It may have been the most infamous taunt in the history of NBA trash talking - if only because of the bizarre nature of the comment.

Last time the New York Knicks played the Boston Celtics, Kevin Garnett reportedly taunted Carmelo Anthony with the words "Your wife tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios," enraging Anthony to the point that he waited near the Celtics team bus after the game until he was ushered away by MSG security and the NYPD.

Before Thursday night's Knicks-Celtics game - which New York won 89-86 - security at TD Garden confiscated multiple Cheerios boxes from fans seemingly planning to rib Anthony.

One sign taken by security featured a Honey Nut Cheerios box taped to plaster board with a message: "Hey Melo, I agree!"

Before the game, Melo and Garnett shared a brief fist bump. Both have maintained the incident is behind them.

The notoriously tough Boston crowd did seem to sneak some Cheerios-related items in past security.

The Garden faithful didn't give Anthony nearly as hard a time as they once did to another Knicks player - Jason Kidd.

It was in 2002 when the Boston fans chanted "wife beater" at then-Nets point guard Kidd - who was arrested on spousal abuse charges approximately 18 months prior to the series. Kidd and the then-New Jersey Nets won the series and made the NBA Finals.

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