Monday, February 7, 2011

Kevin Garnett Has Lost His Mind

You hear reporters, announcer's, and writers alike all describe Kevin Garnett's on court behavior with words like - tenacious, passionate, intense, and fiery. Yeah, I agree with those; but lately, his antics can be described in three words: flat out nuts (no pun intended, Channing Frye).

People also like to say, "he wears his heart on his sleeve", as if it's some kind of excuse to act deranged; but I think he needs to put his heart back in his chest and go see Ron Artest's therapist.

I have always had the utmost respect for KG because of the passion and emotion he has brought to the game, but ever since joining the Celtics back in 2007, his act turned into a sideshow. Here are a few recent incidents that have me thinking Garnett has lost his mind:

Although there are some disputing views, Pistons F Charlie Villanueva said Garnett called him a cancer patient while trash talking during a game.

There is usually a lot of validity in a Spike Lee Joint, but I'm not sure how much there is in a Spike Lee argument (via ESPN Spike Lee Interview) -

What's your most memorable conversation with a player during a game?
This is really surprising, and this is all true. The only time that it's ever really gotten nasty was with Reggie Miller. But we were friends before that and we've been friends since then. When I go to the games, it's to have fun. I'm respectful. If I say a player missed a shot, that's not talking about your mother, your family; it's all good nature. The players enjoy talking to me and I enjoy talking to them.

But this last time against Boston -- you know that game where they disallowed Stoudemire’s 3? -- Kevin Garnett lost it. He was cursing me out for no reason. Maybe because Stoudemire gave him 39 points, but take that vulgarity to Stoudemire. I'm not holding you and I did not even say s--- to Garnett the whole game. That really surprised me. He lost it. He was cursing at me the whole game. He needs to calm the f--- down.

Garnett also tried to make sure that Suns F Channing Frye didn't have the proper baby making equipment, here is the video. That prompted Suns coach Alvin Gentry to say this about KG after that game.

The most recent incident that would have gotten Ron Artest thrown out of the game and suspended for 10 games, was Garnett picking on the five-foot-nothing JJ Barea, and then contacting a referee not once, but twice - here is the video.

I am all for tough, inspired play, but KG is taking it to another level. Put him on the Cavs, Kings, or Sixers and he wouldn't be acting in such a way. Winning does weird things sometimes.

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