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Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:10 am
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By Matt Moore

On Sunday, Kevin Garnett did what Kevin Garnett does. He unnecessarily taunted a European player in a preseason game in which his team won. See, look, video. 

 

I know. Big shock. 

And you can point to Bargnani having more points and rebounds, and more points-per-minute and rebounds-per-minute than Garnett, but of course, it was preseason, so that doesn't matter. 

Garnett has been doing this so long, it's either a friendly, familiar tradition in your eyes or a worn-out act. It's Andrea Bargnani we're talking about here. Garnett doesn't need to pysch him out to get him to play badly or weakly. But for Garnett, it's not about that. He's not able to turn it off. And for some reason, we really love that.

It's probably because so many NBA players seem so disinterested all the time, versus Garnett, who genuinely seems to care about 75 percent of the time, down from 90 percent of the time two years ago. Garnett does coast through long stretches of the season, now, along with his Celtics teammates. And more and more often he's actually blown by and dunked on as age starts to diminish his impact. But mentally and emotionally, he's still the same lunatic he's always been, and he'll still be revered for that.  
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Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

garnett sucks and he is the uglyest guy in the league, looks like a dog



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

Garnett is washed up,just like the celtics.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

YAWN, Dumb Article. Go Celtics!!!!!



Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

what most people didn't see is that andrea bargnani drew the foul and made the free throws. sure bargnani is a terrible defender and rebounder, but he still puts up 20+ points a game, is lethal behind the arc and his quickness and ability to put the ball on the floor and attack the basket, as demonstrated in this video, is much better than most big men in the league.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

So Garnett talks trash. Who gives a damn? At least he is not addicted to drugs, beating up his wife, going on national television to announce his free agent decision while nearly single-handedly causing the NBA lockout in the process, etc.

The guy runs his mouth. That's it. He's not pulling a gun on anyone, so why is this even a story? I swear. The lengths some people will go to bash K.G.



Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

Garnett is a punk and always will be a punk. He always does this stuff to players who he know's wont do anything about it. Pull that on Ben Wallace and the big bad Garnett will back peddle until someone holds Wallace back, then he will tough again.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:02 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

It's we're talking about here. Garnett doesn't need to pysch him out to get him to play badly or weakly. But for Garnett, it's not about that. He's not able to turn it off. And for some reason, we really love that.
(Sorry - forgot to highlight the part I didn't write.)

Two issues, Matt.

(1) No, "we" do not love that. "We" find it annoying and tired.  Garnett is a loser.  His best days are way, way behind him.  Doing this sort of thing now, he just looks pitiful.

(2) This has already been said.  But you write about basketball for a living, so it needs to be beaten in how uninformed you seem to be.  Bargnani is a good player.  He's one of the best European players in the NBA.  Your attempt to equate him to a scrap heap player is nuts.

Nice work though.  



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

 It's we're talking about here. Garnett doesn't need to pysch him out to get him to play badly or weakly. But for Garnett, it's not about that. He's not able to turn it off. And for some reason, we really love that.

Two issues, Matt.

(1) No, "we" do not love that. "We" find it annoying and tired.  Garnett is a loser.  His best days are way, way behind him.  Doing this sort of thing now, he just looks pitiful.

(2) This has already been said.  But you write about basketball for a living, so it needs to be beaten in how uninformed you seem to be.  Bargnani is a good player.  He's one of the best European players in the NBA.  Your attempt to equate him to a scrap heap player is nuts.

Nice work though.  



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Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:24 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

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Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:13 am
 

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

Yet you still read about it


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