The infamous Honey Nut Cheerios beef between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett was allegedly nothing more than a rumor.
Kevin Garnett is setting the record straight about a rumor from eight years ago that he made a comment to Carmelo Anthony about his then-wife, La La Anthony.
Speaking to Michael Pina of GQ, Garnett denied saying anything disrespectful about Anthony’s family during a game.
“I’ve never said anything about anyone’s family,” Garnett said. “I’ve never said anything to Melo about La La. I’m a Frosted Flakes man. I’m not a Honey Nut Cheerios guy. I never knew where that came from. Let me clear that up.”
The rumor came from a 2013 altercation between Garnett and Anthony during a Boston Celtics-New York Knicks game. Out of nowhere, somewhere stated that Garnett said that La La tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. Anthony did not help matters when he tried to confront Garnett by the team bus afterwards.
Speaking to reporters at the time, Anthony said “there’s certain things that you just don’t say” to another man. The 10-time All-Star didn’t elaborate on exactly what Garnett’s comment was that set him off.
La La Anthony, who filed for divorce from her husband earlier this year, denied the rumor long ago.
“Kevin Garnett in fact had never said that I tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios,” she wrote. “I tried to figure out how this big lie was turned into a media firestorm. I still can’t answer that one … Melo and Kevin are cool today. And now it’s nothing but a faint memory.”
Unfortunately, it did absolutely nothing to dispel the rumor, and it likely won’t stop it now.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.