It’s been quite a week for former MTV fixture / Carmelo Anthony spouse LaLa Vazquez, who yesterday made sports headlines with the claim her husband is unlikely to leave the Knicks after exploring free agency this summer. On Tuesday, Mrs. Anthony’s debut tome, “The Love Playbook” hit bookstores, and addressed the rather public disagreement between her husband and former Celtics agitator Kevin Garnett that received so much scrutiny roughly a year ago. Excerpts courtesy the New York Post’s Marc Berman :
“I wasn’t ever going to bring up the Honey Nut Cheerios incident again. But, since I’m writing this book, I might as well set the record straight for good,’’ LaLa wrote in her book “The Love Playbook’’ released Tuesday. “Kevin Garnett in fact had never said that I tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. 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.’’
“I did notice during the game Melo and Kevin were jawing a lot at each other,’’ she wrote. “But that’s basketball, the heat of the game. I really didn’t think anything of it. But when Melo went to have words with him, I knew it had to be more than an in-game beef.
“I asked Melo about it and all he said was that Kevin said things you shouldn’t say to a person you have a friendship with or respect for. [Melo] told him, ‘I’m not some rookie. We’ve been in this league a while together so don’t treat me the way you’d treat a rookie.’ I’m sure the words were a little stronger than that but that was the gist of what Melo said back to Kevin.’’