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Celtics Morning Joe:KG opens up about the lockout,and joining the Lakers

Posted by shawn cassidy on September 2, 2011 at 10:20 AM


Can you even Imagine KG with the purple,and gold?  The thought gives me a feeling that reminds me of food poisioning.How would the Staples Center crowd even handle KG pounding his fist against his chest,and screaming before the tip.The crowd in LA is so tame that it just seems wrong. What's more upsetting is the thought of KG playing with Kobe. The beauty that came from the chemistry of Ray,Paul,and Rondo will be something you won't forget,and I'm glad that I witnessed this great run.



"I was pretty close [to going to L.A.] to be honest," Garnett said. "What disturbed me about the whole Laker situation was Kobe [Bryant] and Phil [Jackson] at the time. They was pretty bad. That situation was something I didn't want to get into. It was my choice. There was a lot going on and I didn't want to be a part of it."



Who could forget the drama in LA,and I'm not talking about a movie. I'm talking about the drama that almost cost LA their superstar. Kobe went on the Stephen A. Smith show in 2007,and he said he wanted traded. If Danny doesn't bring in Ray Allen. Then the Celtics don't  get KG in 2007. I can't imagine the last four years without KG. I love KG,and all of his good qualities,and bad qualitites.What KG says next will be huge for the Celtics future.




“I’m a great teammate. I'm a great teammate in anything,” he said. “A teammate should be the same in anything. When you're a teammate you love to provide some assistance, some strength, vice versa, support, that's what I am. You get with a team, I just hate when you get with guys who are not team (players). I'm a great teammate in anything.”

Patrick later jokingly asked Garnett if there was room for him on the Celtics bench to have a one-year deal -- “I could be sort of a Scalabrine type,” he offered. 

"You willing to give up that body of yours, man?" Garnett questioned.

"Oh absolutely, absolutely," Patrick replied. 

“Scal gave up a lot,” Garnett replied. “He was big for us, man. I know people like to crack the little jokes about Scal. Scal's in the league for a reason.”



It would be huge for the Celtics to re-sign KG for a one,or two-year deal for a few million per year. What if the Celtics grab our dream player in 2012 Dwight Howard. Can you imagine KG,and Dwight Howard in the paint on the same team? KG might not be the same player at that point,but he could be in the middle of old KG,and PJ Brown status. We already know KG is a great teammate,and if he wasn't the Celtics would have never won banner 17 in 2008.

 

Life without KG in green would have been boring. In his four short years in Boston it feels like he's been a Celtic for life,and I'm jealous that KG  wasn't a Celtic for life.

 



Asked whether he's talked with Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge about an extension, Garnett said, "Truthfully, no, I haven't. ... He'll throw something up in the air, and it'll be funny and we'll laugh at it, but it's not concrete. No."

Under contract for $21.2 million for the 2011-12 season, Garnett said he has not made a decision about whether or not his current deal is his last. As for whether there will actually be a 2011-12 season, Garnett also shared his thoughts on the NBA lockout.

"You trust no one in this, to be honest," he said. "You trust the players, because we are all communicating, and it is negotiating, but you never trust the other side, you know? Because you don't know what they're thinking, and you don't want them to know what you're thinking. You try to come to some common ground that makes sense going forward."

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck is reportedly among a group of owners willing to lose all of next season, and that is not lost on Garnett.

"You hear that, but you don't understand some of the motives of some of this," he added. "We have a take, and we have a stand that this game is too beautiful, with everything that's going on and all the story lines that surround our game, I can't see just blowing away the season. But I think if we did, both sides are prepared for that."




Just like he treats the opposing team. The other side is the enemy at this point. It would be a waste of time for KG to be apart of a lost season.He's in the final seasons of his career. Losing a season for him would be a disaster.

 



The two links

Garnett: No discussion of C's extension yet-WEEI

Kevin Garnett considered joining Lakers in 2007-LA Times




 


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5 Comments

Reply paul
12:59 PM on September 2, 2011 
It's nice to see one of the players talking strong. No defeat, no surrender.

To me, the Cs of the last 4 years have been better than their record. I think they have been one of the best teams of all time, not just because they have had three great players, but because of the the tremendous chemistry these players had. I believe that they should have won three championships. They still could rack up another one. If they don't, they will surely go down as perhaps the greatest team to only win one championship (along with the Sixers of the sixties and the eighties).
Reply shawn cassidy
1:26 PM on September 2, 2011 
paul says...
It's nice to see one of the players talking strong. No defeat, no surrender.

To me, the Cs of the last 4 years have been better than their record. I think they have been one of the best teams of all time, not just because they have had three great players, but because of the the tremendous chemistry these players had. I believe that they should have won three championships. They still could rack up another one. If they don't, they will surely go down as perhaps the greatest team to only win one championship (along with the Sixers of the sixties and the eighties).


My thoughts exactly. This Celtics team could be the best one time champion ever. The way they came together,and took the league over in year one. The sad story is this team should have been a mini dynasty,but injuries took this team out in 2009,and 2010.
Reply celtsfan
1:28 PM on September 2, 2011 
paul says...
It's nice to see one of the players talking strong. No defeat, no surrender.

To me, the Cs of the last 4 years have been better than their record. I think they have been one of the best teams of all time, not just because they have had three great players, but because of the the tremendous chemistry these players had. I believe that they should have won three championships. They still could rack up another one. If they don't, they will surely go down as perhaps the greatest team to only win one championship (along with the Sixers of the sixties and the eighties).



This team has a chemistry that you never want to see end. This team has given me a new passion for this team. It was hard in the 2006,and 2007 season,and all that pain gave us banner 17.
Reply paul
8:46 PM on September 2, 2011 
shawn cassidy says...
My thoughts exactly. This Celtics team could be the best one time champion ever. The way they came together,and took the league over in year one. The sad story is this team should have been a mini dynasty,but injuries took this team out in 2009,and 2010.



I meant four great players, darn it!! Rondo too has been VERY much a part of the chemistry and greatness.

And Danny took them out in 2011. We were the best team this past year. We should have won it.
Reply paul
8:47 PM on September 2, 2011 
celtsfan says...
This team has a chemistry that you never want to see end. This team has given me a new passion for this team. It was hard in the 2006,and 2007 season,and all that pain gave us banner 17.


They've rekindled my passion too. It's not just winning the championship. It's the chemistry and dedication and gutsiness.