I make this topic to hopefully get some clear answers and to see what's your opinion about the following subject:
When I think of Kevin Garnett, I see he is my favourite player, I pretty much love everything about him. He is loyal, passion, pride, hall of famer so important for the current team, KG is a celtic and I'm super happy he will retire as a Celtic
Not only he is my favourite player but I also really look up against him on the way he lives. His work ethic, respect for family and friends, he helps everybody who is on your team etc..
When I discuss him on a Dutch Forum (I'm from the Netherlands) some people who know pretty much about the game and history don't like him anymore, call him dirty, call him disrespectfull to other players etc... I'm always there and try everything to defend him. Obviously he is not so much a fan favourite anymore around the NBA (ofcourse he is in Boston!). But the're are just a few incidents which I want to know a little more about.
- KG vs Tim Duncan. I cannot believe KG said something like, **** you mother****er on mothersday against Duncan? Does someone know a little more about this? Ofcourse there is this scene that he slaps Duncan on the back of his head.
- The Villanueva scene, well alright he just called him a cancer to his team right (not so smart either with his hair sickness), he didn't call him a cancer patient?
- And then Carmelo, do you think he talked about his girlfriend, you cannot do that. But I believe KG when he says on his facebook that he didn't and got to much respect for that.
- And then there are some fouls like the on Frye in the groin area which is probably the ONLY thing I don't like about KG.
What do you think about all this things and Kevin Garnett his legacy.
I found a good article on nba.com today about it aswell...http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2013/01/09/blogtable-the-thing-about-kg/?ls=iref:nbahpt6f
I see him a my hero but I just hope he doesn't say such stupid things because that would me personally give him a little less respect. But I'm glad these things are just on the basketbal court and not like Kidd/Olajuwon who mistreat their wifes...
Hope to see some clear opinions and reactions!
Celtics for life!!