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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: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

Who cares?



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

KG is a boss.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

Way to stay true KG, eff the Lakers and eff the hack writer of this column.



Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

I don't take anything the media says seriously. They like to bash today's NBA players for not being as competetive and tough as their forefather's, and mock the absurd use of technical foul calls. But when KG, who is one of the proudest, fiercest competitors, THE DEFINITION of old school, refuses to sign an autograph for the ball boy of his BIGGEST RIVAL, he gets killed by fake pieces of SHEEET like Young. So what if KG is a jerk when he plays basketball, its a competitive sport, not a beatuy pageant. Atleast KG has the balls to be himself and give his team an edge despite knowing he'll get bashed by pu(say)yyy lipped journalists.




Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

funny



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Kevin Garnett harshly tells off Laker ball boy

Maybe Garnett doesn't know how to write and he doens't want to be embarressed when he signs with a big "X"  ?  Laughing


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