Carmelo Anthony got a little too aggressive jockeying for position with the Atlanta Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha on Wednesday night.
Officials charged the New York Knicks star with a Flagrant-2 foul and ejected him from the game after replay showed his right hand catch Sefolosha in the neck/jaw area as Melo was looking to grab an offensive rebound. The referee originally called a double technical, then asked for a review.
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Sefolosha sounded less than thrilled with Anthony after the game, which the Hawks won in overtime, 102-98.
“He punched me” Sefolosha said. That was a fist right in my face.”
Apparently, the NBA agreed.
It’s the second time this season Anthony has been ejected from a game and the eighth of his career. He wasn’t available for comment after the game.