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UMass’ Maxie Esho Once Joined Kevin Garnett In Adidas Commercial (Video)

WALTHAM, Mass. — Thousands of young basketball players grew up idolizing Kevin Garnett. Very few ever had a chance to meet The Big Ticket in person. UMass product Maxie Esho was one of those lucky few. Esho, a 6-foot-8 forward prospect who hails from the Washington, D.C., area but attended prep school at Lee Academy in Maine, participated in a pre-draft workout Thursday with the...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Portis Brings Kevin Garnett-Esque Intensity Into 2015 NBA Draft

WALTHAM, Mass. — If you were to ask an NBA evaluator to describe Bobby Portis, the first three or four adjectives out of his mouth likely would be some synonyms of “toughness.” Tenacity. Physicality. Intensity. Relentlessness. For the 6-foot-11 Arkansas product, who visited the Boston Celtics’ practice facility Wednesday for his first pre-draft workout, 100 mph is the only...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reporter: Nets in 'a bigger ditch than we've ever seen'

The Nets compromised their future when they made a trade bringing Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn a couple of summers ago. Now, they're in that future, and things don't look good.Brooklyn is lacking draft picks, youth and contract flexibility moving forward, even if it is coming off a playoff appearance during which it put up a fight against the Hawks.Now, though, everyone...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: The Curious Case of Tim Duncan

While his contemporaries such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter and the retired Steve Nash all have succumbed to Father Time, San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan continues to play at a high level, despite 18 seasons in the NBA. Duncan may well be in his 30’s but age hasn’t stopped him on the court […]
Via Project Spurs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics Are Completing the Process (3 Prospects they Should Target)

The Boston Celtics are in a rebuilding process. Most back seat GMs were calling for the end of the Celtic lore when they traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn two season ago. Yet, two short seasons later, fresh faced coach Brad Stevens has turned a project into a playoff team. Doubling their win total in his second season at the helm, they snuck into the playoffs as...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics are Completing the Process

The Boston Celtics are in a rebuilding process. Most back seat GMs were calling for the end of the Celtic lore when they traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn two season ago. Yet, two short seasons later, fresh faced coach Brad Stevens has turned a project into a playoff team. Doubling their win total in his second season at the helm, they snuck into the playoffs as...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Bobby Portis

The Boston Celtics have been trying to fill the leadership role on their team ever since trading Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in 2013. In the case of Garnett, a lot of that leadership came from his attitude, work ethic, and his voice on the court. Some of the same qualities can be seen in 20 year old Arkansas power forward Bobby Portis as he enters this year's NBA Draft. Should...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett: Emasculating Joakim Noah since 2007

In Bleacher Report's Howard Beck's Oral History of Kevin Garnett, KG fans are given a taste of some of the behind the scenes stuff we pray we get more of over the years. Personally, if I ever find out what he allegedly said to LeBron James in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, I imagine I'll be happier and more fulfilled than the guy who discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls. My favorite...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: The Origin Of Joakim Noah, Kevin Garnett’s Hatred For Each Other

Think about Joakim Noah and Kevin Garnett. What do you imagine? It’s probably both players battling for rebounding position, elbows flying, pushing and shoving. You probably picture the two trash talking up and down the court too. Surprisingly, the two big men weren’t always enemies. Well, at least one of them didn’t view the other like one at first. A couple days ago, Garnett...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

This Story Of Kevin Garnett Trash Talking Joakim Noah Is Cold Hearted

This story of Kevin Garnett trash talking Joakim Noah during his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls is cold hearted.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett Highlight 2015 NBA Finals Commercial (Video)

The NBA has a subtle message for the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets: you’ve got a long way to go. Three of the four teams in their respective conference finals didn’t make the cut in the league’s newest commercial for the upcoming NBA Finals, showcasing a handful of the greatest teams in NBA history. The Rockets did, but only as...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A fine day in Cleveland, oral histories, and Pixies: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. We’re staring down the barrel of Memorial Day 2015, the Cavs open their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Atlanta Hawks this evening, and the Indians got a win (!) last night behind yet another dominant pitching performance. It’s a great day! Cavs coach David Blatt can explain why better than I can: David Blatt greets the media: "Great...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves win No. 1 pick in 2015 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves landed the first pick in the 2015 NBA draft following the league’s annual lottery. Minnesota had an NBA-high 25 percent chance of landing the top pick, based on its last-place finish in the league-wide standings. This is the Timberwolves first time ever winning the No. 1 overall pick. “This is a great day for our franchise and our fans. We’re...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Anticipate Kevin Garnett Returning Next Season

Glen Taylor expects Kevin Garnett to play next season. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Garnett at the trade deadline in February. "I see that he's out working really hard to get his knee into shape," said Garnett. "So I anticipate that he's interested in coming back. I can't say that for sure, but I don't know why he would be out there doing what he's doing if he didn't want...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Had Handshake Agreement For Kevin Garnett In 2007

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly had a handshake agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007 on a trade of Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for Kevin Garnett. "Dr. [Jerry] Buss came to me and said, 'I have a handshake agreement with Taylor, that he's going to come to L.A. But (Kevin) McHale hasn't concurred yet.' So I said, 'Well that's a good excuse.' You always, as an owner,...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Plumlee speaks highly of Kevin Garnett

If you didn't get a chance to read Howard Beck's incredible oral history on Kevin Garnett at Bleacher Report, you should really set aside 30 minutes to flip through it. Beck helps tell some incredible stories about one of the most interesting men in the NBA, and Mason Plumlee had a critical part in it.  Here, Plumlee speaks glowingly about his former teammate: Plumlee and Garnett...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson: Lakers had ‘handshake agreement’ for Garnett in 2007

The Boston Celtics traded for Kevin Garnett in 2007, and the 15-time NBA All-Star immediately helped turn the franchise around and win a championship. That title was won at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were apparently left wondering what could have been after the NBA Finals. In a fantastic oral history of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce almost joined the Timberwolves before Kevin Garnett came to Boston

If you missed Howard Beck's incredible, multi-part oral history on former Celtic Kevin Garnett from Monday, you should probably set aside 30 minutes to flip through it. If you like KG, there's nothing not to enjoy about this piece. The stories, the personality, the information is all superb. There's also this one tidbit in the piece that stood out. Back in the day, when Garnett was...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Celtics Should Root For Timberwolves To Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

The Boston Celtics’ surge into the 2014-15 postseason guaranteed they wouldn’t be participating in the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be keeping a close eye on the ping pong balls, with a focus on one team in particular: the Minnesota Timberwolves. As part of a trade that sent forward Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Haps – 5/19: 290 Sports References Made By Action Bronson, Amy Markham Squares Up

What’s The Haps for May 19th? Amy Markham graces The Haps, Hare Jordan gets a tribute, girls in Vegas walk funny, and more. The Links – An oral history of Kevin Garnett  The man was/is a treasure. 290 sports references from Action Bronson YES Ohio State did does not acknowledge Michigan on his homework assignment [&hellip The post The Haps – 5/19: 290 Sports References...
Via No Coast Bias
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA announces 2014-2015 All-Rookie teams

The NBA announced its all-rookie teams for the 2014-2015 season Monday. 130 writers and broadcasters made up the panel who elected the teams. Rookie of the year and Minnesota Timberwolves forward, Andrew Wiggins, was the only unanimous selection for the first team. Joining Wiggins on the first team is Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue: Kevin Garnett Once Headbutted Wall In His Own Home, Left Hole

Several of the individuals interviewed for Bleacher Report’s excellent and voluminous oral history of Kevin Garnett spoke about the difference between the future Hall of Famer’s fiery on-court persona and how he acts in everyday life. But while Garnett might not spend his free time trash-talking random strangers on the street, the intensity that’s made him one of the best...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett once head-butted a wall while watching “Making Da Band”

At this point in his career, many people believe that Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett is a sure-fire Hall of Famer. I also believe that many people, including myself believe that Garnett is crazy. His notable incidents with Dwight Howard and pissing Carmelo Anthony to the maximum have been documented. But another story about that just came out about Garnett solidifies how crazy...
Via No Guts, No Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett once trash talked Joakim Noah about his hair

Kevin Garnett's legacy as a trash talker is perhaps unparalleled in the NBA annals. So when a recent oral history of the 38-year-old veteran's career comes out, you just know it will be rich with gems.And it's certainly no surprise to see longtime Garnett foil Joakim Noah make his way into the mix of stories about Kevin's famous mouth. The Chicago Bulls center who previous idolized...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The oral history of Kevin Garnett is the most glorious thing you’ll read

Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck has compiled an oral history of Kevin Garnett as told by former teammates and coaches, as well as his agent and some writers. These first-hand accounts have been woven into some of the most spectacular stories you’re ever going to read about KG, and they provide a lot more insight than many of us have ever had into perhaps the most intense athlete...
Via Red's Army
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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