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Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:10 am
By Matt Moore

On Sunday, Kevin Garnett did what Kevin Garnett does. He unnecessarily taunted a European player in a preseason game in which his team won. See, look, video. 


I know. Big shock. 

And you can point to Bargnani having more points and rebounds, and more points-per-minute and rebounds-per-minute than Garnett, but of course, it was preseason, so that doesn't matter. 

Garnett has been doing this so long, it's either a friendly, familiar tradition in your eyes or a worn-out act. It's Andrea Bargnani we're talking about here. Garnett doesn't need to pysch him out to get him to play badly or weakly. But for Garnett, it's not about that. He's not able to turn it off. And for some reason, we really love that.

It's probably because so many NBA players seem so disinterested all the time, versus Garnett, who genuinely seems to care about 75 percent of the time, down from 90 percent of the time two years ago. Garnett does coast through long stretches of the season, now, along with his Celtics teammates. And more and more often he's actually blown by and dunked on as age starts to diminish his impact. But mentally and emotionally, he's still the same lunatic he's always been, and he'll still be revered for that.  

Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:12 am

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

Its only Andrea Bargnani. Its only the former number 1 pick who only averaged over 20 per last year. Why try and psych him out he is terrible.

Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:47 am

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

Another reason NOT to watch the NBA

Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:04 am

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett


The issue here is not the numbers game that is so clearly one sided due to age and years of wear and tear, but moreover the fact that Garnett was and is still able to get into the heads of the softer players in the game. The truth of the matter is rather than to start a trend and have more players doing this to offensive opponents, the ref balked on the Traveling Violation and chose to send Andrea to the line for free throws. This season we can expect Garnett to be nothing more or less than Kevin Garnett and limited tolerance from the referees and the NBA overall when it comes to Garnett and his antics, especially after him calling out David Stern on a Nationally Televised Interview ...

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:39 am

Video: Kevin Garnett is still Kevin Garnett

Actually Matt Moore.. Andrea Bargani has some pretty good numbers over the past few years! He has gone from 15.4 , 17.2 to 21.4 last year.. if he works on the defensive side of things he could be very good. My guess for all Garnetts acting like a tool Andrea went to the line and hit his free throws. 

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