|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 1, 2012 at 2:50 AM|
I find myself drawn to KG's brilliance. A full bloodied romance from every play.I find myself drawn completely. From the dream shake, form the tipped rebounds. Intoxicated by his passion. Addicted to thoughts of winning. To spend time in your presence from a far. What more could I ask? I am drawn to the most beautiful style of play on the defensive end.
Garnett helped Boston steal a win it nearly gave away Tuesday night in Cleveland, then bounced back on Wednesday to register a game-high 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds in another grind out win for the C's.
It doesn't get old writing, or talking about Garnett. It's been a joy watching KG for five seasons, and even though his skills aren't the same, he still gives the same effort.
"I’m going through some personal problems as of late, but I’m good and I’m back," Garnett said. "And I’m looking at life a little different. I'm beat up and all that, but I'm just giving everything I have -- nothing less than that."
He doesn't even need to tell us he's giving us his all. We can see it every game. His passion for winning, and for the Celtics has been everything you could ask for.
But aside from a slow start from a shortened training camp that he's often lamented, Garnett has been astoundingly consistent this season at a time when most expected the soon-to-be 36-year-old's production to decline.
"It really has been all year. You look at his numbers and it’s amazing," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "[Critics say] 'Oh, Kevin is this' ... it’s all you hear. And no one looks at his numbers. And I’ll tell you where no one really looks is his numbers per minutes played. You know? It’s not like Kevin is playing a ton of minutes, and he’s still putting up numbers. He’s just been a phenomenal guy to coach, I can tell you that, every day.”