Carmelo Anthony Gets Into Post-Game Arguments With Kevin Garnett

Carmelo Anthony Gets Into Post-Game Arguments With Kevin GarnettThe NBA obviously frowns on on-court fights and altercations, and in many cases they suspend players for it. But the league reserves a special kind of disapproval for incidents that spill over from the court and into other basketball-associated areas. The idea — usually a good one — is that players should know how to control themselves away from the intensity of competition.

‘Heated argument’

So Carmelo Anthony can probably expect a suspension pretty soon. With nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, Kevin Garnett and Anthony got into a shouting match on the court after a particularly physical possession. Both players were given technical fouls and separated by teammates. It was a heated argument but certainly not the sort of play that earns severe punishment.

‘Another altercation’

However, that was only the start of the night’s activities. After the game, reports surfaced that Anthony waited outside the Celtics’ locker room after the game and got into another (non-physical) altercation with Garnett. That story has not yet been confirmed. What we do know for sure, though, is that Melo also waited for KG outside the Celtics’ bus, because captured video of it.

We don’t know the threat level of these post-game arguments, but the fact that Anthony apparently couldn’t leave well enough alone suggests that he’ll be hit with a suspension. We must now wait for the NBA to conduct its investigation into the matter and decide upon a punishment.

Do you think Carmelo Anthony will get a suspension for getting into post-game arguments with Kevin Garnett? Who says ‘yay’ and who says ‘nay’?

Source: Eric Freeman, Yahoo Sports

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YouTube Sensation Havard Rugland Gets Tryout With New York Jets

YouTube Sensation Havard Rugland Gets Tryout With New York JetsIn October, a video of Norwegian kicker named Havard Rugland and his amazing kicking skills went viral. The compilation exploded across the Internet and currently has nearly one million views. Even some NFL scouts took notice. And, to say the least, they were impressed.

‘Serious potential’

So the scouts asked kicking coach and former NFLer Michael Husted to work with Rugland in San Diego. After some training Rugland, who has never played American football, recently had a tryout with the New York Jets.

It takes only one viewing of the video to see that Rugland has some serious potential. In fact, Husted even compared him to Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders.

‘Extremely lofty standards’

The 27-year-old Rugland, who says his goal is to get an NFL contract by the 2013 season, wouldn’t be the first Norwegian kicker to play professional football. In fact, he’d have extremely lofty standards to live up to. One of the three kickers in the NFL Hall of Fame is Norwegian Jan Stenerud. The former Chiefs, Packers and Vikings kicker played 19 seasons in the NFL and was a four-time Pro Bowler.

Were you impressed with Havard Rugland’s kicking skills? Do you think he would be playing with the New York Jets soon?

Source: Yahoo Sports

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