Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 5/31/12
It's been six years since Wally Szczerbiak took the court alongside Kevin Garnett for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but apparently bad feelings have died a slow death between the two NBA players. Toward the end of the Boston Celtics' 115-111 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, which put them behind 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals, Szczerbiak tweeted: "KG is another one who lacks the clutchgene always has." (The message has since been deleted.) This was after Garnett missed five of his final six field goal attempts and turned the ball over with 1:16 remaining in overtime, but still, it was harsh. After all, Garnett finished the game with 18 points and eight rebounds. He did shoot just 33.3 percent from the field, but at 36, Garnett was largely responsible for leading the Celtics so deep in the playoffs this season after many thought the team too old to contend. Szczerbiak, on the other hand, is a year younger than Garnett and hasn't played in the NBA since 2009, when he averaged 7.0 points and 3.2 rebounds for Cleveland. By comparison, Garnett averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds that season for Boston. Szczerbiak's tweet might not have been the smartest move ragging on a older former teammate who's still relevant after you've retired is never a great idea but it was just one message among many that he posted to his @WSzczerbiak account during Wednesday's game. Other messages included: "KG never takes big shot for Celtics now he's fourth in line behind Pierce Allen and Rondo to take clutch shot. Warrior all game though!!" "KG was a warrior all game but in OT he was horrible on both ends of the floor tonight!! NBAPlayoffs" So no, it wasn't all negative, but it's the clutchgene tweet that sticks with people, old spite dredged up that makes Szczerbiak look bitter and likely serves little purpose than to further fuel Garnett's anger-driven game. Follow Joan Niesen on Twitter.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL exec: Bears GM Ryan Pace 'just got fired with this draft'

Isaiah Thomas loses tooth during Game 1 vs. Wizards

John Elway consulted Jim Kelly before drafting nephew Chad

McCloughan a possible candidate for Bills' GM vacancy?

Rockies-Diamondbacks game included a broken-bat homer and the longest homer of 2017

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Texans wouldn’t take Jay Cutler’s calls

Albert Pujols mocks Rangers pitcher after beef

Top 10 takeaways from the 2017 NFL Draft

Mitchell Trubisky booed at Celtics-Bulls game, for some reason

Larry Bird's sudden exit adds to uncertainty surrounding Paul George, Pacers

Nationals Adam Eaton out for season with torn ACL

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

Box Score 4/28: NFL Draft gets younger every year

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker