The W
Views: 100956437
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
28.11.07 1713
The 7 - Basketball - Kevin Garnett has gone Mike Tyson
This thread has 3 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(587 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (17 total)
StingArmy
Andouille
Level: 87

Posts: 93/2095
EXP: 6234608
For next: 158191

Since: 3.5.03
From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey

Since last post: 54 days
Last activity: 28 days
#1 Posted on 18.5.04 1245.47
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1247.58
http://sports.espn.go.com/ nba/playoffs2004/news/ story?id=1803608

The thought first crossed my mind when I saw an interview of him before Game 6 talking about winning a championship. The look in his eye was just not right. My second clue was the odd, almost abusrd, teethy scowl on his face right as he threw an elbow into Peeler.

His quote in this article seals the deal: Kevin Garnett is crazy. He's flipped out. Maybe he's not QUITE Mike Tyson; after all, he hasn't bitten anybody (yet). But I bet he brought a smile to Kellen Winslow's face with his latest comments.

You know what, though? I'd love to have a man that crazy about winning a championship on my team.

- StingArmy
Promote this thread!
Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 124

Posts: 3199/4700
EXP: 21671005
For next: 165657

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1305 days
Last activity: 1102 days
#2 Posted on 18.5.04 1257.32
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1257.55
I don't think that it's Tyson-esque. Besides, Tyson has a weird track record of crazy stuff.
JoshMann
Andouille
Level: 87

Posts: 846/2159
EXP: 6367863
For next: 24936

Since: 17.11.03
From: Tallahassee, FL

Since last post: 2328 days
Last activity: 2326 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#3 Posted on 18.5.04 1301.16
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1302.17
When KG starts saying things like "I could thell out the Target Center juth to have them watch me mathabate", THEN he's gone full blown Mike Tyson...as it is now he's just kinda got his game face on early for Game 7...but then again, he's gonna prolly have to go 34-18-6-3 for them to win, so he's prolly letting the pressure get to him a little.
Battlezone
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 338/696
EXP: 1202931
For next: 30946

Since: 27.2.03
From: Seattle, Washington

Since last post: 2181 days
Last activity: 6 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#4 Posted on 18.5.04 1347.44
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1348.12

    My second clue was the odd, almost abusrd, teethy scowl on his face right as he threw an elbow into Peeler.


It couldn't have been grimacing from the fact that Peeler had just hit him with a low blow. No, couldn't have been that.

Garnett's an emotional person. Besides, he's very media-savvy. Nothing wrong with a little soundbite to keep the media happy. Like Blanket said, he's got his game face on. And I can't WAIT until Wednesday.
DrDirt
Banger
Level: 96

Posts: 741/2706
EXP: 8979551
For next: 9268

Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 4 hours
#5 Posted on 18.5.04 1447.50
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1448.05
He was trying to be quoteable and cute. It backfired. Eh.

(edited by DrDirt on 18.5.04 1448)
Kawshen
Liverwurst
Level: 69

Posts: 658/1201
EXP: 2857397
For next: 12361

Since: 2.1.02
From: Bronx, NY

Since last post: 1995 days
Last activity: 255 days
AIM:  
#6 Posted on 18.5.04 1603.36
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1604.20
Well, to sorta defend the Big Ticket, he's on the verge of going to the West Finals after years of not winning any playoff series at all.

Nerves and jitters, perhaps?
ges7184
Lap cheong
Level: 76

Posts: 1016/1494
EXP: 3962272
For next: 43807

Since: 7.1.02
From: Birmingham, AL

Since last post: 80 days
Last activity: 2 days
#7 Posted on 18.5.04 1711.15
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1711.28
I'm sorry, but I think this is totally a press-manufactured issue. Why would anyone take KG's statements literally? When somebody says "Everything was on the line", nobody makes a big deal out of saying 'Hey, it's just a game, there are more important things like family, everything is not on the line'. Why? Because everyone knows that's not a literal statement.

And why are war analogies off limits? Once again, nobody truly thought he was going to literally bring weapons to game 7. He was just trying to put over how tough and rough he expected the next game to be. Nothing more in my mind.
Battlezone
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 340/696
EXP: 1202931
For next: 30946

Since: 27.2.03
From: Seattle, Washington

Since last post: 2181 days
Last activity: 6 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#8 Posted on 18.5.04 1717.37
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1722.54

    And why are war analogies off limits? Once again, nobody truly thought he was going to literally bring weapons to game 7. He was just trying to put over how tough and rough he expected the next game to be. Nothing more in my mind.


Oh, come on - you know the only people allowed to make the "sports is war" analogy are sportswriters and broadcasters who aren't creative enough to come up with something else.

And I'll bet dollars to donuts that KG's quote shows up in whatever vignette that TNT shows before the game.

edit: Also, Brad Miller's an ass, but this at least made me laugh:

"I'm bringing my shotgun, my bow and arrow, my four-wheel drive truck and four wheelers and run over him," Miller said Tuesday. "It's going to be the ultimate battle. He's a warrior, and that's how I like to play when I step between the lines."

(edited by Battlezone on 18.5.04 1519)
StingArmy
Andouille
Level: 87

Posts: 94/2095
EXP: 6234608
For next: 158191

Since: 3.5.03
From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey

Since last post: 54 days
Last activity: 28 days
#9 Posted on 18.5.04 1824.25
Reposted on: 18.5.11 1826.00
    Originally posted by Battlezone
    "I'm bringing my shotgun, my bow and arrow, my four-wheel drive truck and four wheelers and run over him," Miller said Tuesday. "It's going to be the ultimate battle. He's a warrior, and that's how I like to play when I step between the lines."


Bow and arrow! HA!

You're right though, Brad Miller isn't the nicest guy in the Association. He's like a more subtle version of "His Heinous" Bill Laimbeer.

- StingArmy
HarleM HeAt
Pickled pork
Level: 32

Posts: 191/197
EXP: 188206
For next: 18238

Since: 23.3.02
From: Nova Scotia,Canada

Since last post: 3800 days
Last activity: 3607 days
ICQ:  
#10 Posted on 19.5.04 0018.24
Reposted on: 19.5.11 0020.09
As long as Webber and crew take them out ol'Kev can say/do whatever he wants. Come on Kings.


Of corse they have to deal with the Lakers yet again if they make it through and if there's a god they'll do it.
ekedolphin
Scrapple
Level: 132

Posts: 1970/5387
EXP: 27116740
For next: 15264

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 163 days
Last activity: 1 day
#11 Posted on 19.5.04 0502.03
Reposted on: 19.5.11 0502.25
Eh. He said something inappropriate and insensitive, he apologized, what's next?
JimBob Skeeter
Lap cheong
Level: 76

Posts: 61/1484
EXP: 3924696
For next: 81383

Since: 2.1.02
From: MN

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 2 days
#12 Posted on 19.5.04 0801.27
Reposted on: 19.5.11 0803.40



I'd look a little CARAAZZZYYYYY after someone elbowed me in the ribs hard enough to drop me to my knees. I'm glad they suspended Peeler for two games, too. He deserved it, and don't give me any crap about KG deserving one, too. That little contact with his shoulder into Peeler's chest was SO much lighter than the regular contact that players have on the court.
A local sportscaster brought up an interesting point on a local talk show yesterday morning. He is almost convinced that this whole Peeler incident was put out there by the King's to try and get KG to retaliate and get him ejected for game 7. Makes sense. To bad it didn't work. $7,500 fine? Kevin can handle that. Good luck tonight Wolves!

Oh, today is also KG's 28th birthday. A win over the King's would be a nice present for everyone!!!!! Wh000000000T~!
Battlezone
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 341/696
EXP: 1202931
For next: 30946

Since: 27.2.03
From: Seattle, Washington

Since last post: 2181 days
Last activity: 6 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#13 Posted on 19.5.04 0927.28
Reposted on: 19.5.11 0927.28
    Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
    A local sportscaster brought up an interesting point on a local talk show yesterday morning. He is almost convinced that this whole Peeler incident was put out there by the King's to try and get KG to retaliate and get him ejected for game 7. Makes sense.


That makes absolutely no sense at all. Now, if they dragged the guy sitting at the end of the bench into the game with the intent of trying to incite KG, you might have something. Almost.

But considering Adelman is sticking with a seven-man rotation for the playoffs, and Peeler happens to be one of those seven-men getting meaningful minutes, then it's absurd that they'd risk losing him for a Game 7. Especially when he's one to step up when Peja, Webber, or Bibby aren't playing so well.
avonhun
Cotechino
Level: 22

Posts: 11/91
EXP: 54026
For next: 4325

Since: 21.4.04

Since last post: 3333 days
Last activity: 3297 days
AIM:  
#14 Posted on 19.5.04 1028.01
Reposted on: 19.5.11 1028.29
JayJayDean
Scrapple
Level: 125

Posts: 1252/4723
EXP: 22283974
For next: 170253

Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#15 Posted on 19.5.04 1030.35
Reposted on: 19.5.11 1032.08
    Originally posted by avonhun
    if garnett was out, it would have been a real tragedy for the entire NBA.


...except for the Kings.

Of course, I expect to see KG go off for about 40-20-8 tonight, expecially in lieu of criticism that he should have tried to personally take over the fourth quarter of Game Six, to get back at the Kings.
StingArmy
Andouille
Level: 87

Posts: 99/2095
EXP: 6234608
For next: 158191

Since: 3.5.03
From: Georgia bred, you can tell by my Hawk jersey

Since last post: 54 days
Last activity: 28 days
#16 Posted on 19.5.04 1526.03
Reposted on: 19.5.11 1529.02
I'm surprised people were actually getting offended by his comments. I simply thought it was kind of creepy, and that was just from reading his comments. After I saw the actual interview where he said it, I thought it was REALLY creepy. Really slow and thought out.

Sportscenter ran a poll last night asking viewers if they were offended by his comments, and about 75% said no, so maybe his apology was entirely the idea of the PR department and had nothing to do with backlash.

- StingArmy
JimBob Skeeter
Lap cheong
Level: 76

Posts: 64/1484
EXP: 3924696
For next: 81383

Since: 2.1.02
From: MN

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 2 days
#17 Posted on 20.5.04 1137.52
Reposted on: 20.5.11 1141.04
Straight from the horses mouth:

DJ FrostyFreeze (11:30:56 AM): KG = The Man
DrHogie (11:30:59 AM): ^^^^^



HI ALEN~!
;-)
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: West Finals: (1) Wolves vs. (2) Lakers
Next thread: Why, Derek Fisher, Why?
Previous thread: Byron Scott Impresses Hornets
(587 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Timberwolves - Mark Madsen - KG 4 MVP - I KNEW IT! - More...
The 7 - Basketball - Kevin Garnett has gone Mike TysonRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.203 seconds.