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Quote of the Day: Kevin Garnett profanely clarifies his relationship with Glen Davis

Feb 22, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

Newly acquired Brooklyn Net's NBA player Kevin Garnett listens during a news conference introducing him in Brooklyn Reuters

There are plenty of teams interested in signing Glen Davis for the remainder of the season after he agreed to a buyout of his contract with the Orlando Magic.

The Nets and the Clippers are believed to be the front runners, mainly because of the ties Davis has to Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Brooklyn, and to Doc Rivers in Los Angeles stemming from their time together with the Celtics.

The recruitment from the teams has been real, though it hasn’t exactly reached epic proportions, at least in Garnett’s eyes.

From Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:

Kevin Garnett made it clear that his recruiting of Glen “Big Baby” Davis is not a romantic courtship. There was one phone call to a good friend, a pitch from Garnett to a former teammate about joining the Nets as a free agent.

But there won’t be candy or flowers waiting at Davis’ doorstep.

“Big Baby’s not my f—–g valentine,” he declared as he ended his three-minute session with reporters.

It was a strange reaction from Garnett, especially when considering his team’s reported interest in potentially adding Jason Collins, as well. But despite the comment about Davis, Garnett seemed extremely supportive when the subject of Collins came up.

“I think it’s important that anybody who has capabilities and skill level to have a chance to do something he’s great at or one of the things he’s good at,” Garnett said. “I think it’d be biased and, in a sense racist, if you were to take that opportunity from a person.”

  1. Kevin S. - Feb 23, 2014 at 3:02 AM

    It wasn’t strange at all. KG wasn’t going all “no homo” like an insecure teenager, one of the reporters asked Garnett if he’d sent Davis flowers, which is something you’d do if you were courting a date, not a teammate. Hence, the valentine reference.

  2. logicalvoiceseys - Feb 23, 2014 at 3:15 AM

    Prejudice not racist KG…

    • jimeejohnson - Feb 23, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      He hates babies.

  3. davidly - Feb 23, 2014 at 4:29 AM

    Kevin S. is on the money. Ironically, in the Net age, when verification of quotes *in context* should be possible, ripping bits out of context and making “strange” insinuations about something untoward by the person being quoted is par for the course. The author of this post fell for the Daily News editor’s use of that method and spread it further and wider.

  4. silkysmoke - Feb 23, 2014 at 4:57 AM

    “Strange reaction”…..what a dumb sentence. And connecting it to Jason Collins. Stupid article

  5. tuberippin - Feb 23, 2014 at 5:08 AM

    Don’t be ridiculous.

    Big Baby’s valentine was a six-foot sub sandwich.

    • basketballhooper1 - Feb 23, 2014 at 7:18 AM

      Or, you know, his hot wife Jenna Gomez… lol

  6. delmarbriere - Feb 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    It always amazes me how this bozo is so well liked. He’s a dirty player, foul mouthed icehole that I certainly wont miss once he is gone. His legacy, if he has one, will be that he turns his back on friends just because they want to go to a winner. Which is what did exactly when he went to the nets. Only prob is that so far the nets are the loser, by acquiring garnett, and on the court. I hope that once he retires that people treat him the way he treated people.

    • pharohislife - Feb 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

      “If he has a legacy”

      If you have to question that then I have to question your NBA knowledge. He’s one of the best Power-Forwards in NBA History. If you say otherwise you lack knowledge of the game.

    • unxpexted1 - Feb 24, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      Even though he was traded to both teams? Know your stuff bruh.

  7. Kansachusetts - Feb 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Enough with the Garnett haters. KG is the best teammate anyone could ask for. He’s a brilliant, big-hearted guy with a high school education who has spent every year since he was a freshman in high school on the basketball court. If he conflates “racist” with “prejudiced,” big deal. You know what he means.

    Those who like to throw the code-word “thug” around about NBA players love to hate him. They say he’s a dirty player, when he’s really just your average wily veteran big man — tugging, pulling, and grabbing for every advantage he can get. He’s also one of the greatest team defense players of all time. So what if whenever you read his lips on the court he’s saying “M—-f—-, m—f—–!!!”. He’s KG and he’s one of a kind. Get him on your team, in his prime, and he’ll change your mind.

  8. pharohislife - Feb 23, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    If you hate on KG your favorite team has probably fallen victim to some of his antics. It’s ok I don’t blame yall his whole goal is to get under the opposition’s skin, and obviously it works.

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