Tag:Craig Sager
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:01 am
Edited on: January 27, 2012 1:10 am

Kevin Garnett interview: 'It was a bar fight'

Posted by Ben Golliver

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett once told us that "anything is possible," and "anything" certainly includes mounting a comeback from 27 points down to defeat the Orlando Magic on the road without Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen.

That's what Garnett's Celtics did on Thursday night and you can probably imagine that he was pumped up about it afterwards.

In what will go down as one of his most memorable post-game interviews, Garnett got emotional with TNT's Craig Sager immediately following Boston's 91-83 victory.

"Goddamn bar fight! Goddamn bar fight, man! It's a bar fight, Craig," Garnett shouted, shifting his weight back and forth as he often does when the adrenaline is flowing. "Bar fight! Tonight was a bar fight, man! We knew they were going to come in with a lot of energy, tonight was a bar fight. Have you ever been in a bar fight? Ask Charles [Barkley], he's been in a bar fight. This is what it was tonight." 

In case you weren't counting, that was eight "bar fights" in less than 20 seconds.

"We won in the second half," Garnett continued. "In the first half, they came out with a lot of energy, put ourselves in a hole, then we simplified our offense, came out... I forgot you were doing the interview. Go ahead."

He then paused to catch his breath. "Woo man."

Sager then asked if he believed Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who said earlier in the game that a comeback was possible.

"Absolutely. Since I've been here in Boston, Doc has never told me nothing that wasn't true.  We were in the Finals one time, we were down whatever it was, he told me we could come back, I believed it and we did. Tonight was no different. Woo."

Sager attempted another question but Garnett started to veer into incomprehensible statements, shouting out to Ray "Ray Ray" Allen to congratulate him on the birth of his child and then telling Sager, "you look good tonight, dog." 

Before saying "go to bed, boo boo," and simply leaving the interview to go to the locker room, Garnett admitted: "I'm all over the place."

No doubt about that. Good times.

Here's the video courtesy of YouTube user The Ultimate Jordan.

Hat tip: @TasMelas
Posted on: December 3, 2010 1:49 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:13 pm

LeBron James clarifies comment to Craig Sager

LeBron James of the Miami Heat took to Twitter to clarify comments he made to TNT's Craig Sager after Miami defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers onThursday night. Posted by Ben Golliver Following the Miami Heat's Thursday night demolition of the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James was interviewed by TNT's Craig Sager, who asked him for his message to Cleveland fans and whether he wanted to apologize for The Decision, the television special in which he announced he was "Taking his talents to South Beach," leaving the Cavaliers to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. To Cleveland, James told Sager, "Seven great years. Loved every part. Loved every moment. From the growth when I was an 18 year old kid to a 25 year old man. We tried our best, as a team, we tried our best to bring a championship to this city and just try to play hard every night. I have the utmost respect for this franchise, utmost respect for these fans, and just continue the greatness for myself here in Miami and try to get better everyday." James' comment about "greatness for myself" drew immediate criticism on Twitter. Within hours of the game ending, James tweeted a clarification. "Did a post game interview with Craig Sager and I mentioned "Greatness" and I didn't mean my self individually, I meant to say US as a TEAM working towards "Greatness". Anyways Great Team Win for US tonight!"  As for The Decision, James refused to apologize for how the television special unfolded. "I don't want to apologize," he told Sager. "I think my intentions was not to hurt anyone. My attention was solely on kids in the whole process. I'll always say, the decisions I'll make, I live with them. There's always ways that you can correct them, or ways you can do them better. But, at the end of the day, I live with them. I'm satisfied and I'm happy right now." Here's the full video of LeBron James' post-game interview with Craig Sager.
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