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Celtics Morning Joe: KG's impact on the NBA

Posted by shawn cassidy on August 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM


KG through the years has played many roles. He started off as the Kid,and he's the Big ticket now. He changed the T'Wolves franchise into a winning team for 8 year span,and he helped the Celtics return to championship glory. During his career he's been a major star in the NBA. He's won MVP's,and he's been a league leader in many categories.


His energy,and spirit is not matched by any player in the NBA past or present. He fuels himself up with trash talk to himself,or to the other team. KG can have off games,but he will never take a night off. KG has become a bad guy figure in the NBA. His physical play has bothered a lot of other players in the league,and he's been called out. He's the greatest dirty work superstar I have ever seen. Dave Cowens,and many others fit on that kind of list,but KG is fresh into our minds.


How do you feel about KG's legacy,and Impact on the game?


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Reply paul
8:37 AM on August 12, 2011 
I'm glad you mentioned Cowens, because that's whom KG reminds me of quite a bit. I rate Cowens higher, because he was the heart and soul of a team that was dominant in the seventies and won two championships, but I remain hopeful that KG will earn his second ring with the Cs yet. Also Cowens was a more traditional center, very very comfortable with his back to the basket and patrolling the paint. Both players were known for having an extraordinarily sweet stroke from distance for a Big Man. But it seems to me that the closest similarity between them, in terms of impact on the game was that both players were/are extraordinarily passionate players, who brought passion back to the game at a time when it was becoming uncool to be passionate on the court.

I'd like to see the Cs bring Cowens in to work with Glen Davis. It's possible that the two guys' personalities would not mesh well, but I see some Cowens in Davis as well. Like Cowens, Davis likes to operate with his back to the basket, which is uncommon in today's game, despite being undersized. Also, like Cowens, Davis relies a lot on agility in the paint. If the two guys' personalities could mesh, I think Cowens could help Davis develop more confidence, more moves near the basket, and more of a nose for rebounding.

Sure would be nice to see KG get that second championship.
Reply celtsfan
1:46 AM on August 13, 2011 
His impact will not be reached until he walks away from the game. His potential with good players showed when he had the talent. I thought he could have done more if he had the teams that Duncan had.