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Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

Posted on: December 13, 2011 8:16 pm
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Posted by Royce Young

Most every player, coach and general manager is giving the stock answer when asked about how a shortened season and training camp affects their team.

"Everyone's got to do it," they'll say. Or something close to that.

But not Kevin Garnett. He's a bit angry. Via ESPN Boston:

"I think what you see, we're a rushed league right now," Garnett said. "Everybody is paying attention to the Chris Paul situation. But I don't know why everyone's shocked, because Stern has been pretty adamant about when he wants to do things and how he does things.

"Timing is everything. Chemistry is something that you don't just throw in the frying pan and mix it up with another something, then throw it on top of something, then fry it up and put it in a tortilla and put in a microwave, Heat it up and give it to you and expect it to taste good. You know? For those of you who can cook, y'all know what I'm talking about. If y'all can't cook, this doesn't concern you."

Most college students disagree, as putting anything in a tortilla makes it a quality meal. But that's beside the point. Garnett is frustrated with the hurried state of the NBA. I don't really know what else he wants, but that's the way it is. I suppose the season could start later and there could be fewer games, but that's less money for everyone and you know nobody is going to be for that.

Ray Allen and Paul Pierce feel the same way as their Big 3 teammate.

"I feel very rushed," Allen said. "I can't say that I've been particularly happy with the way things have transpired over the last two or three weeks, but I think everybody is in a situation where we just have to do the best with what we have. We have to adjust to the situation at hand, and it's a challenge for all of us. We're all going through it, so there's nothing more you can do about it but prepare yourself physically and mentally."

Pierce: "We talk about it. This is something that could have been avoided, especially when you see all the different trades falling through, the disorganization of rosters at this point. There probably should have been a period where you had a free-agent signing period and then training camp. Christmas Day was something that was really pushed amongst the players as a key day, and that's why we've rushed the way we've been rushing."

That just comes with the territory of a lockout shortened season though. There will be 66 games in a short amount of time and teams are going to pay the price. Fans will probably pay the price by having to watch bad basketball at times. In truth, some games might be sort of like a can of beans thrown in a pot mixed with Honey Nut Cheerios with a bit of cheese and cinnamon on top. In a tortilla.

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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

@Stokomo, dude, why are you getting so worked up about the comments left on a sports website by a bunch of people who aren't even using their real names?  Tongue out



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

For all those venting on this site, who do you think is looking at what you write? The people you are venting on probably will never see what you say. And if you have never met or been acquainted with the person(s) you put down or vent towards, then why does it make you sooo mad? Professional sports is a business for ENTERTAINMENT ONLY!!! Some get so worked up over situations that are waaayy beyond your control that it almost makes you look FANATICAL (psychotic). Surely there has to be more in your world than a sport person or entity. Calling someone outside their name is really 3rd mentality. Enjoy your own life and stop trying to bring others down.



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

Garnett, shut up. You were one of the main reasons the lockout went as long as it did. Shut your damn mouth.  Quit sounding like a bitter old man and play ball.  You are in a big market team, yet you can't get anyone to play there, maybe its because of how you act.  Little old Utah has 16 players on their roster and ALL of their players reported on time and are in amazing shape.  Maybe you should have done the same.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:18 pm
 

Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

 agree the held out to long they should have bang out the best deal quick but because of the greed between millionares & billionares it lasted way to long.you made your bed so shut up & lay in it.Yell

They didn't hold out...they were locked out by the owners.  Lern 2 reeed.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:51 pm
 

Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

i agree the held out to long they should have bang out the best deal quick but because of the greed between millionares & billionares it lasted way to long.you made your bed so shut up & lay in it.Yell



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:44 am
 

Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

They're paid unbelievable amounts of money to play a game and despite the stupidity of their comments during the lockout, they still have the nerve to complain about something. Rushed? For a fraction of what these guys get paid, I'm pretty sure anyone out there would like to be Rushed.
F these guys and their entitlement attitudes.



Since: Apr 5, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:28 am
 

Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

Garnett makes millions of dolars in a 4-5 month season and he is complaing? Just shut up garnett and play ball !!! danny ainge is sure rubbing off on all his players.....bunch of cry babys !!!!!



Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:06 am
 

Kevin Garnett calls out Stern for rushed season

I am so sick of this cowardly,hate fulled blogs about players being spoiled and pamper and that they make too much money to complain about things that are wrong with the leagues all you couch grabbing, beer drinking, screaming idiots are jealous of the fact that you don't have the talent or will to great at what you do except being LOSERS. Now you use blogs to vent about the fact you are a loser nothing can done about it. P.S. Love God, Love Families,and Friends and also Get a life.




Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:52 am
 

OH MY GOD, SISSY MILLIONAIRES FEEL RUSHED

You pricks are lucky there is even a season. In cities other than LA, DAL, NY, BOS, MIA- Attendance is way down. Hmmm, who pays your salaries? The ticket holders. Who cares about your opinion? The NBA is almost forgotten, and quickly becoming the #3 sport in America.  Then all you dummys can go play for Turkey. (the country)



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 10:47 am
 

KG should have been ready

If you were that worried about "being ready" you should have put down the bags of potato chips and focused on having a "mandatory" team workout. Everyone rips David Stern but he is the head of a multi-million dollar operation and EVERY DAY it's not functioning they are losing money. So shut your idiotic mouth KG and play ball. And to think, I used to respect KG in his Timberwolves days.



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