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Re: KG explains "last all-star game" quote
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 03:38:14 PM »

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KG suggests that his quote was taken out of context.  He says he was speculating that he wouldn't make the team in the future, not that he was planning on retiring.

KG also indicates that he wants to retire a Celtic and be "buried in green".

Not shocked that's what he's saying now, but not completely buying it either. KG seems like a very candid person, and I think he just let something very personal slip without thinking about it. This is all damage control.
I'm less likely to take KG too literally, especially right after a tough game.

Absolutely a fair point. Being that exhausted can lead to saying impulsive gut reaction things you don't mean in hindsight, at least as likely as saying true things you didn't mean to reveal to the media.
Disagree completely.  I thought this is what he meant from the beginning.

KG is a humble person and knows he probably didn't even deserve this all star nod.
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Re: KG explains "last all-star game" quote
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 04:02:06 PM »

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Re: KG explains "last all-star game" quote
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 04:45:25 PM »

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Re: KG explains "last all-star game" quote
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 04:55:46 PM »

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KG suggests that his quote was taken out of context.  He says he was speculating that he wouldn't make the team in the future, not that he was planning on retiring.

KG also indicates that he wants to retire a Celtic and be "buried in green".

Not shocked that's what he's saying now, but not completely buying it either. KG seems like a very candid person, and I think he just let something very personal slip without thinking about it. This is all damage control.
I'm less likely to take KG too literally, especially right after a tough game.

Absolutely a fair point. Being that exhausted can lead to saying impulsive gut reaction things you don't mean in hindsight, at least as likely as saying true things you didn't mean to reveal to the media.

yeah this is true.

As Doc suggested, there is also a strong possibility KG would say he wanted to retire right up until he actually had to stare never playing again in the face... then he'd have to come back again.  Too much of a competitor.


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Re: KG explains "last all-star game" quote
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2013, 02:23:42 AM »

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KG suggests that his quote was taken out of context.  He says he was speculating that he wouldn't make the team in the future, not that he was planning on retiring.

KG also indicates that he wants to retire a Celtic and be "buried in green".

Not shocked that's what he's saying now, but not completely buying it either. KG seems like a very candid person, and I think he just let something very personal slip without thinking about it. This is all damage control.

Didn't listen to the link, but I heard him on NBATV this afternoon and he basically said the same thing there. I too did not buy it then and I still don't.

I think you nailed it. He momentarily let out too much and is now playing it down because of all the attention it got nationally (all over ESPN yesterday).
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