Kevin Garnett is almost always the last Boston Celtic to emerge the training room after a game, win or loss. If it were anybody else, the media — many of whom need to meet a deadline — would leave without thinking twice. But they wait as long as they need to for Garnett. He’s never boring. His quotes are always original and thoughtful. He always says something insightful or enlightening or fun.
Or, this (via Green Street):
“If you’re sitting over here bullsh@tting, they tend to bullsh@t,” he said. “That’s why I don’t really talk a lot. I like to be the example. Anything after practice that I can help them with, I kind of pull them to the side and show them different things. We watch a lot of film in the locker room and talk. For these young guys, man, I just try to be there for when they need me. I’m not a guy to push myself on anybody, but anything that they want to know, anything that they’re having trouble with, I try to be accessible to them.”
Garnett saying “I don’t really talk a lot” is kind of like:
- My dog, the most annoying ever, saying it doesn’t bark a lot
- Matt Moore saying he doesn’t write about basketball a lot
- Adam Sandler saying he doesn’t make bad movies a lot
- Sam Cassell saying he doesn’t testicle dance a lot
- Bill Walton saying he doesn’t misuse the phrase “best ___ in the history of western civilization” a lot
I could come up with many more comparisons, but A) it’s probably time to go to work, and B) once my mind has wandered to Bill Walton, it takes a while to move onto anything else.