Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 12/15/12
When Kevin Garnett walked over to Kevin McHale, embraced him, and let the man who drafted him cry on his shoulder, it showed a couple of things. First, it was a glimpse into the type of person Kevin Garnett really is.  Sure, we see the fun little curse-filled post-game rants here and there, but no one outside of a Garnett locker room truly knows him, and we probably never will.  For a few moments, though, we saw the man who cares deeply about his friend and basketball family. Second, it showed that in times of tragedy, we need sports, or similar distractions, to keep ourselves sane. Kevin McHale lost his daughter recently.  She was a vibrant, young, 23 year-old, who died from complications from Lupus.  A week ago, McHale returned to the bench to resume coaching.  He needed to get back to his routine.  He needed to get on with his new reality. Life will never be “normal” again for McHale, just like it will never be normal for the people of Newtown, Connecticut.  We, as a nations, as ...
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