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Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

Posted on: January 31, 2011 2:26 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2011 2:28 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Just a couple days from possibly disrupting Channing Frye's ability to make children and a few months removed from alledgedly calling Charlie Villanueva a "cancer patient," Kevin Garnett did something new.

Nothing surprising for Garnett, but something new. After yesterday's Lakers/Celtics game, both Yahoo's Marc Spears and ESPN's J.A. Adande tweeted that when asked for his autograph, Garnett told a Lakers ball boy "you've got a better chance of catching Bin Laden."

If you're desperately trying to take offense to the comment itself, don't. There's nothing wrong with it. It was clever, really.

But this is just another example of what a jerk Garnett is. I know you're thinking, "Well, it's the Lakers and the Celtics hate the Lakers." No, it's every team. Andrew Bogut tweeted about Garnett's comment saying, "Little better than what he told one of our ball boys." And having a couple friends that are ball boys in Oklahoma City, I have heard similar stories about Garnett telling off autograph seekers in a not nice way.

I guess it says something about Garnett not caring about image in any way, shape or form. Obviously, he doesn't care what we think about him. I suppose that's admirable in some weird way. It also says he's a mean person to anyone that's not a teammate, family member or friend.

The tweets were deleted from both writers' accounts, but the reason isn't what you might it is. Both told Deadspin that the overwhelming number of retweets and responses was so big that it made their phones unusable. So they deleted the tweet since the news was already out there.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

What a goof.  Typical classless ball player.  Grow up old man and respect things around you- ohhhh having a tough day- things not going you're way.  Good Luck Loser!



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Charles Barkley "I ain't a role model" nominee!




Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy




Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:21 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

I wish everyone who based a story off of a social networking site would go "tweet" themselves. I'm over it.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:21 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

I wouldn't want Garnett's autograph anyways.  First I would probably tell him I hope he would get hit by a bus.  Then I would go on to tell him he is a wuss.  Then when he would try to intimidate me with that funny faces that he makes.  I would first laugh then pimp slap him across his face.  Then he would look around for a REF to call "Foul".  The guy is a douche.  To bad Gasol didn't knock some sense into him.  It was obvious when he was looking for a foul after inadvertent elbow hit Garnett.  Just like Garnett "inadvertently" punched another guy in the balls the other night.  I can't wait to see this guy get played out on the court.  I just hope I have it on DVR.




Since: Oct 13, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

personally i believe the ball boy was out of place asking garnett for an autograph, im sure his boss(even if hes paid) or whoever gave him that position made it clear that hes not there to get autographs, but give basketballs. The only person who might sign a ball for someone during pregame warmups of during the game is T.O or Ochocinco as an endzone dance. Ive liked garnett since the day he was drafted( i live in new york and am a knick fan) because hes a true competitor and plays his heart out and isnt sold out like other big names id rather not talk about. Id like to see any of you people here commenting be in his shoes where an employee of your hated rival asked for your autographs. please.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

I guess I grew up in a kinder age where athletes were expected to be role models, and children were usually treated with kindness. It made it all the sweeter to be complimented (or asked for an autograph) by the opposition. Some of you that have condoned or applauded Kevin Garnetts behavior would probably have prescribed to the creed in the old indian wars of killing the enemy men, women and children, after all, they might grow up to be a Laker fan. Kevin Garnett is no role model, worse he is a total jerk, and he proves it over and over again. There is no reason you can't do battle on the court and still be decent to the youth.



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

I don't think this is exactly newsworthy.  KG is a jerk and he hates LA.  He doesn't like your team, he doesn't like your fans, he doesn't like your ball boys.  He wants to win so badly, he's a maniacal crazy person who seethes whenever the word "Laker" is mentioned.

I sort of understand the way Jets fans feel about Antonio Cromartie with KG.  He's our egomaniacal jerk . That doesn't excuse his actions, but at least he knows his children's names and doesn't lose count.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

If I was theball boy I would've slapped garnett.  Well he would've gotten away w/ it.  It'd be a career killer if Garnett hit him back




Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

Let this be a lesson to ball boys everywhere!!! 


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