spears? A simple "No," followed by, "If it's up to me, I will live and die green.") So by the time he got to the East's practice, he was probably glad to be asked about anything else ... even if the "anything else" was, just three weeks ago, a question that was just as tiresome.
During the shootaround, TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager sidled up to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, who'll start alongside Garnett and the Miami Heat trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Sunday's midseason classic, and asked him about whether the dust has truly settled between Anthony and Garnett. As you no doubt remember, the two stars were involved in a Jan. 7 on-court dust-up that wound up heading off-court, as Anthony and Garnett barked at one another by the Celtics' team bus in the bowels of Madison Square Garden. The transportation-adjacent kerfuffle wound up costing Anthony a one-game suspension, but in the aftermath, both Anthony and Garnett insisted there would be no bad blood between them going forward.
Still, with a captive NBA TV audience watching on Saturday, Sager had to ask.Read More »from Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony squash beef, unite to make fun of Craig Sager (VIDEO)