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Kevin Garnett gives interesting postgame pep talk after home loss to Bucks

Nov 3, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett calls out to his team mates as the Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Reuters

Kevin Garnett is a different dude. Now in his eighteenth NBA season, if you didn’t know this by now, you’re clearly new to things. Let us welcome you, then, to the wonderful world of KG, and how he sees the game through specially-colored glasses.

After the Celtics fell to 0-2 on the young season in a blowout home loss to the Bucks, Garnett felt it was time to showcase some of his veteran leadership skills. Apparently he gave his teammates a postgame pep-talk to try to snap them out of the early-season funk.

The theme of this talk? Hyenas. Naturally.

Here’s what Garnett said about it once the media arrived, via Chris Forsberg of

“Hyenas. Running in packs means that we help each other,” he said. “Since I’ve been here, we’ve built the code on what these great organizations have been built on — and that’s history. And that’s gained not by individual, but by team. And I just spoke upon that with everybody in here, without the coaches and everybody. Just letting all the new guys know what it is to be a [Celtic], reiterating that and letting them understand the severity of putting this jersey on and everything that comes with it. I won’t go into that — it’s none of y’all business — but I had to reiterate it tonight. I thought tonight was the perfect night to do that.”

It really is none of y’all business, and Garnett probably couldn’t care less whether we get where he was going with this or not. It’s the response from his teammates that matters, so maybe those on the inside that heard the entire thing will be able to translate that into something useful from a team basketball perspective.

Hyenas, though?

  1. jtchernak - Nov 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    You were hating on the celtics during and after the heat game now making fun of KG just what this blog needed another bias writer

    • limonadamas - Nov 3, 2012 at 9:18 PM

      Please… The blogosphere is absolutely full of writers who are Celtics homers.

    • hehateme2 - Nov 5, 2012 at 8:05 AM

      He’s a jerk. End of discussion.

  2. dgbk - Nov 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    whats wrong with hyenas? they run in packs and for the most part help each other… might not be a glamour animal pack to mention like wolves. his point is still valid celtics arent good enough to try to play “hero” ball. they will have to play and win as a team.

  3. libertynchurch - Nov 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Bad metaphor. They are the cowards of the predators. Sneak attacks, requires overwhelming odds, scavengers, and straight up Fugly! Not a noble creature.

    • eugenesaxe - Nov 3, 2012 at 9:50 PM

      Sooo, they’re the KG of the animal world?

      • 00maltliquor - Nov 4, 2012 at 2:41 AM

        OMFG, libertynchurch & eugenesaxe

        Laughing so damn hard right now at those post!! ahhh thank you for that. LOL

  4. captainwisdom8888 - Nov 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Maybe KG just wants his teammates to scavenge points, have dirty mouths, and laugh hideously.

    Yeah, this guy is a hall of famer, but he is flat-out nuts…it’s not even up for debate. You gotta love how much profanity all the young people get to hear/lip-read from this clown.

    Motherfu**** this…..motherfu**** that……

    • scalfor3 - Nov 4, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      There’s no doubt that KG is straight up crazy, but cursing isn’t a good example of it. It’s not like everyone else on the court is clean cut but KG is swearing like a sailor

  5. BigBeachBall - Nov 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    there a videos of hyenas getting eaten alive by tigers on youtube…

  6. charlutes - Nov 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Yes, Hyenas. Don’t question K.G. He’s a competitor, you just think he’s weird cuz ur an armchair expert. Being awesome doesn’t make u weird.

  7. patsfan15 - Nov 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM

    Profanity is a part of this world. We are all adults but if your children are watching and wonder what those words mean simply explain because eventually they will hear and probably use said language. If it bothers someone then those people shouldn’t watch.

    • letangusespertplus - Nov 4, 2012 at 12:48 AM

      no man, when it comes to kids its never the parents responsibility to be a parent. just blame the person doing something bad and shelter them from it until they go to school and hear it everyday.

  8. deltachi8 - Nov 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I understood it perfectly. God bless KG

  9. eugenesaxe - Nov 3, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Do hyenas go around punching other animals in the junk and acting like 5 year olds when their packmates leave for better feeding grounds?

  10. brewcrewfan54 - Nov 4, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    Bucks played really good

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