In a blogtable on NBA.com, our beloved Kevin Garnett was repeatedly tabbed as the league's orniest player:
Steve Aschburner: Normally I like to answer right up front and expound after, given these short-attention-span times. But … really? One graf to nominate and persuade on this loaded question? This could be a whole column. Or a series. Here’s the best I can do in the space allowed: The orneriest player in the NBA is Kevin Garnett, case closed.
Shaun Powell: Kevin Garnett came into the league as a young, eager, somewhat innocent and effervescent teenager – Da Kid, if you recall — and will leave as the Clint Eastwood character in Gran Torino. As if his body language and facial contortions don’t scream “Git off my court” enough, he too often throws a verbal punch below the belt (Charlie Villanueva, etc.).
John Schuhmann: Kevin Garnett is definitely the orneriest player in the league, and probably sets the most illegal screens of anybody.
The Gran Torino analogy is perfect...