Monday, May 19, 2008

The Middle Finger: Kevin Garnett



I'm sure that I'm not the only one that is sick and tired of seeing those Gatorade Kevin Garnett commercials. You know which one that I'm talking about, the one where he's sweating green liquid somehow and there is classical music in the background. He's all intense and whatnot. It's pretty much just a tribute to how intense of a competitor KG is. And they're right, he is possessed on the court. He plays hard every game. But you know what, he's a great big phony. For all the emotion that he shows, it's all a fraud. He isn't a great teammate. He isn't a leader. He isn't a golden boy. And we all know that he's a loser on the court. He's an asshole and I'm going to tell you all why today on the morning of the Eastern Conference Finals where we'll see nothing but chest-pounding and posturing for the next week and a half before the Celtics get beaten.

This week's Middle Finger goes to Kevin Garnett.

I did some research! Yes, I am proud of myself for actually digging up some dirt. Let's start with one of his discretions from his youth. It isn't really fair because we all do stupid things when we are young and most of us change and become better people (Maurice Clarett is an exception). But, he once signed a 126 million dollar contract so fuck him. He's fair game. When KG was in grade school, he and some friends we're arrested for assaulting a white kid. And before someone defends this and makes excuses, he enrolled in some sort of an anger management program and moved to Chicago to get away from the drama. I'm calling this as a fact, that it did happen. What a good guy, starting a race war in school. Tremendous character and integrity!

But, let's move on KG's more mature years...after he entered the league and established himself as a superstar. It's no secret that he and Wally Szczerbiak, who at the time we're the two best players in Minnesota, did not get along at all. KG used to verbally berate Wally on the court during games. You know, what leaders usually do. Anyway, after a practice one day, Wally was in the training room getting some treatments when KG ran in and sucker-punched him in the jaw while Wally was on the trainer's table. Again, this is part of the Webster's definition of "leader".



And that's not all from his T-Wolves days. The year after he won the MVP trophy, KG was playing a pick-up game with some teammates when this happened.

Rick Rickert, a second round draft pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves, was apparently outplaying the team's mighty league MVP in a pickup game. The rookie's glory didn't last however, because Kevin Garnett unexpectedly landed a fist to the new guy's grill. Rick needed stitches to close a cut on his chin and had a chipped tooth. Nothing to joke about.

So, basically what this shows me, is that Kevin Garnett doesn't appreciate it when a rookie is busting his ass to make the team. Oh no, you make the MVP mad, and you're getting knocked out. That's one hell of a teammate right there. This also adds fuel to the fire to GM Glenn Taylor's claim that KG tanked it on purpose during his last season in Minnesota to help force a trade. Or as I like to call it, The Vince Carter. It all makes a bit more sense now and makes that claim much more plausible. When things don't go his way, he either pouts or wants to fight. If he looks bad, he's going to make the others around him look terrible. But the funny thing about those trade demands was that he only wanted to be traded to a handful of teams. He didn't mind shitting on all of Minnesota to try and get out, but he wanted to be selective as well??? Huh, I guess that beggars can be choosers.

But then he came to Boston. They started winning again. You heard all that pompous shit from Boston-area writers about how great of a guy he is and how hard he plays and how refreshing it is to see a Celtic play with that kind of intensity. Give me a fucking break. He's still the same shithead. But he's a front-running shithead now. Sure, everything is going well this year. NOW, he's a good teammate. But he'll do his normal. He'll get Doc Rivers fired. He'll slug Brian Scalabrine in a practice. Because he hasn't grown up at all. He's still the 7 foot baby that he's always been.

My last point regarding this might be the most public of his classiest moments. During game 4 of the Cavs Series, TNT aired a clip of him (I'm guessing unintentionally) looking up into the stands at The Q and calling the fans "fucking faggots". Not only is he a good guy, he's also politically correct, too! And I hope that he got his bigotry out of his system because if does the same thing in Detroit, he's liable to get shot. Hell, he's liable to get shot there anyway.

I'm trying not to make this sound like sour grapes since he helped oust my Cavs from the playoffs. I'm really trying to just convey the message that Kevin Garnett is not the media darling that ESPN and TNT and whoever else wants you to believe. He's a great player, there is no doubt about that. But he's got baggage that has been swept under the rug and I'm not sure why. If Stephon Marbury was punching two of his teammates, what would the media say about that? They'd have a freaking field day. Yet KG gets a free pass because he's "such an intense competitor". I mean, come on, he actually said that he would accept one of Bill Russell's championships if he never wins one of his own. Is that what superstar's are supposed to do? He's going to accept some guy's ring as his own? Well, I hope Russell, was serious because KG is never winning a title. He's Ken Griffey, Jr. He's Dan Marino. He's some hockey player that played a long time but never won anything. He's all talk and not enough substance.



Kevin Garnett is an asshole with a track record of alienating his teammates and his front office. Sure, it's all roses now in Boston. But he will show his true colors soon enough. You can count on it. Dickheads can only act like good people for so long (I have the same problem). So enjoy your Middle Finger, KG, I've instructed Rasheed to stick it down your throat tonight and for the rest of the series.

44 comments:

RedHawk1 said...

Finally someone says what I've been telling friends about KG ever since they drafted Wally. Besides the sucker punch and the yelling, how many times did you see KG look at Wally spotted up, wide open, and throw the pass the other way. And Wilbon called him unselfish for not shooting in the 4th qtr. Are you kidding me? He doesn't want the shot.

Mac G said...

I think I smell some sour grapes towards KG. Kevin McHale and the Twolves owner absolutely crushed that franchise with the Joe Smith trade debacle.

KG has stayed out of trouble, plays hard all the time and is one of the best players of this generation.

Wally is an average NBA player and KG is a Hall of Famer. Rick Ricketts might be pumping gas somewhere.

KG has hit plenty of big shots in his day and I would worry about Danny Ferry/Mike Brown wasting some prime years of Lebron like what happened with KG for years.

Upstate Underdog said...

Thanks G$ for giving me another reason to root against Boston.

GMoney said...

Mac, I see your points. But just because guys aren't as talented, doesn't give him the right to sucker-punch them either.

Believe me, I am incredibly worried about the long-term future of basketball in Ohio.

J Beanie said...

My buddies and I were talking about this during Game 7. We used to like KG. A "good player, who played hard but couldn't win the big one." The media liked him but he wasn't anything special in their eyes. Then he goes to Boston. Why going to Boston (or New York) changes the way the media treats a guy is beyond me. All of a sudden he reached Brett Favre status. This doesn't make sense. He advanced past the first round once before this year and he is now this clutch superstar? I hate this and I hate him.

Matt said...

Before I read this (it looks long), I'm just going to contribute that KG is a homo and I'm rooting for the terrorists to win the east.

Matt said...

It's all so true. I do give KG credit for learning how to speak the queen's english once he turned pro; he sounded like a moron coming out of high school. But really, all that intensity is just a man who can't do much to control his emotions. It reeks of insecurity. Is it a coincidence that the guy who punches a rookie who outplays him is the same guy that's known for shrinking in the clutch? If you do nothing, you can't fail. No wonder he took so long to want out of Minnesota.

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Anonymous said...

It is amazing that a person who could barely read coming out of high school could go on to earn millions...only in America (Garnett, not the Money Man). However, thanks for a solid post today.

--the Wig Master

Carolyn said...

Wow. Nice post. Someone asked me after Game 4 if I could tell what KG was saying to the crowd. Went back to the recording, replayed and sure enough. Just what you said. I had no idea until that moment how childlike his emotions are - especially side-by-side with LeBron, Mr. Composure.

J Beanie said...

Hey Matt, I already pick the terrorist to win the East.

Carolyn, I think I love you.

Mac G said...

Hey GMoney, Your take about an arena full of dbags and molesters is spot on. I found a picture of Donnie Wahlberg and some jack ass singer with a tight shirt sitting in the front row.

The media's adulation of KG is not really shocking considering ESPN's love affair with the NY/Boston teams.

Everyone wants LA/Bos but I think it will be SA/DET, the NBA will yawn. Someone get that crooked ref his job back quick!

GMoney said...

If you have time and brain cells to kill, read Bill Simmons column today at espn.com. I think that Bill should read this column before he starts to make preemptive excuses for KG.

PIstonsNation said...

YES! I knew I wasn't the only one who could see past KG's act. This clown is a fugazi in every sense of the word. Check out this post for more examples in support of Garnett being a piece of shit.

http://pistonsnationblog.com/2008/01/26/kg-classless/

Anonymous said...

You're a pathetic bitch. I didn't even bother reading the whole thing because it would be a waste of time. Try doing some more "research".

GMoney said...

Thanks anonymous, but the events chronicled are accurate and will not be hidden by MSM any longer. Feel free to go fuck yourself at your own leisure.

Anonymous said...

I saw the "fucking faggots" comment as well. Watched it two more times to be sure at what I was witnessing. Although at the time, I though it was directed towards the Cavalies. Regardless, he's a clown.

I, personally, am tired of his damned chest pounding and assorted other lame maneuvers. Popping your jersey because you beat the Atlanta Hawks at home in game 7? Come on! That's weak. It lacks class. He looks fucking ridiculous.

Kovik said...

Jesus Christ. You're pathetic. Calling a pro athlete a "asshole", an "dickhead", and fantasizing about sticking body parts down his throat.
I would like nothing more than to read about KG beating the life out of some bloger for badmouthing him on internet, but i guess he is to busy harrasing Detroit Pistons.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you. Your post sucks.

Anonymous said...

Everyone that has hate toward KG can eat a dick. This man was drafted to one of the worst teams (min) and I should know I was a min. fan the day kg was drafted. The best part about the original dumbass who posted the middle finger can eat his own words because who did win the NBA FINALS, oh yeah boston. Who put up over twenty and over ten boards, KG. and if you really look closly look at who was huging everyone of his teamates, oh yeah kg. Don't be jealous that this man has so much intensity and heart in a game. If anyone one of you people have ever actually played bball you know that you will say anything to opposing fans on the court. You will call them the devil if it gets you pumped to beat them. KG has class something that everyone on this post needs

Anonymous said...

the idiot who wrote this - he never beat up a white kid. the charges were dropped. research my ass. how was he allowed to move states if the charges sticked.

he was in the area of a fight. and just because it was a fight, it shouldn't be called a

punching a teammate. oh my god! how dare he punch that douche wally - who by the way, the great ray allen even hates for being such a crappy teammate. wally is just a selfish dude.

your hate is pathetic. he's a great player. ppl are now hating him for being phoney cuz he plays in a big market in boston. when he was in minny winning mvps no one noticed how exicted he gets at games? some bbal fan you are. he always screams and pumps his chest. how can a man fake that for 13 straight seasons!.

great teammate. has had some very clutch moments. mvp winner. 11 time all star, soon to be 12 (which is a record) and then hall of famer.

douche post. crappy research. everybody hates wally! every minny, boston and seattle fan hates him. thats right. so the fact that you make a big deal about it, shows just how little you knew about kg before he came to boston and beat the lakers and sorry as detroit!

Anonymous said...

rasheed is friends with kg btw.

he also embarrassed rasheed, which might mean his ass is traded for not only scoring so little but having crap defense against one of the best power fowards of his generation!

you know shit about kg. great teammate. even danny ainge said kg is the type of teammate that will help a teammate learn something, rebound for him for hours while bird is being a dick towards them. danny and bird are friends and old teammates too! flip saunders his old coach and kg are great friends too.

how can kg be such a bad guy when many players around the league respect him and want to be teammates with him.

this is just a boston hate thing.
how dare he use the word faggot! oh my god. what a pussy. he uses the n word too! shocking! he's talking to himself when he swears. to get ready for the game. unlike other sorry as teams like detroit who are too lazy to get into the game.

he's not calling fans that word! he's yelling at himself! how dare he? pfffffffft.

what are they going to say now? he's a winner. with a championship ring.

and he's scored the most for boston in the playoffs too. even if pierce has the finals mvp - kg scored the most points. suck on that!

Anonymous said...

he's also donated millions of his own money to build a street of homes in the new orleans area after katrina. he's done it for the past two years.

oh my god! what a bad person.

Anonymous said...

kg is the man!!!!!!!!! Had you shown this amount of disdain for someone who deserves your middle finger like koby this blog would be worth reading. signed a true koby hater.

Anonymous said...

good prediction about him never winning a championship.

Anonymous said...

Garnett is an ass. The only reason he won a title was because of Pierce. I'm tired of him talking trash and pounding his chest in the 1st quarter of a game and when crunch time comes he is looking to pass the ball to his teamates..

Darin said...

KG is a total ass. This season he's already pulled bullshit that'd get anyone else fined or suspended. The shit in the Raptors game and more recently in the Blazers game isn't intense. He's a total pussy hiding behind a mask of toughness. it's sad that jackass is setting back an entire race of people.

Anonymous said...

What did KG win in minn.? 1 MVP, 1 trip to the west finals and then what? Nothing! Ray Allen-same thing but no MVP. Sure he was good in he got game but it was scripted for him to win that one. Paul Pierce never did anything to stand out in my opinion,except get stabbed which is truly unfortunate i am glad he was able to play again but still, the three of them were nothing special by themselves. people talk how Kobe cant win without Shaq-Which for now is true, but he is closer as the lone superstar than any of those three bums were. 35 years combined and 1 title for each- not individual but as a group, put three all stars on the same team and anything less than a championship is a failure, ask the 2004 Lakers. So go ahead and love Boston for what they used to be in the 70's and 80's cause 1 or 2 good years out 90's and 00's is pretty bad even when you add 2 all stars to a shitty team of 1 all stars.
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Anonymous said...

I hate KG! Tonight he took the powder or chalk for his hands and smacked his hands together repeatedly in front of the Blazer radio guy getting chalk all over the other guys face.

Anonymous said...

fuck all of you who dont like kg. Shure he's done a couple of things which are frowned upon but fuck you we all have and probably mroe than he. he is in the nba for a fucking reason and his character,leadership,and love and pride for hiself and the game are amazing and more than anybody else in the league. you all can go suck one. get the fuck off the computer and do sumtin with your lives like kg has and quit fucking criticizing him for being a great basketball player that you're jealous of cuz he isnt on your fucking team

Anonymous said...

KG is a SAINT by NBA standards. Remember he was like 18 years old when he came into the league so I’m sure he had some growing up to do but I can tell you first hand he is a very solid guy. Plus he gives 100% every second on the court and I can tell you from personal experience he is (anonymously) a very generous, charitable guy and is great with the kids. I like him a lot. (Plus; You don't see tattoos all over his neck and face like a lot of these assholes.)

Anonymous said...

haha you fuckin idiot. good post son "celtics wont win a title with him around"

hahahahha go suck a cock you wannabe blogger. your shit is terrible

Anonymous said...

You are all completely insane! Especially the person who wrote this CRAP! It's one thing to say that you don't like him as a player, which is stupid, but it's quite another to downsize him as a person!!! And you know what? The Celtics wouldn't have won the championship last year if they weren't the best!!! They wouldn't have the most championships in the history of the NBA! You're all losers and at least have a reasonable explanation to back up your dumb comments! Dissmissed!!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add to my last comment about the Celtics and their record championships that all of you that accused him of "beating up a white kid," just sounds pathetic. It also really shows how jelouse and intimidated you become when you see that an African American man is successful, well known, and praised in what he does. Why not just accept the fact that anyone can be successful, black or white? In case you didn't know, nobody really cares about your snide, jelouse remarks. All it does is make you look stupider than you already are, as if that were even possible.

Anonymous said...

Thats the greatest SHIT I've ever read. K.G. is one of the BEST Power-forwards in the league right now - tell me a PF that can guard a PG and steal the ball like K.G. (& he did this more than once!) You see it at the last Playoffs - without him, they are not that dangerous team as with him. He is a big presences on the floor and about the punch: You don't know what Rickert has done on K.G. for getting that punch.. Such things happens.

Anonymous said...

this post is fucking stupid. grow some fucking balls he was yelling at the crowd who was probably yelling at him. people use the word faggot all the time, it happens, its when YOU need to grow up and understand he isnt using it as a racist thing against gays. its simply supposed to be an insult, as any straight man would HATE being called a faggot obviously. like i said grow some fucking balls, CAVS LOST, and they will lose again next year. celtics lost against the magic you dont hear me bitching about that now and calling out dwight howard for some a reason i can pull out of my ass.

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Anonymous said...

KG is selfish, lying, money grubbing dick... Who used to play some good ball. He raped the Minnesota franchise of all it's money, then wondered why we couldn't get anyone good up here in Minny. You took ALL the fucking money... Stupid. And then, on top of it all, didn't deliver shit. I thought if you got paid like Jordan, you're supposed to perform like Jordan... I.E. Kobe Bryant. Garnett is a bum, and a pussy at that. Didn't someone give him the elbow, and he back down one year? He gets both of my middle fingers... What a douchebag.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, guess you got the middle finger. How does that ring taste?

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Anonymous said...

All you KG haters are dumb ass faggots like he said! KG is, has been, and will always be one of the most talented big men in the game. The guy could play point guard for christ sake. Just because he doesnt tolerate anyones shit doesnt mean hes a bad guy, there are way worse players in the NBA and he is in the spotlight because he is the man! You couldnt ask for a better teammate, look how worthless Perkins is now in OKC. Kobe downgrades his teammates more than anyone i know and cheated on his wife a few times, KG, NO!

Anonymous said...

All you KG haters are dumb ass faggots like he said! KG is, has been, and will always be one of the most talented big men in the game. The guy could play point guard for christ sake. Just because he doesnt tolerate anyones shit doesnt mean hes a bad guy, there are way worse players in the NBA and he is in the spotlight because he is the man! You couldnt ask for a better teammate, look how worthless Perkins is now in OKC. Kobe downgrades his teammates more than anyone i know and cheated on his wife a few times, KG, NO!

Anonymous said...

ur right. going to a team with the worst record in the nba the year before makes him a frontrunner. ur absolutely right about that. he is also regarded as one of the most classy nd generous players off the court according to almost every ESPN writer. guess u missed that too but then again ur just another obnoxious blogger who needs to get a real job.