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Video: Garnett “thanks” Hawks owner for calling him dirty

May 11, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

Kevin Garnett is Kevin Garnett — he was going to be fired up for Game 6 no matter what.

But comments by the Hawks owner that KG is the dirtiest player in the league was just fuel for the Boston big man, who came out and dropped 28 on the Hawks to lead the Celtics to a series win. Garnett “thanks” the Hawks owner and talks about the dirty play reputation. Not surprisingly, KG doesn’t think the Celtics cross the line. Of course not.

  1. cakemixa - May 11, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Fakest tough guy in professional sports history. Good lord, you’d think the Celtics just won the Finals with the reaction to their FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF SERIES WIN!

    • andyhr17 - May 11, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      What exactly is the difference between a real tough guy and a “fake” tough guy? Would Andrew Bynum be a “real” tough guy for what he did to Barea last season? Would The Artist Formerly Known as Artest be a “real” tough guy for what he did to Harden? Seems to me those guys are just a-holes. Garnett just gets passionate and gets in the heads of the other team. It seems to have served him well in his career.

      And yes, shame on the Celtics for showing emotion on moving on to the next round on their home court. They should just form a line, shake hands with the other team, and quietly walk into their locker room and go home. Are you really that dumb, or just when commenting on blogs?

    • jesweeney11 - May 11, 2012 at 9:42 AM

      Wow, you must not watch a lot of basketball. First, Atlanta gives the Celtics fits. They have for years in the playoffs. The games might not be the prettiest but the series is a slugfest. Garnett for his entire career has been fueled by critics and their comments. This is nothing new for him and he will try to find anything he can use to give his mind more of an edge.

      Is he trying to be tough or just play physical? The think with KG is he doesn’t take any plays off. That would annoy the crap out of me if I was another player. I mean he doesn’t let you get a shot at the rim after a whistle. That just gets under guys skin. He constantly jaws at opponents, but guess what…it works. Though I have never thought he was trying to be this enforcer or tough guy. The league doesn’t have any tough guys anymore as the rules don’t allow for it.

      • bozosforall - May 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM

        BS. Garnett is a wannabe tough guy. Goes after guys that he knows won’t push back. I’d love to have seen him try his lame crap on someone like Charles Oakley. Oak would have flattened his narrow ass.

      • drewzducks - May 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        Great. Now you did it. All the rats are coming out of the sewer.

      • bozosforall - May 11, 2012 at 6:26 PM

        No, the rats continue to dwell in the sewer. The rats being you Boston crybaby fans and the sewer being Boston.

      • drewzducks - May 11, 2012 at 6:56 PM

        Same tired rant from brokenrecordforall.

  2. sweetnlow44 - May 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Garnett plays bear hug defense. And somehow gets away with it.

  3. mornelithe - May 11, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Still waiting to see a video of Garnett elbowing someone to the head ala MWP. That’s dirty play. KG is just obnoxious, and anyone who’s ever been through high school should know how to put mouth-runners on mute and focus on the task at hand. If his mouth running bother’s you, shut him up by making plays.

    He’s pretty spot on though in the interview, the Celtics aren’t a dirty team, they just play ridiculous, stifling defense, and play aggressively. They don’t go low or attempt to purposefully injure players.

    Both teams played a very tough series these past 6 games, and I have some serious respect for the guys in the Hawks team, but honestly, the Co-owner was being a baby. Refs call/don’t call all the time. The disparity between the FT’s in this series wasn’t tremendous either, so you can’t really claim favoritism there either.

    • bozosforall - May 11, 2012 at 6:28 PM

      Elbowing someone in the head is nothing compared to the nut shot that KG intentionally gave Channing Frye. And pretending that the refs didn’t balance out the calls, numbers-wise, while making crucial calls against Atlanta in crucial time periods is not only disingenuous, but also ignorant. Then again, New England sports fans are ignorant by nature, so no surprise there.

      • mornelithe - May 11, 2012 at 6:41 PM

        Yeah, didn’t Kobe nut someone also? Yep, Andre Iguodala…. So, apparently Kobe is as dirty as KG then? Gotcha. =)

        Love it Bozos, you come to a battle of wits completely unarmed. And before you say it, Frye wasn’t out for an indefinite period of time with a concussion. Nor was Iguodala.

      • bozosforall - May 11, 2012 at 7:22 PM

        Kobe’s was unintentional…so he wasn’t ejected. KG’s WAS intentional..so he WAS ejected.

        Looks like you are the one who came to a battle of wits, not only unarmed, but with no balls as well.

        You truly are a morononlithium.

      • mornelithe - May 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM

        Ahh yeah, Kobe’s was unintentional because Kobe did it, right. Of course it was. lol.

        Anyway, I gotta run for the night Bozos, it’s been fun. Please post some more drivel so I can have a great laugh in the morning.

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