I loved Doc Rivers’ quote about this play: “You know, Kevin kind of was a little amped to begin the game. He turned into Bruce Lee there for a minute with the karate chops.”
A little amped? More like completely and totally out of his mind, just like Kevin Garnett is every time he steps on a basketball court. If I had Garnett’s focus and intensity, I could build mountains with my bare hands and write 5,000 blog posts a day. But I’m not wired like Garnett and, quite frankly, I don’t think anyone else in this world is.
By the way, I think I’m still laughing at these elbows. Have you ever seen anything else like them, in a basketball game? I know it wouldn’t have been funny if Garnett’s second foul had cost the Celtics at all, but it didn’t and so I can still laugh at the absurdity of Garnett’s Bruce Lee behavior.