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Two weeks to training camp… KG is still crazy after all these years

Sep 17, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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The wait is almost over. We’re two weeks from training camp, and the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season. Basketball is almost back. As we get closer we’ll be bringing you reminders of why this game is awesome, what you’ve missed, and what to look forward to.

Look, I don’t know how else to put it. The guy’s crazy. Totally, absolutely, without question guano insane when he steps on the floor. Because if it was all an act, someone would have called him on it in public by now. Kevin Garnett‘s just not functioning the way most human beings do when he hits the hardwood floor of an NBA court. He’s a drooling, barking, headbutting, smaller-European-guard-bullying, slap-and-dashing, trash-talking psychopath hellbent on ruining your day and taking the scoreboard home with him to chew on with the power plugged in.

It’s entertaining for everyone except whoever’s on the other side.

  1. zblott - Sep 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    That unyielding ferocity lands him at #14 on this list’s top-50 of all-time:

  2. eventhorizon04 - Sep 17, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    KG is the classic, “You love him if he’s playing on your team, you hate him if he’s playing against your team” type of player.

    It’s who he is and who he has always been.

  3. michaeljordanseviltwin - Sep 17, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Kevin Garnett might fit the criteria for Manic-Depressive Disorder. I don’t get to see him outside of the context of basketball but he definitely acts manic at times.

  4. cosanostra71 - Sep 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    lol at the Sager interview. I hadn’t seen that before. That’s right up there with the Shaq/Sager interview.

  5. lakerluver - Sep 17, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Trash talk or not, KG is one of the all time greatest players ever. Easily top 20. For a long time I thought Mailman and Barkley were numbers 2 and 3 on the greatest PF list. Now I think I’d take KG over them both. Of course Duncan’s no.1.

  6. nycalldayz - Sep 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Love him or hate, Kevin Garnett is an all time great. And is one of the leagues 50th greatest players of all time. KG may do some perplexing things, but u know what you’re getting every night. KG wasted most of his prime in Sota which is unfortunate, because of a player of his caliber should have more than one ring, but one is better than none.

    • robbie84 - Sep 18, 2012 at 7:44 AM

      Many would argue that if you put KG in Duncans place and they switched spots, that Duncan would never have a ring and KG would have one or two more rings than Duncan.

      The differences between Duncan and KG? Both elite scorers in the post. Both great jump shooters and free throw shooters.
      The difference? KG is a far superior defender and he is in many fans eyes, a slightly superior player because of this.

      Just imagine how good that San Antonio team would have been with KG instead of Duncan.
      I love Duncan, but he was put into the right situation in SAN AN. KG stuck with SOTA for all those years and the most help he had was Sprewell, Marbury and Trenton Hassell against Shaq, Kobe etc.. in the Western Conference Finals.

      Just think about them and compare their greatness if they were in each others situation.

  7. steelers4385 - Sep 17, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Basketball isnt nearly half as good as football. I think with NBA and NFL with their stupid rule changes and other crap that the NBA is way worse now. How cool that every other play is a foul and games are no longer won with skill but with who gets to the line more.

    • jjordannba - Sep 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM

      Wait this article is about comparing and contrasting the NBA to the NFL? Because if so I think I missed all of that.

  8. elComandanteenJefe - Sep 17, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    KG has game and he can talk trash, but one thing he doesn’t have is a BITE to that BARK! It’s all TALK, TALK, TALK, TALK, and MORE TALK. Like a little b.itch bird. Let him try that little b.itch bird talk on Haslem, Ivan Johnson, Okafor, and several other players in the game who will put him in his place. He’s always been known to chase the smaller players AS IF he’s going to throw it down, yet it was GREAT to watch him run away from McDyess! If EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE, the best thing would be for KG to get his little b.itch bird lips split.

    • jjordannba - Sep 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

      Well i’ve actually seen KG mess with players of all shapes and sizes. Here’s a few to name: Blake Griffin, Deandre Jordan, Mickael Pietrus, Channing Frye, Dwight Howard, Jeff Teague, Joakim Noah, AL Jefferson, Andray Blatche, Dwayne Wade ect.

    • nycalldayz - Sep 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM

      @elComandanteenJefe … Contradiction isn’t, here u are an anonymous online poster saying that someone else is all “bark”. It’s all TALK, TALK, TALK, TALK, and MORE TALK with u isn’t? Aren’t u the little sissy bitch talking tough online. You like many on here and other sites talk tough by hiding behind your keyboard, pimple cream, waiting and wishing to get an actual girl.

      • elComandanteenJefe - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

        You must be a sissy bitch also for calling people out with personal attacks. Must be that deep throat action you got going on there with KG. Don’t gag sweetie… you’re a pro at this!

      • elComandanteenJefe - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

        By way sissy bitch nycalldayz, my assessment of KG and his bark is based on the videos being posted. NOT ONCE has he stood up to someone who would put him in his place. He’s all antics and noise on the basketball court. And yes, you’re right… I’m talking tough by hiding behind my keyboard, pimple cream, waiting and wishing to get an actual girl. You so smart there sissy bitch… you so smart!

  9. nycalldayz - Sep 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    How great it is to be Garnett, Lebron, Kobe, Pierce, Wade, Melo and etc. Successful and wealthy and have anonymous haters throughout the worldwide-web. They’re so miserable with themselves they go online and type hate-fill messages. Funny, but sad. lol

    • elComandanteenJefe - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM

      @nycalldayz — Rondo? Is that you? Anyways, must be great to be the King or DWade or even Kobe for that matter. Not quite sure I’d want to be KG or the rock hogger Melo. But in either case, you obviously speak out of your arse. These are opinions and not hate filled (not hate-fill) messages, two completely different things which your low level of intelligence does not allow you to comprehend. It’s not that I said, hey I’m going to kick KG’s ass, which I probably couldn’t due to my height disadvantage, or called out KG for something that other players haven’t called him out on. It’s not even that I said he needs to be hit by a bus or he doesn’t deserve what he has worked for because of this or that. It’s simply an opinion based on what I see in the videos and what I’ve seen him do throughout his career. He’s not Alonzo Mourning, Charles Oakley, Larry Johnson, Joe Dumars, Larry Bird, Bill Laimbeer, or any of the other real big men who didn’t talk smack but rather backed it up with smack. I’m sorry that you’ve taken such offense to an opinion. I didn’t know that you could be so sensitive and so uninformed as to the way others live their lives. If you’re going to sit here and burn some brain cells with your post, the very least you could do is provide some substance as a rebuttal rather than just empty space.

  10. scalfor3 - Sep 18, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    i’d never seen that sager interview. “we don’t wanna see that” hahahahahah

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