Okay, so I’m publishing an old interview from Kevin Garnett…
It’s only a little over a week old, and it’s damn interesting, so don’t get your panties up in a bunch.
In the Sun of London, Garnett conducted an interview with famous soccer player Didier Drogba. In it, he begins by answering the question of whether or not the Celtics will end the season in first place:
Kevin Garnett:You already know the answer to this. We’re not going to say we’re going to finish anything less than number one and I’m sure Didier would concur.
In an eerie comment that looks ever stranger after Garnett’s second bout with injuries in a couple of weeks (he’d already missed a game before the interview), Garnett continued:
Drogba: You had a bad knee injury last year, how is it now?
KG: It’s 100 per cent. That was the first surgery of my career so I’ve had to learn to be patient with my recovery but this is my 15th year in the NBA so I’ve still got plenty of old aches.
KG, like all the rest of the Boston organization, will say he’s 100% until his leg’s falling off and he has to watch games from the sidelines in a wheelchair. But we already knew he was injured and not 100%, so that isn’t the quote that most intrigued me. It was this:
KG: You guys play so many games, with all your exhibition games. The first time I met you, Chelsea were in LA playing exhibition games and I was up there in the stands with my Chelsea shirt on.
DD: I need to get you a new one…
KG: There’s no need. I was sent one, I’ve got my Chelsea hat, my Chelsea scarf. You need to know, every time I watch the games on TV, I’m sitting there wearing them.
Is anyone surprised to hear that KG goes all out even when he’s sitting in his living room watching a soccer game? Not me.
In other news, Drogba has now been forced into round-the-clock security to keep him protected from Angolan gangs:
Didier Drogba is being given a round-the-clock armed guard to protect him from gun gangs in Angola. The Chelsea striker and 24 other Premier League stars will be surrounded by unprecedented security while they are in the impoverished country for the month-long African Cup or Nations.
Fears for Drogba, 31, and the contingent of wealthy European-based African players have sparked a crackdown involving 30,000 specially mobilised police, guards and firemen.
They are on a 24-hour alert to combat gangs of robbers who could attack players like Drogba who make more in a week than most Angolans can ever earn.
(h/t Boston Globe)