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Kevin Garnett admits he's an ass%&@$ (plus talks Heat and losing Game 7)

Oct 5, 2010, 1:49 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Garnett_sad.jpgKevin Garnett is a private person. Not unreasonable, but on a team that now has Nate Robinson and Shaquille O’Neal, it stands as a stark contrast.

The KG we see is the one on the court — focused and intense. He makes no apologies for that. And if you want to use another, more direct (and not printable on this site) word for it, he told WEEI in Boston that he is fine with that (via Sports Radio Interviews).

“I’d think I was an ass%&@$, because I’m misunderstood. I’m serious. I’m not out on the court making friends. I’m not out there patting guys on the back. I’m trying to bust yo’ ass, period, point blank. When I hit the floor, I’m a certain kind of way, and I never have any excuses for that.”

The intensely competitive Garnett also talked about losing Game 7 and where he went emotionally after that.

“Very dark, to be honest, dark. ‘Just leave me alone, let me be my myself. I don’t want to deal with anything right now. Let me just be in a dark place.’ Just the way I replay the game over and over in my mind, trying to get a resolution to some type of place to where you can settle with it. I never found it, but that’s what it is. I say it’s fuel to the fire.

This season plenty of people have the Heat getting in the way of the Celtics getting back to or winning the Finals. KG says he doesn’t know because he hasn’t seen how the Heat come together yet.

“I don’t know. We haven’t seen them play so we don’t know what their style is. We don’t know what they look like. When they go through something we don’t know how they’re going to react. When they lose or when someone gets hurt or when someone goes down, or when someone didn’t get their shots their night, there’s a ton of stuff that you can point at. But the true essence in a team is when, can you bring something else to the table vs. what you’re known for. Can you impact the game a different way? Are you actually enjoying the experience? Sometimes you get caught up in the bigger picture that you need to get some small detail that makes your team in the first place. You know, I’ve known Paul since I was 15 and I’ve known Ray since I was 14 and we’ve known each other and I felt like for the most part we had all been established in what we had been doing. And the time when we met up it was perfect, I felt like we were more established players. Everybody coming to Boston at the time we were coming was focused on one thing. It wasn’t about all the stars. It wasn’t about placement over here, first team, second team. We just came to Boston to win.”

  1. deannaallen - Oct 5, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    Wisdom is something no 1 can take from The C’s. A is excellent, B is good, C is average. Knowledge is a great learning experience, but experiencing wisdom is as great any gift God gave. The maturity of The Team is as high as any I have ever seen. Take it from someone who is aged as much as The Team has. It is a great Thing Coach is a Doctor! God’s gift of Wisdom, Team maturity, Some1 of age, and A Doc. What more do we need? It wouldn’t b the Wisdom of a Champion! Take that from the Wisdom of Alabama Champions and #1 N The Nation! Love The Celtic’s with all A has been can. This should sound like I have alot of Wisdom.

  2. wes unseld - Oct 5, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Kevin Garnett sucks! plain and simple…Mr Elbows!!!

  3. Elder C.E.Bell Jr. - Oct 5, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Iam not a Celtic fan, but I respect their playing ability and heart. What can I say about K.G. the boy has got heart! I loved reading what he had to say. I can not wait until the season starts. Iam a long time Laker fan. Respect is respect.

  4. Heat Champs - Oct 5, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    What are you babbling about? Are you drunk?

  5. Erickkk - Oct 5, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    F U Kevin Garnett, You are GHETTO and you will stay GHETTO. Oh yea and about not hugging anybody on the court That’s a LIE. Remember when they were playing the Pistons back three years ago when everybody were mad cause he was hugging and kissing Rashed Wallace? How about that Garnette? You and Rashed looked so gay doing that.
    F U GARNETTE F U LEBRON AND THE HEAT
    KOBE FOR LIFE A REAL CHAMPION…..

  6. McDaddy - Oct 5, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Are you a man? You sound like a little brat of a boy.

  7. Michael - Oct 5, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    Speaking on behalf of Laker fans everywhere, I’d like to say to KG the following: “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!”

  8. McDaddy - Oct 5, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    That is exactly what I did when the Celts destroyed the Lakers
    by 40 points in game six, 2008. I want a rematch. Let’s have
    a best of three (unless LeBron and Wade get in the way).

  9. Michael - Oct 5, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    If the creaky, old celtics can drag themselves to the finals again (yeah, right), the Lakers will be there waiting for them and will be happy to thump them one more time. It would be a pleasure to beat boston for the 17th title! Hopefully both teams will be healthy this time so Doc Rivers won’t have any more silly excuses.

  10. Drew - Oct 5, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    I would take KG on my team any day no matter what the critics say. The guy brings his lunch pale every night.

  11. Bill-Sonora - Oct 5, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Boston is the ONLY team that can ALMOST match the Lakers.
    Boston is a more complete team and is better than the Heat.
    Go Lakers!

  12. McDaddy - Oct 6, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    If the Lakers are healthy they will be really tough to beat.
    If the Celtics are healthy they will not get a thumping I assure
    you Michael. Admit it, your Lakers barely escaped with a championship. If a few shots had gone Boston’s way, they would
    have won game seven. It will be a another dogfight.

  13. Michael - Oct 6, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    If Bynum had been anywhere approaching healthy, there wouldn’t have even been a game 7, so just stop right there.
    No way a healthy celtics team can take 7 from a healthy Lakers team. Despite Doc’s inane comments, we haven’t seen that matchup yet. In 2008, the Lakers had 1 starter out (Bynum) and one that had just come back from long-term injury and wasn’t close to being ready to go (Ariza). It’s really simply, though: Bynum is a better player than Perkins and will consistently outscore him; Gasol vs Garnett isn’t even a contest anymore; Artest will continue to limit pierce; Kobe is light years ahead of Ray Allen. Rondo is better than Fisher, but Kobe will continue to guard him so no worries. And don’t even get me started on Shaq’s effectiveness at 38 years old after about 95 games in the season (as if he’ll be able to play more than 70).
    celtics just can’t match up…..

  14. wes unseld - Oct 6, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    “the Celitics almost won, if a few shots had gone another way” what the hell, they LOST, get over it, they LOST…….if, this and if that….you stupid celtic fans never stop…..your team is old, all they do well is run their mouths, Rondo is all smoke and mirrors and still cant hit a jump shot, Paula P is just a bad actress, and dragging out a 100 year old Shaq just because Kobe said something that pissed him off is not going to help you either, Celtics will NEVER make it back to the finals with this sorry ^%$ team….dream on clowns….

  15. McDaddy - Oct 6, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    All you do is run your mouth. You sound like a baby.
    Speak like a man if you are going to take the name of wes unseld.

  16. wes unseld - Oct 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    all you do is cry, you have been since june, you and your team suck. meet me anywhere and ill show you what kind of man i’m.. punk…

  17. wes unseld - Oct 6, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    HA…what a simple minded fool you are….ex-military, yeah sure you are, time to change your adult diapers…clown…

  18. McDaddy - Oct 6, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    More stupid insults from a pathetic boy. Now go to your favorite porn site and do what you do best.

  19. wes unseld - Oct 7, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    maybe ill find some pics of you mom there……..pinhead!

  20. wes unseld - Oct 7, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    what kind of loser are you, McDaddy, stupid name for a stupid idiot…….Boston sucks, nothing more then a racist town, full of a%% just like you…..white faces cheering for a bunch of black guys, when you hate black people…figure that one out…..

  21. soccercoach - Oct 7, 2010 at 10:44 AM

    Wow guys.. Lets calm down. I’ve followed the Lakers since I was a Kid. I actually watched West, Chamberlain, Goodrich, play. Yes I’m that old. I had seats and watched the great Magic, Kareem and company. The Lakers are my team. But… I hate the Celtics with a respect Hatred. I hated Larry Bird, Kevin McKale, Robert Parish, and of course Danny (The Cry baby)Ainge. Dennis Johnson was the only one I liked on that team. He was quiet and did his job with class. Besides he won a championship in Seattle. But you know what? All these years later. I miss them. I miss that rivalry. They were the best(damn)games I ever watched. Bar none. Now I respect them all. Yes even Danny. Because they wanted to win just like us. So chill out everyone. Take a deep breath.. It’s game time! We have a whole new season coming up. Besides who are we really mad at? Not the Celtics. It’s the Heat! I hope the Celtics kick Miami’s butt. You know it’s true!

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