At first glance, this video is really nothing to get all that excited about. The Boston Celtics are leading the game by fifteen points. A ball is flying out of bounds and Kevin Garnett in all his KG-ness decides to give a little bit extra effort to save the ball, although an argument can be made that this is the best part of the video because he’s about 67.5 years old and he is given reckless abandon flying into the crowd.
The best part of the video though is what happens when the play continues the other way. After Rondo misses a reverse lay-up, Boston Celtics CSN play-by-play guy Mike Gorman really calmly mentions “Kevin Garnett took out one of our monitors”. This isn’t shocking if he was saving a ball at mid-court, but KG jumped into the crowd in the Celtics’ half-court. So what happened?
It turns out to quickly get back into the play, Kevin Garnett decided to run along the aisle and jump back into the court at where Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn were calling the game for Comcast Sports Net. Completely unnecessary, but no less humorous. I would have enjoyed it more if someone was walking back to their seat with a water or something and KG grabbed it, took a swig from it and then jumped over the table, gave Tommy a high-five before taking a shot of his whiskey and running back onto the court to play defense.
The other best part is how nonchalant that Mike and Tommy are about the incident. When the monitor breaks, Mike calmly mentions that KG broke a monitor and Tommy even decides to reward him a Tommy point for the incident. If I knew all it took to get Tommy points was breaking computer screens, I would have done it a long time ago.