I hate even bringing up this story. It’s old news and I don’t even care about it anymore, regardless of what Garnett said. When Garnett apologized to George Karl after the Nuggets game, the door to the “cancer patient/cancerous” comments should have been closed.
But it wasn’t, and some of you still probably care about this stuff. So I’ll share it with you, even though I could care less myself. (Boston Globe)
“I stand by (the Tweet), it is what it is, but it’s over,” Villanueva said following this morning’s shootaround in Auburn Hills. “It happened in November. I will do whatever it takes to win a ball game. But I’m not the type of guy who’s going to go out there and make things up. I said what I said. It is what it is. Move on. The truth as told. That’s all I’m worried about. I said what I had to say and it’s over with.” ….
“I think he’s a tremendous player. He’s somebody in my younger days that I looked up to. I respect him as player.”
In other words, Villanueva said he doesn’t respect KG as a person. Which is fine, because the respect (or rather, the lack thereof) is mutual.
Villanueva told the Detroit Free Press he’s treating tonight like an average game.
“I’m not worried about him, man,” Villanueva said after scoring 25 points. “It’s just another game.
“I’m just going to go out there and play and not going to worry about it.”
Villanueva probably should be worried. I can imagine Garnett is out for blood, and — just ask Joakim Noah or Andray Blatche — that doesn’t normally work out well for his opponents.
Tony Allen, speaking to Dime Magazine, discussed Pierce’s unfailing confidence. Some might even call such confidence “cockiness,” but I digress.
“He’s never down,” Allen said. “He’s the most confident person in the world. I saw games where he went 3-for-17 and pretty much shot us out of the game. But he always had the confidence and the mentality to say to himself, ‘You know what? Those odd shots that I missed? I guarantee that I won’t miss them next game.’
“Then the next game he comes out and probably has 35. The way he deals with consistency and how he practices to be prepared, it’s almost like he has the right to be and has the confidence…He has the right to be selfish because he’s a winner and he definitely knows how to win. That reputation that he had, you have to know him in order to judge him. He’s definitely one of the most confident players that I’ve competed against or that I’ve known.”
Tell us something we don’t know, Tony.
In other news, I hate thinking about Tony Allen. It brings back memories of all the headaches and broken remote controls in my recent past.
In flu season, this can’t be healthy.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been writing for CelticsBlog in addition to my Celtics Town duties. Today, I tackled Marquis Daniels’ ability to match up well against opposing point guards. Especially when he’s playing alongside Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. In the process, I described my thoughts about Daniels.
Anyway, before I lose ALL my readers with this absurd tangent, there’s a point to my Prison Break talk. In the episode I watched last night, an FBI agent discussed his drug habit with a former addict, Sara Tancredi. The FBI agent used tranquilizers every day, and Tancredi told him something like, “You must feel like you’re walking under water all the time.”
Since I’m a Celtics freak, that quote made me think of one person: Marquis Daniels.
No, I’m not accusing Daniels of a tranquilizer addiction. Of course not. But you have to admit: compared to his teammates and opponents, Daniels often seems like he plays basketball under water. It’s not that he’s lazy, because he’s not. It’s not that he’s unathletic, because he’s not. Daniels just plays basketball at his own pace. Some people sprint; Daniels glides. Some people celebrate big plays; Daniels stays completely stone-faced. Some people possess another gear to drive by opponents; Daniels just patiently saunters by.
Just go to the link and vote for www.celticstown.com.