The always flamboyant Kevin Garnett makes his newest and possibly boldest claim yet. “The Big Ticket” vows that he would die out on the basketball court if that’s what it would take.
”I’d die out here if I had to and that’s real talk. I’ve been doing this for a long time and ways where I know how to conserve energy and get ‘em at free throw lines and when guys are shooting free throws, those are valuable seconds for me.” Said Garnett. ”When I train in the summer I train for a lack of, and when I say that, I mean rest. I program my body to recover as quickly as it can. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I’m a cerebral player these days and I know how to buy myself time on pick and rolls and stuff like that, things that you don’t see when you’re in your seat and it helps me.”
KG says in his post-game interview following the Celtics game one victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Listen to this at WEEI.
Love him or hate him, there is no contesting the fact that KG is one of the most passionate players in all of sports. Young or old, this guy has went out and given it every single drop of blood, sweat and tears each game of his career.
Call him old. He’ll let you know about it. KG has never been shy and will never back down from any challenge, on or off the court.
Garnett registered 29 points and 11 rebounds in game one’s 1 point win over the 76ers. He followed that big performance with 15 points and 12 rebounds in their 1 point loss on Monday night.
Action will resume on Wednesday night.