The NBA will not penalize Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett for his postgame incident yesterday with New York Knicks guard Bill Walker, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
After Garnett missed a potential game-tying shot at the buzzer, he put his hand around Walker’s throat; the two had to be separated by players and coaches. Walker contested Garnett’s shot and appeared to say something to the Celtics forward.
"Heat of the moment," Walker said on Monday. "I just went and contested the shot. We got wrapped up, tangled up and, you know, the rest happened."
Walker said that he approached Garnett after the game and that he has no hard feelings. "We shook hands, I talked to him ... I chopped it up with him. I still respect those guys," said Walker.