Carmelo Anthony Out For 15 Games In Brawl Aftermath

N-B-A leading scorer and Denver Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony is being suspended for 15 games following a weekend brawl at Madison Square Garden.

League Commissioner David Stern came down hard on Anthony and six other players for their roles in the fight.

New York Knicks player Nate Robinson and the Nuggets' J-R Smith each received ten-game suspensions, and four other players were also suspended.

Stern also fined each organization 500-thousand dollars -- but there was no separate penalty for Knicks coach Isiah Thomas, who'd warned Anthony not to go into the lane before the mayhem started Saturday night.

Mardy Collins -- whose hard foul on Smith sparked the fighting -- was suspended six games, and Knicks teammate Jared Jeffries will miss four.


Denver's Nene and the Knicks' Jerome James were both penalized one game for leaving the bench area during the chaos.