Found June 28, 2012 on
I was in New York to cover Steve Nash’s “Showdown in Chinatown” charity soccer game. There, I spoke to Elton Brand briefly about Kevin Garnett, against whom Brand and the Philadelphia 76′ers matched up for seven grueling games in the conference semifinals.
The simple question was whether he, as a man who faced him on the floor just a month ago, saw any signs of wear in KG. The simple answer was no.
“He’s got a lot left in the tank. I hope he comes back. I’d love to see him again in the playoffs.”
Still, there is no stopping time. At some point, every player has no choice but to hang them up. And Brand is well aware of that. He’ll turn 34 this upcoming season, his 14th season in the NBA. Brand knows the end of his career isn’t far off, much like KG, and he knows there are adjustments to made along the way.
“It’s a big difference. How you played when you’re 21… there’s a big difference between when you’re 34 or 35. You got that internal burn to get better, y
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The Steve Nash Foundation hosted the Showdown in Chinatown this week. During the game NBA stars showed their soccer skills a la Euro 2012. One particular instance showed that Mike Dunleavy Jr. is really good at blocking the ball off his face. Unlike the guys at Euro 2012, he didn’t roll around on the pitch like he was dying.
Steve Nash. One of the most sought out free agents this off-season has been linked with a bevy of teams, but many still questioned if he could really leave the Phoenix Suns. I believe this ESPN report just made things a wee bit clearer…..for NBA fans at least. “I don’t necessarily feel like it’s [...]
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Kevin Garnett is staying with the Celtics. The Herald has learned this morning that Garnett has informed the club he will be back.
The 36-year-old considered retirement, but ultimately decided to return for an...
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Kevin Garnett typically looms large at the Celtics' practice facility. A 6-foot-11 future Hall of Famer cannot help but dominate the room, but on Wednesday, Garnett managed to take over the proceedings even though he was nowhere to be found. Garnett, an unrestricted free agent, has yet to make his intentions publicly known as the opening of the free agency period...
Steve Nash is expected to choose between the Suns, Knicks, Nets, Raptors and Mavericks as he enters free agents.
Last week the fine folks at Samsung invited us to one of their NYC soirees for the Samsung Galaxy SIII. It just happened that in attendance were Steve Nash, Walt Frazier, Bill Walton, Kevin Love and Steph Curry. Of course the name that stuck out to us was Nash because we’ve been jonesing to interview this guy about his days with the frosted tips and if he had better hair than...
Kevin Garnett has been in contact with Danny Ainge since the Celtics were eliminated in the Eastern Conference finals.
Ryan Hollins played 5 1/2 seasons in the NBA and never found a big man he clicked with quite like Kevin Garnett. Hollins showed almost immediate improvement when he landed in Boston on March 23, meshing with Garnett and forming an occasionally impenetrable defensive duo in the post. The 17-year veteran even went to unusual lengths to mentor Hollins, 27, a gesture the younger player...
NBA scout's assessment:
"He's the best passer to come through college basketball the last few years." The 6-4 lefty averaged 8.1 points and 9.8 dimes for a Tar Heels team that has three other players expected to be taken in this year's lottery. Regardless of what happens during the Steve Nash Free Agency Dance, Marshall would represent a long-term playmaker...
1.Anthony Davis Kentucky Fr. 6’10” – It’s hard to image that just a couple years ago in high school Davis was a guard, now he has grown into a power forward. His game reminds people of Kevin Garnett. Davis has great length and size, and he just needs to add some muscle. Davis is an outstanding athlete with great quickness and leaping ability. Offensively he has...
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