Found February 09, 2012 on
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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 per...
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Kevin Garnett, when he wants to be, is one of the best interviews in the NBA, maybe the very best. He’s funny, he’s entertaining, he’s colorful and he’s powerfully emotional.After Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for second place on the Celtics all-time scoring list, Garnett spoke at length yesterday about his friendship with The Truth.A transcript follows.On his first meeting...
This is actually a picture of him as the plane was going down. I think that we can all agree that Clint Eastwood is all that is man. Only he could create a movie at age 100 that has every racial slur I've ever even heard of (and ones that I haven't) without anybody second guessing it. In 1950 Eastwood decided to work as a lifeguard for the U.S. Army during the Korean...
Boston Celtic Kevin Garnett takes the ball off the opening tip off and gives Rondo the long snap.
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The Boston Celtics took more than two minutes to score, and when they did, their first two points were the result of a bogus foul call. An off-balance Kevin Garnett jump shot bounded off the backboard and almost smacked Mickey Mouse, chilling on his couch down in Florida, more than 1,000 miles away, straight between the eyes, but Garnett was sent to the foul line and made both...
MIAMI -- The last time the NBA had an All-Star Game without Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki, there were articles out about how gas prices were soaring.
Talk was it could exceed 1.50 a gallon.
That was a long time ago," Miami guard Dwyane Wade said of 2001.
The last time the NBA had an All-Star Game without Garnett was 1996. You dont want to know what gas prices...
If you saw the opening tipoff for the Celtics-Lakers game Thursday night, then the outcome may have felt like karma. After the Celtics won the tip, Kevin Garnett hiked the ball between his legs to Rajon Rondo, who then hiked the ball to himself. I don’t know if unconventional move was a nod to the Patriots players in attendance or what, but it was pretty funny. Probably would...
Hey, would you look at that. The Celtics just made football season last a little longer. Kevin Garnett long snaps the ball back to Rajon Rondo, who does a baby snap to himself. How whimsical! I figure this is the basketball equivalent to starting off your long, at-times-entertaining, but flaw-exposing speech with a punchy joke.
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The Lakers and Celtics squared off in a Thursday night matchup at the TD Garden, and a couple of the Boston players chose the moments immediately following the tip-off to hone their long-snapping skills. Jermaine O’Neal won the tip back to a waiting Kevin Garnett, who proceeded to spin and hike the ball to Rajon Rondo some 30-feet behind him. Rondo then snapped the ball to...
Doc Rivers looked defeated after his team met that fate against the Lakers. Kevin Garnett was left off the All-Star team for the first time in over a decade. Paul Pierce missed his chance to nail the game-winner. Ray Allen was open on the last play of regulation, but Pierce couldn’t get him the ball.
I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Los Angeles.
The Lakers survived because the Celtics couldn't take advantage of another weak offensive output. Ray Allen hit some shots early, and one big three late, but Paul Pierce could only manage...
NEW YORK — Dirk Nowitzki's streak survives, despite one of the worst seasons of his career. Two other old stars are no longer All-Stars. Nowitzki was chosen Thursday to his 11th straight All-Star game, with coaches overlooking the lowest scoring average since his second NBA season in favor of his ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce overcame slow starts to return to the All-Star game, but the lengthy runs of Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan are over.