Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 6/16/12
It’s been over a week since I came to the conclusion that Kevin Garnett would retire after this season. I was convinced of it immediately after watching KG answer a question from ESPN’s Doris Burke after the Celtics beat the Miami Heat in game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Burke asked KG what fuels him after 17 years in the league. KG said “competition”, then looked in the camera and defiantly answered his critics. He spoke to those who say he’s a dirty player (Hawks owner Michael Gearon, Jr.), and those who claim he’s too old to be great. Garnett boldly told a national television audience that it’s the naysayers who fuel him to be the best. But I also saw a man who was nearing the end of the line, both physically and mentally. A man genuinely hurt by the constant doubting of his skills from owners, fans, columnists, and talk show hosts. A proud warrior who was sick of having to prove himself after winning an NBA title, league MVP, multiple All-Defensive team selections...
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