The Boston Celtics lost to the Houston Rockets 101-89 on Friday night, but that hardly seemed to matter to one of the NBA’s most competitive players. Kevin Garnett and other Celtics personnel approached Rockets coach Kevin McHale following the game to give him their support.
Garnett and McHale embraced after the game and shared a particularly moving moment. The two have a long relationship that spans nearly two decades.
"Oh you know, KG and I, we go way back," McHale said after the game, per Jonathan Feigen. "He’s a good guy. There will always be a special place in my heart for Kevin."
McHale was the general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves when the team drafted Garnett, then a high school player, No. 5 overall in the 1995 NBA Draft. Garnett quickly turned into the team’s franchise player, and McHale even coached him for a brief time. After realizing that Minnesota was a long way from competing, McHale generously dealt KG to the Boston Celtics, which instantly became a championship contender. Garnett went on to win his first NBA title in his first season with his new team.
In addition to the personal relationship the two men share, McHale is one of the best Celtics players in team history. He won three NBA championships with the franchise during the ’80s, and he had his jersey retired by the team. McHale is still considered a part of the Boston Celtics family, which is part of the reason why the C’s had such an emotional moment with him after the game.
Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale shared a long hug with Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett after Friday night's NBA matchup at the Toyota Center, where the Rockets defeated the Celtics 101-99.
It was the first time the teams played since McHale took a month-long absence to grieve the loss of his daughter Sasha, who died of complications from Lupus at the age of 23. As they...
Everyone has their opinions on Kevin Garnett whether you are with or against him. A lot of people say he is a fake tough guy and a phony. I will tell you one thing from my view is that Kevin Garnett is a serious person. He means what he says and says what he means. This small moment in sports during a time like today is proof of many things - Kevin's (both) emotions,...
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December 15, 2012
I included the video of Kevin McHale and Kevin Garnett embracing in the game recap, but I felt that this moment was so special it needed to be mentioned again. Yesterday was a very rough day for almost everyone in this country. Twenty precious children were killed in an act of senseless violence. Those of us who are parents and grandparents were hit especially hard by the tragedy...
On one of the most tragic days in recent American history, Kevin McHale and Kevin Garnett shared an emotional hug Friday night after the Rockets’ 101-89 win in Houston. As everyone is processing the events in Connecticut, McHale continues to mourn the loss of his daughter Alexandra, who died of Lupus on November 24th. Garnett [...]
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After the Houston Rockets beat the Boston Celtics by the score of 101-89 on Friday night, Rockets head coach Kevin McHale had an emotional moment with Celtics forward Kevin Garnett during a postgame.McHale lost his daughter Sasha in November to Lupus and Kevin came over to give support to the man who drafted him in Minnesota:
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Kevin Durant's shoes tonight.I watched the whole game, took notes and tweeted about it. But lamenting some poor interior defense and bad shooting just doesn’t feel right tonight. The lasting image I have from this game wasn’t Jeff Green’s fierce dunk or James Harden’s outrageously effective Eurostep. It was Kevin McHale, who recently lost his daughter, sobbing into Kevin...
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1: A mournful embrace
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