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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press
    Pssst: At an informal workout the other day at Target Center, after Timberwolves rookie Rick Rickert made a nifty move to slip past his boyhood idol, Kevin Garnett of the Wolves, to score a basket, Garnett responded, without warning, by punching Rickert in the jaw.

    A cut required seven stitches to close, and Rickert also suffered a chipped tooth. The astonished 6-10 Rickert didn't retaliate against the 7-foot NBA most valuable player, who also had unkind words for the former Gophers player. Apparently, the rookie wasn't supposed to score on the MVP. Rickert received his stitches at University of Minnesota Hospital.

    Because the incident involved the Wolves' franchise player, the incident seemingly will make it even more difficult for Rickert to make the Wolves' final roster.


http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/columnists/9540263.htm



(edited by Alessandro on 31.8.04 1634)


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Something tells me that there's more to this. Doesn't it seem odd that KG would check some kid's chin over basically nothing? This is the same guy who got elbowed in the chin in the playoffs and didn't really retaliate.

Not encouraging the punch, mind you; that's still pretty low-rent on KG's part - but he doesn't seem like the type to just snap like that unless provoked.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
KG as a boyhood idol?!?!

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Yeah, how young must the kid be, eh?

Seriously, though-- wow, there has got to be some kind of explanation, right? If this report is 100% accurate, omitting nothing, it'd be a seriously asshole move by Garnett. I'd suspend his ass, I don't give a damn if he's the MVP or not.

There's got to be more to it, I'd imagine.



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Apparently, Garnett's excuse is that his teammates were "teasing" him ... Awww, poor baby.

    Originally posted by Greg Sandoval of the Washington Post
    NBA most valuable player Kevin Garnett punched a former University of Minnesota player during a pickup game last week at Target Center, cutting the man's face and chipping his tooth.

    Garnett punched Rick Rickert, a second-round draft pick of the Timberwolves last season, according to several sources with knowledge of the event. Seven stitches were required to close the cut on Rickert's chin, said Susan Rickert, the player's mother, during a phone interview yesterday.

    Garnett's agent and a Timberwolves spokesman declined to comment.

    According to a report in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Garnett's attack was unprovoked.

    Rickert, 21, scored several times with the 6-foot-11 Garnett guarding him. Several other players began to "tease" Garnett about being outplayed, according to a source. When Rickert scored again, Garnett struck him without warning.

    "Rick was surprised that Garnett reacted the way he did," said Rickert's agent, Mark Termini.

    In November 2000, Garnett punched teammate Wally Szczerbiak in the head following an argument.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50496-2004Aug31.html





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Sprewell must be so disappointed, "Come on KG you choke him then you hit him".



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Saw this at Yahoo.com today:



He sure looks pretty pissed off right there, "KG attitude" indeed.



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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Saw this at Yahoo.com today:



    He sure looks pretty pissed off right there, "KG attitude" indeed.


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