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Najera: Kevin Garnett hits like a grandmother

Posted on: February 8, 2011 10:46 pm
Edited on: February 8, 2011 10:49 pm
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Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett mixed it up again and, this time, his opponent took exception. Posted by Ben Golliver. kevin-garnett

On Monday, I did the unusual: I applauded Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson for flapping his gums, as he called out Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett for his recent shenanigans. I went on to wish that there were more NBA folks willing to stand up to Garnett's tired bullying routine. Last than 24 hours later: we've found two volunteers! A player and a long-time beat writer. 

During Monday night's game between the Celtics and the Charlotte Bobcats, Garnett elbowed veteran Bobcats big man Eduardo Najera in the face. Najera's response, according to the Charlotte Observer, was a little bit of face-to-face smack talk.
Celtics provocateur Kevin Garnett elbowed Bobcats forward Eddie Najera in the face late in this one. They went nose-to-nose. How did Najera respond? "I just told him he hits like my grandma,'' Najera recalled postgame.
In a follow-up piece, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer blasted off on Garnett, applauding Najera for standing up to Garnett and for speaking his mind after the game.
Garnett is a fraud. I’m not saying he isn’t a great player. I’m saying he only picks on people he thinks are weak. Call his bluff, and he backs off in this really wormy way.  Najera, who would be the first to say he’s way beyond his prime, stood up to Garnett’s B.S. Monday. When Garnett elbowed him in the mouth, Najera reminded him he’s no more tough than Najera’s grandma. That’s classic. I’d heard for years that Garnett is a phony, the bully who doesn’t know what to do when he’s called out. Good for Najera.
A grandma and a fraud in one night! This, my friends, is progress, another step in the sorely needed, league-wide Calling Out Kevin Garnett movement. I'm all for it. Maybe after a dozen or two more incidents, commisssioner David Stern will finally deem it necessary to flex his considerable muscle. 
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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Najera: Kevin Garnett hits like a grandmother

Najera plays basketball like a grandmother.

I hope everyone keeps piling the hate on Kevin Garnett. He's one of those guys who thrives on that stuff. So please, everyone, by all means continue to fuel his fire.



Since: Apr 18, 2010
Posted on: February 9, 2011 10:19 am
 

Najera: Kevin Garnett hits like a grandmother

Everyone applauds Garnett for his effort, his enthusiasm for the game, how emotionally invested he is... He's an old little bitch. He finds the weak one (usually the foreign white guy) and makes himself feel more like a man by messing with him the whole game. But,You sure as hell wont hear about it from Wilbon tho! Its a superstar league, no matter what kind of punk is considered as one.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2011 3:28 am
 

Najera: Kevin Garnett hits like a grandmother

In a follow-up piece, blasted off on Garnett, applauding Najera for standing up to Garnett and for speaking his mind after the game.
I can't believe someone actually cares that a team's beat writer wrote something negative about an opposing player and applauding their own.  Its what they do.  This story line is already tiresome.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2011 12:16 am
 

Najera: Kevin Garnett hits like a grandmother

Loser?  What have you done with your life?



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2011 11:03 pm
 

Najera: Kevin Garnett hits like a grandmother

Way to go Najera (future hall of famer) talking mess. How many times have you won a championship, mvp, defensive player of the year? Oops! never! Shut the hell up loser!!!!!!!


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