KG retiring after playoff run?
Old 06-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett may call it quits at the end of the 2012 NBA season.

According to Steve Aschburner of NBA.com, an unidentified friend of Garnett said, “I think that's what we've been seeing in these playoffs. The way he's been playing, it's like he wants to go out on his terms.”

Garnett has had a Hall of Fame career that started when the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 1995 NBA draft.

The zealous power forward was voted league MVP in 2004 and Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, and has been selected to 14 All-Star games.

He was part of the All-NBA First Team four times and the All-Defensive First Team nine times. He also led the league in rebounding in four different seasons.

Garnett spent 12 seasons with the Timberwolves and the only thing missing from his résumé was a championship. In 2007, he was traded to the Boston Celtics and formed the “Big Three”, alongside Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.

The All-Star trio won a title in their first season together. To date, that is Garnett’s only championship.

He is now 36 years old and his physical skills have declined. He is no longer the elite athlete he once was, but still proved this season that he can be extremely effective.

Garnett has a career average of 19.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. This season, he posted 15.8 points and 8.2 boards per game.

Statistics aside, Garnett has built a reputation for himself as one of the fiercest competitors in the league. He has been the driving force behind the Celtics' defense, which has been one of the best in league every season since he arrived.

If going out on his own terms is what Garnett wants, then he has already earned that.

The Celtics looked to be in trouble early on in the year, just barely hanging onto one of the final playoff spots. But the team made a late surge and Garnett was a catalyst behind this turnaround. The Celtics are now in the Eastern Conference Finals for the third time in five seasons.

If Garnett does retire following the season, his intensity, effort, and skill will be missed not only by Boston fans, but by all basketball fans.
Nba Arena - News - Kevin Garnett is Retiring After Playoffs??

I know I'm gunna miss him. Talks a lot of crap but love how much edge and grit he adds to the game. I'm not the only one who feels this way that's a guarantee.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nba Arena - News - Kevin Garnett is Retiring After Playoffs??

I know I'm gunna miss him. Talks a lot of crap but love how much edge and grit he adds to the game. I'm not the only one who feels this way that's a guarantee.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He was 1st team all defensive and was a top 5 scorer at center. I think he has so much more left.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Love articles based on quotes from anonymous friends.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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interesting comment from kg in the post game interview - doris burke asked him what motivated him at his age, and one of his answers was 'owners who talk to much'.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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interesting comment from kg in the post game interview - doris burke asked him what motivated him at his age, and one of his answers was 'owners who talk to much'.
Who was he referring to? I love how he looked directly at the cameras for those words only. It was a great interview.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i assume boston's.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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He's not done. He's just getting back into good shape after his knee injuries the previous seasons.
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He don't look like he's gonna retire anytime soon
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i assume boston's.
Didn't hear about this when it happened; Atlanta Owner called him dirty and he took exception.

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He's surprised the fuck out of me, although that's mostly because HE DID LOOK GASSED during those first 32 games when Boston was 15-17.

Props to Rivers for putting him at C and using him in the most effective manner.
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Didn't hear about this when it happened; Atlanta Owner called him dirty and he took exception.
that was may 10th. no way he's referring to that now. maybe he's referring to multiple incidents, of which that was one, but i really don't think he brings that up directly in the interview today.
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that was may 10th. no way he's referring to that now. maybe he's referring to multiple incidents, of which that was one, but i really don't think he brings that up directly in the interview today.
He's brought it up multiple times. I do think this is what he was referring to. He's got the "find motivation out of nothing" gene.
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I love KG.

People hate on him for being expressive and talking shit. He did a lot of that in the Minny days too, just seems no one noticed it.

What he's shown in the playoffs so far is nothing short of unbelievable. He'll literally go down as not only one of the best bigs of all time, but arguably the most versatile.

I remember in the good old days, you would see KG guarding all 5 positions. Play post, perimeter, bring the ball up, set up the offense, everything...Guys just a beast. I hope Boston takes it this year. Them or San Antone would be the next best thing since Dallas is out...
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KG>your favorite player. Unless its Shane Battier. Top 20 player of all time easy.
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Fuck KG, I hope the bus runs him over before game 6.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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^Woah, excessive no?
KG is a bit of a pussy for all the barking he does but he's def a great player.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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He was referring to the Hawks owner. He has been almost everyday for the past couple weeks ever since the Hawks owner made the comment.

Like any great player, he can find anything, even small, to fuel his fire.
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Danny Ainge shed some light on Kevin Garnett’s impending free agency decision.

"Kevin and I had a good conversation last week and the conversation was mostly on how he needs time before he makes that decision," Ainge said. "I think we'll talk within the next week, but I'm not so sure that's a decision day for him. He may want to wait and see what sort of team we have. I'm not sure.

"I know that he wants to come back. I know he likes Boston, and I know he loves playing for (coach) Doc (Rivers). He loves everything about the team and the city and so forth. I think that his decision will be, 'Do I really want to play? Or do I not want to play.'"

Garnett, 36, enjoyed a resurgence after switching from power forward to center.

"KG has said over and over again, he doesn't want to go out not being a significant player. He doesn't want to be eaten alive by new young players. And you can see his will," Ainge said. "But, at the same time, I don't think people realize how hard it is for him to get ready to play. It's really draining for guys that age, to just prepare to play -- two or three hours worth of treatment, stretching.

"The days are different than when you are 25 or 30 and you just sort of wake up from your nap and show up to the gym and play. The wear and tear. It's what you eat, how you live, it is a season-long thing, and it's much more exhausting at that age."
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