Carmelo Anthony's ejection from Friday night's game between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics has caused quite a stir in the Anthony household.
Referee Tony Brothers slapped the Knicks forward with two consecutive technical fouls for what he described as 'bad language' following a questionable loose ball foul, and his wife LaLa was quick to say it was personal.
Taking to social media, the actress quoted a tweet about Brothers having no respect for Melo and added: "He hates Mel. It's personal. Always has."
Anthony's teammate Derrick Rose echoed that sentiment when speaking to ESPN's Ian Begley, saying: "I was surprised. He was still talking quietly. I didn't get it. They have a history, I guess."
And now Carmelo has come out himself to question the integrity of the official, who has 22 years of experience as an NBA referee.
The 32-year-old stopped short of saying Brothers had a personal vendetta against him but did say he feels 'something'.
"I don’t want to say that it's personal but I always feel like it's something," Anthony said Saturday in Toronto, according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone
Brothers was, of course, the official during the 2013 game between New York and Boston that saw Melo and Kevin Garnett almost come to blows.