by Sandy Dover / @San_Dova
Look, I don’t know what Garnett actually said to Villanueva, or why a future Hall of Famer keeps lowering himself to front-running trash-talk sessions with mediocre players on lottery teams during blowouts.
–Bill Simmons, ESPN – Grantland.com
Kevin Garnett, the Boston Celtics’ full-time power forward, part-time center and No. 1 spewer of seditious, slanderous smut, failed to lead his team to the Finals this past year. He was healthy as he could be, presumably. He wasn’t lacking so much in ability, but his mouth was closed a little more often. Strange, because that mouth had been going for the previous three seasons, from 2007-10, as he paraded around, purposely starting confrontations that seemed to fuel his green faithful into the glory march of seasons past.
Between picking on players nearly a full foot shorter than him and perimeter guys, players like Jose Calderon, for instance, I assume KG felt that it wasn’t the lowest he could go. Somehow, he de...