Found February 15, 2013 on
There is a generation of NBA fans that have not seen the game being played without certain superstars on the court--like Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics. However, if some of his recent comments can be believed it sounds like his days on the court might be coming to an end soon.
He doesn't come right out and say that he is retiring, but he makes several comments regarding his future in the All-Star game--basically that he is never playing in another one again.
Since if he gets voted in he has to play or miss out on a regular season game there can only be one conclusion, because there is no way that a player would miss a regular season game just to skip the All-Star game, right?
KG must be retiring.
Then again, the way he makes it sound, all he could want is the weekend off too. Having been in the league as long as he has I would think that he would be familiar with the rules and that he can't skip the game just because he feels like.
So is he retiring or does he actually not know the rules after 18 seasons and 15 trips to the All Star game?
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Happy to be there? Not exactly...
After the win over the Bulls on Wednesday night, Kevin Garnett made headlines by saying this weekend's All-Star Game would be his last. It immediately fueled speculation of his retirement, which he then tried to put to rest on Friday. My take on the situation? KG is just plain sick of it. He's 36 years old (37 in May), playing...
Kevin Garnett sat down with the NBA TV crew in Houston today as part of their ASW coverage. His comments after Wednesday’s win against the Bulls were immediately brought-up. Garnett backpedaled a bit when Steve Smith said: “You said this is your last one..why?” Ticket replied: “I can’t say that I’m gonna be an all-star next year-I didn’t say I wasn’t gonna play...
Kevin Garnett mentioned that he was bringing his family to All Star Weekend with him and he was going to enjoy it because it was going to be his last. That set off a feeding frenzy of the media speculating that he was planning to retire at the end of this season. He sets the record straight about those comments in this interview. I sure wish Rondo was there with him. They'...
Did Kevin Garnett unintentionally announce his retirement tonight? When the 17-year veteran was asked about this weekend’s All-Star game following the Celtics’ 71-69 win over the Bulls, he responded by saying it would be his last. When asked why, the Celtic, who has two years and $23.5 million remaining on his contract after this season, said “Ya’ll don’t know what I know...
Much was made of the supposed “beef” between Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony earlier this season. After a physical, emotional game, Melo supposedly waited outside of the Boston locker room to have a word with KG. Then the rumors started flying about what was actually said on the court between the two. Now, the two have apparently talked and resolved whatever issues there might...
Kevin Garnett plans to retire as a member of the Celtics.
STAYING IN BEANTOWN
Kevin Garnett has been mentioned in trade conversations, but the veteran All-Star forward says he will not waive his no-trade clause.
BOSTON — Already short on bodies, the Celtics were almost another man down on Wednesday.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers offered Kevin Garnett, the 36-year-old center who will be taking part in his 15th All-Star game this weekend, a chance to sit out the game against the Bulls to get some much-needed rest. As much as Garnett admitted he could use the respite, one look around the locker...
Sweet Jesus, it's 1 am on a Friday night, yet the rumors keep rolling in. But this time is a little different. This time it's Woj (esteemed Yahoo NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski). The proposed deal: Kevin Garnett for Clippers PG Eric Bledsoe and C DeAndre Jordan.
Here's an excerpt from Woj's article (co-written with Marc Spears) (link).
The Boston Celtics and Los...
Josh Smith has again been linked to Boston by a respected NBA reporter.
I keep hearing Josh Smith's primary destination is Boston.— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) February 14, 2013
"Primary destination" can mean trade destination or as a free agent.
It's been well documented the immensely talented, immensely frustrating Smith is a good friend of Rajon Rondo....
I love how they keep on wanting Bolt to give props to other teams and players, but it's all about Kevin Garnett and the Celtics for the world's fastest man.
Big thanks to Celtics Lifer Tia Compenser for the video tip.
The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers are still discussing a trade of Kevin Garnett and Eric Bledsoe, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. But this deal would also include shot-swatting center DeAndre Jordan instead of Caron Butler.
Sources tell Woj that the Celtics and Clippers have been in "regular contact about the possibility." The big hurdle...
Although head coach Vinny Del Negro is understandably in favor of the swap, the jackasses running the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly “totally against” trading second-year guard Eric Bledsoe and center DeAndre Jordan for Boston Celtics superstar Kevin Garnett prior … Continue reading →