Did Jordan Crawford insult Carmelo Anthony and his wife, LaLa?

Celtics bench players get in a postgame tussle with New York's Raymond Felton and Carmelo Anthony.
Celtics bench players get in a postgame tussle with New York’s Raymond Felton and Carmelo Anthony.

Celtics reserve Jordan Crawford did not play a single second in Game 5 of the Celtics-Knicks Eastern Conference quarterfinals series Wednesday night but he is the talk of the internet less than 24 hours after Boston’s upset win.

Crawford jawed with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony on the Madison Square Garden floor moments after the final buzzer sounded and amateur lip-readers are noting that Crawford may have said something about Anthony’s wife, LaLa.
Here is the video:

In January, Celtics star Kevin Garnett and Anthony made headlines due to their back-and-forth trash-talking on the floor. Black Sports Online reported that Garnett claimed that LaLa Anthony “tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios.” The heated exchanges led to Anthony attempting to confront Garnett outside of the Celtics’ team bus after the game.

LaLa Anthony herself denied that Garnett made the insult to Carmelo Anthony.


“I had to be able to laugh about it because that one was really crazy,” La La told Renada Romain on Sirius XM radio in March. “Like someone saying, ‘Oh, your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios,’ and everybody really believing that and running with it. That’ not what was said. Kevin Garnett did not say that about me. He just said some things to my husband that he didn’t like that he felt like one man doesn’t say to another.”

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