Kevin Garnett is in Los Angeles at the Farmers Classis tennis tournament to watch his buddy James Blake compete in the tournament ,according to Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times. Blake, who attended Harvard for two years before leaving to pursure his tennis career, is an avid Celtics fan and has attended many games. (Los Angeles Times)
While his enthusiastic tennis play roused the crowd at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, Blake might want to keep quiet about one of his other passions — the Boston Celtics. Celtics forward Kevin Garnett was in the crowd Thursday rooting for Blake.
Blake said he and Garnett became friends when Garnett came to the U.S. Open a couple of times. “I’ve been to a bunch of Celtics games,” Blake said. “I saw them beat the Lakers at [Boston] Garden and it’s been so much fun. His intensity on court, that’s something really exciting to watch. He and Ray [Allen] and Paul [Pierce], I hope they can do it again next year.”
Wait a second, Kevin Garnett is a big tennis fan? Tennis is supposed to be a “gentleman’s game”– quiet, subdued, very much like golf. KG– though we love him with all our heart– is anything but subdued. In fact, he’s a certified lunatic when it comes to athletic competition.
Can’t you just picture KG playing tennis? Jumping over the net to talk trash to his opponent, scowling on all fours while his opponent serves, breaking his racket by mashing it against his head, squeezing the tennis ball so hard it bursts. He’d be like Rafa Nadal on steroids. Oh wait, your telling me Nadal already is on steroids? My bad.