Garnett: I’m far from ‘dirty’

LOS ANGELES – There was an elephant in the room Friday during the NBA All-Stars’ media availability session. And Kevin Garnett punched it in the groin.

That is to say, Garnett took exception to and shot down criticism of his tactics and his sportsmanship that has flared up in recent weeks. Long known to play an edgier, more intense and even manic game than many NBA stars – physically and verbally jousting with opponents, up to and beyond the limits of good taste and form – the Boston Celtics’ power forward has been lambasted lately for going too far.

Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said he lost respect for Garnett after he appeared to hit Suns forward Channing Frye in the groin, while simultaneously sticking a foot under Frye as the Suns player came down from a jump shot. Frye didn’t much care for the maneuvers either. Filmmaker and devoted Knicks fan Spike Lee got upset when Garnett allegedly cursed him out at Madison Square Garden.

There was Garnett’s trash-talk-gone-Twitter comment to Detroit’s Charlie Villanueva earlier this season in which the Celtic either called Villanueva a “cancer patient” or simply a cancer to his team. And Orlando’s Dwight Howard, who admired Garnett as a pioneer of the preps-to-pros path that Howard also took, said he no longer looks up to the veteran player.

“Look here, I don’t play for the Phoenix Suns,” Garnett said Friday during the interview session on All-Star Weekend’s first day. “I could care less what Spike or whoever else has to say about me. As long as Doc Rivers and my organization is happy with what I’m doing, I could care less.”

Run-ins with opponents (Joel Przybilla, Antonio McDyess, Zaza Pachulia, Jose Calderon, Francisco Elson) and even teammates (Wally Szczerbiak, Rick Rickert) have piled up, tarnishing Garnett’s legacy for some fans. After Garnett elbowed Miami’s Quentin Richardson last April, Chicago center Joakim Noah called him a “dirty” player. That word came up again Friday.

“I’m far from dirty. ‘Dirty’ is like ‘hate’ – don’t use that word,” Garnett said. “I’m competitive and I play hard. But don’t call me ‘dirty.’ Just like, if you dislike me, dislike me but ‘hate’ is a very strong word.”

Garnett, a future Hall of Famer and a player praised by his various coaches for his intensity, didn’t sound in any hurry to change his approach, though he did acknowledge softening it for “friendly” events such as the All-Star Game.

Nor should he change, said longtime nemesis Tim Duncan.

“That’s part of his game. He tries to get under your skin,” the San Antonio Spurs star said. “He tries to get into your head. He tries to talk to you, whatever it takes. He’s a competitor. I don’t think he’s blatantly dirty. I don’t think he’s out there to hurt anyone. But it’s kind of part of his tactics.”

Said Garnett: “f I’m playing against you, I’m not trying to be your friend. I’m out here to win. I’m just competitive. I go about at this a certain way. Always have, always will. I don’t make any excuses about that or apologize for anything I’ve done. I carry myself in a well-fashioned manner. I respect the game first-off, respect the players that are in it.

“And I’m definitely not trying to hurt anybody – I don’t want to be hurt. I’m just out there playing hard and playing competitive. If that comes off as something else, then that’s your problem.”

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  3. katols says:

    whatever you told about KG, for me he’s not a dirty player..
    i liked the ways he played!!…,,,

  4. This is ridiculous says:

    This is crazy. The only players you hear talking about Garnett being a dirty player are the ones that the BOSTON CELTICS DEVOURED. Tim Duncan says he’s a great player. So does Kobe, Lebron, Wade, and other notable players in the NBA. Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard (who by the way gave out three concussions in last years playoff series), Charlie V, Channing Frye, these guys are soft at the hands of KG and the Celtics and they hate it. Thats why they come with the BS about KG. Maybe they should play harder and stop worrying about what he says. Or wear ear plugs so they wont be able to hear him. The NBA is becoming a soft league. Jordan, Kobe, Rodman, Ewing, Karl, Ben Wallace, Rasheed, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Shaq, even Bird all of them talked mad trash along with GP and Shawn Kemp. These young guys got so used to the game being so nice and friendly that they dont know what real competitive nature is. You dont hear any veterans saying KG is dirty. Its all the guys who have been handed legacies without winning anything. Thats pitiful. The NBA is going downhill and soon there won’t be anymore greats to talk about… Itll be like high school basketball (boring and with only 65 people in the stands)

    • celticsbabyyaaaaaaaaaaaaa says:

      wow buddy….
      type any good player’s name on youtube. you find at least one “dirty” video.

  5. L. Bird says:

    The guy is a physically talented player, but as a person he is a phony and bully. It is one thing to play competitively on the court. It is another to sucker punch your own teammates because your feelings are hurt that they are disrespecting you, (i.e., Rick Rickert, Wally S.). He talks about kids and how important they are, but then he gets on the court, with kids in the audience and everything is M—–F——this and that…When he does get tough it is always against someone smaller or of less stature than himself. Let’s see him pick a fight with someone his own size or bigger and then maybe he can really be the bad ass he is in his own tiny mind…..

  6. peeves says:

    KG is a physical player..basketball is a contact sport so if they don’t want to get hurt just play chess

  7. rick says:

    alright I got it. l I said before about KG. Residing here in Minneapolis I watched him for several years. He became my favorite player because he would “bring it” on a nightly basis. However I have to agree with Chris on here. The first thing that I fell out with KG about was his constant use of profanity. I understand that in the heat of battle, players are going to “express themselves”. But I feel they should take in to account that they are high profile athletes who are being watched by millions, impressionable children included. That’s not the message we want to send out to our youth. And as far as him being a dirty player? I wouldn’t call him that. However there’s been several occasions where his approach was above and beyond what was called for. I mean if it were just one, maybe two players crying “foul” that I think you could argue against the idea. But lets be honest here. We’re hearing this from a lot of different players and coaches.

  8. rick says:

    I typed “a book” …very good read and because the email wasn’t correct, it informed me of such which is fine but everything I typed was erased. Before I do it again just want to make sure it goes through.

  9. Daniel says:

    There’s something good n something bad in everything, understanding those parts and not forcing them upon others is the way i would like to get the information that helps us progress

    So i only judge Garnett as i can see him, not as the information might be

  10. chicagoclub says:

    Garnett = Dirty! nuff said.

  11. boom tararat says:

    basketball is a semi-contact sport that could possibly hurt anyone.., if you dont wanna get hurt, better play chess or go on fishing… remember, KinG is a power forward basketball player. more often he’s down there with those big boys in the paint banging bodies than those point guards who plays away in the painted area calling for plays… dirty player??? ask derek fisher and anderson varejao about that…

  12. chitown 11 says:

    there is a big difference between being a tough trash talking competitor and being dirty what Garnett is doing isn’t old school its just dirty he no longer is a great player so know he relies on dirty antics to try to even things out sticking your foot under someone so they land on your foot is as dirty as you can get and he does this all the time and that goes for Kobe as well he is also a dirty player

  13. celticsbabyyaaaaaaaaaaaaa says:

    sports = dirty
    everyone plays dirty. it’s part of the game. there are TONS of elbows and cheap shots that don’t get caught by the camera.
    and please don’t compare kobe to kg. kobe lives dirty. kg doesn’t. you know what i mean
    peace

  14. ballbuster says:

    KG will be KG. He tries to get into his opponents heads, giving him a competitive advantage. If barking like a dog, or banging his head against the pole before the game starts gives you a competitive advantage so be it. A lot of other players are doing the exact same thing as KG, and i do not see them being beaked at, Besides the last time a checked basketball was a contact sport.

  15. rub says:

    whatever the other says … he is DIRTY, enuf said!!! … I used to watched and enjoy his game when he was in TW.. he’s really amazing player for his size,.. he is just one of the few to have such great talent, the size with the speed.. Before when he make a fool things to his opponent ,they just used to laugh about it and its part of the FUN… Now after going to Celtics, he changed his image to a real big DIRT,.. thugging, hurting, mocking and all the bad stuff.. Don’t compare the KG today to MJ or KB… he’s totally a DIRTY player same with his gang.

  16. Ivo Loureiro says:

    way***

  17. Ivo Loureiro says:

    basketball is a physical game yes it is…

    if we should have tough players yes we should

    well i like Garnett i remeber him when he was the main guy on t-wolves rebounds, assist, points, steals,blocks and shooting yes he was an all around player yes he is a tough guy with good strategies but kicking, elbowing and punching it’s not the way to play basketball…. and trash talking jeez don’t get me wrong i like KG i’m a fan of the guy i just don’t like the wa made his moves

  18. nemo says:

    any one has any doubts just go watch that game celtics vs suns where in the first quarter KG already once did that __ slide his feet under Frye(and pretend to look the other way too!) and let Frye lands on his feet and rolled his ankle, thats once!

    then later again KG did it the second time, again sliding his feet under Frye(again pretend to look the other way!!!) and Frye again rolled his ankle , only this time KG punched Frye’s groin.
    of course Frye is upset!

    in our game, we get back. the next time KG jump shoots, someone please do the same to him, and see if he will come out to say, oh , that guy is just trying to be competitive haha

  19. nemo says:

    C’Mon KG!
    you know better.
    any one whom had played basketball competitively knows these ‘dirty’ tricks like sticking your feet under a shooter and waits for him to land and injured himself, i for one had met quite a bunch.

    and I aint got no respect for anyone who plays like that, whatever they claims.
    this is just lousy sportsmanship.
    sure you can play hard and talk some trash, but you cant cross the line and then expect to be respoected.
    C’Mon KG be honest about this.
    you are a veteran and players look up to you, well, not much more if you keep this up.

    and its sad bec you really dont need this to win, you are good.
    but by going down this road, it just make a fan like me think twice about you as a person and your qualities as a human being.
    hey you are only an NBA star for what 20 yrs? what about the 30 yrs after dude????

  20. Ed says:

    ahhh the leader of the boston THUGS!

  21. ron says:

    THIS GUY IS THE TRASH OF THE NBA. ONE OF THE REASONS IM WATCHING LESS. NO SPORTMANSHIP, NO GAMEMANSHIP, JUST PURE THUGGERY AND FAKE THUGGERY AT THAT BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF HE CAME WITH THAT ATTITUDE TO A REAL COURT ON THE STREET.

  22. Chris says:

    I think its important to teach the right way to compete. Obviously cheap shots and trash talk are not that. I am more concerned about people applauding KG for being “competitive” by adding things to the game that do not need to be there then i am about KG himself. KG is who he is, thats not going to change, but i don’t want kids taught to cuss at people and hit em in the groin to “get in their head.” If KG can’t win without some tricks up his sleeve, then maybe he’s just not good enough.

  23. Inna says:

    KG is a great player. Haters always will be out there to complain because it’s their job to do so. KG should be seen as a competitive player and to be valued for it. But, like always, if you are better than the others, be careful they will be after you to critisize you, and to put you on the spot.

  24. vincent says:

    respect him as a competitor but not as a professional player, when all said and done, its just a game..DIRTY

  25. joe says:

    emman….dang man learn how to write scholarly sentences, and when you do, come back and state your opinion

  26. kylestano says:

    KG is better than you

  27. steven says:

    KG telling someone he looks like a cancer patient is strategy? hahahah he denied it so he wouldnt look bad but he knows deep down he said it. talking sometimes is okay, but when constantly pissing people off and getting in their face, thats a lot of sportsmanship! there is a thing called NBA cares where they help the needy and so many kids look up to NBA players, do u want kids growing up with bad attitude 24/7? hmmmn noooo!

  28. K says:

    Welcome to the NBA game and the World of championship basketball. Every player that has won an NBA championship has either played the way KG plays or had someone on their team that played that way. MJ, Kobe, Bird, Magic all of whom are champions and HOF players have used KG’s style; hell KG learned his style from those guys. If you watch both MJ and Kobe; especially Kobe, these guys beat you up with their shoulders, elbows, hips, head, forearm and every other part of their body when your guarding them. Kobe delivers far more physical contact on the offensive end then KG could ever dish out on the defensive end. However, to classify KG as being dirty for his trash talking or some of the physical contact on the floor is a little much.

    If you call him dirty then you have to add a lot of great players to that list of being dirty. KG definitely has his moments of incidences that border line dirty plays but so does Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum, Shaq, Joakim Noah, Kobe Bryant…… By the way, for all you uninformed expert basketball fans who continue to try an compare KG’s screen that he set on Mike Miller to the screen that Zydrunas IIgauska set on Rondo saying they were the same plays; well first, learn the rule between what makes a screen legal and what makes it illegal. IIgauskas screen was legal because for once, he was actually set before contact was made and he didn’t do anything to enhance his screening position after contact was made. KG’s screen on the other hand became illegal when he extended his shoulder into Mike Miller instead of just standing there and letting Miller run into him. It was a very slight variation; however, that slightness of movement by KG is what made those two plays different and made one legal and the other illegal. The one great thing about KG’s screen was that it got a reaction from one of Miller’s teammates (Wade) and that was great, because that’s the type of intensity that Miami; especially Chris Bosh, is going to need if they (Miami) seriously plan to make a run for a championship this year or any other year. The ingredients of a sports champion is to have the eye of the tiger, heart of a lion and the mentality of having no problem with knocking someone on their ass if they dare to get in the way of achieving the goal of winning a championship.

  29. Boston Lady says:

    Our team has “dirty” Garnett, yet LA is so rough they knocked out Perkins in Game 6 of the Finals last year, and we didn’t get him back until now. HA funny.

  30. bosox says:

    people need to calm down, its bad enough the league is turning into a bunch of cry babies now they are going to make a hall of famer look like a dirt bag?

  31. LOL'ing atthe Celtics says:

    haha, i remember when Garnet got Hit in the face by house.Lol

  32. I WAS A CELTIC FAN BUT SINCE HE MADE THAT NASTY, BRUTAL REMARKS ABOUT PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM CANCER, THAT JUST BLEW ME OFF, SINCE THEN I HATE GARNET AND THE CELTICS.

    GARNET IS GETTING AWAY WITH SO MANY INDIRECTLY FOUL PLAY AGAINST OTHER OPPONENTS.
    THE GUY IS DIRTY, NBA SHOULD WATCH HIM CLOSELY AND PUNISH HIM ACCORDINGLY.
    ALSO NBA SHOULD REVIEW ALL BAD PLAYS MADE BY HIM , CAUSE HE IS JUST VERY VERY DIRTY AND HOPEFULLY SOON HE WILL BE HURT THAT WILL COST HIS CAREER.

    KG DO NOT MESS WITH KILLER DISEASE IT MIGHT COME AROUND YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.

    • Pete says:

      You are a moron – KG said he never used the words “cancer patient”, Doc Rivers backed him up on that, and unless you were on the court at the time within hearing distance you’re not in any position to say otherwise.

      Right now it’s the word of one guy (charlie V) against two (Doc and KG), and people just immediately assume that Charlie is the one telling it truthfully.

      No one outside of those two guys and maybe some of the people on the court know what was said on that day, so no one really has the right to judge,

      KG discussed it afterwards and said he has people close to him suffering from cancer and that he’d never make such a comment – he sounded extremely sincere when he made that statement, and i for one believe him and Doc. KG might make his share of hard fouls and do his share of trash talking, but he’s never in his career been heard saying something as blatantly insesitive as that…it’s not his style.

      • PETE, WHO IS DOC RIVERS?
        NBA DISCIPLINARY COMMITEE MEMBER? NO !!

        RIVERS HAS TO PROTECT HIS PLAYER, CUT THE CRAP !!

        KG IS FUK ENG DIRTY PLAYER…..

        AND WHAT CANCER HAS TO DO WITH BASKETBALL?

        HE SHOULD’T HAVE GONE THERE. PERIOD

  33. amore says:

    KG is a great player, but is hitting someone’s groin, part of basketball?

  34. Ihateboston!! says:

    KG – you said your far away from dirty.. UP YOURS!!.. your half inch away from HATE!!!

  35. paolo says:

    not dirty? not trying to hurt?

    nuff said

  36. Bonarj says:

    Well, i believe in KG. I think he just play that hard. Hurting and be hurt is just part of the game. However, as human as he is, everything that happens on the hard court is a stimulus that make him respond that way. For me, he is still one of the best and dedicated NBA player.

  37. LEGEND says:

    KG is a dirty player. that’s for sure. Tim Duncan says thats how he gets under your skin, but i dont think low blowing players is necessary, im fine with him trash talking. TRASH TALKING is part of the game, but PURPOSELY hitting players.. cmon KG grow up, you should know better.
    Nonetheless, KG is still one of my fav power forwards, he IS a HALL OF FAMER.
    and im a laker fan.

  38. cyril says:

    GARNETT!! ur such a dirty player…yucks…

    and DIRK is the REDIRKOLOUS one….!!! not like you KG!! ur such a boastful sucker

  39. cyril says:

    DIRK!!!!!!

  40. IHATEGARNETT says:

    Thats a lame excuse to say “i’m competitive” after he hits Suns forward Channing Frye in the groin, and calling Villanueva a “cancer patient”.
    Garnett that is not being competitive your just a dirty player who tried too hard

  41. Bart Galin says:

    I used to admire Garnett when he was with the T-Wolves even when he played against the Lakers, but since he has joined Boston he has turned into a major thug. If David Stern wants to make the NBA more family friendly he should start by eliminating all the F-bombs Garnett and his illk have been yelling at arenas all over the country this year. Really Kevin, you’re NOT a dirty player…..since when has punching a guy purposely in the groin been considered a clean play?

  42. Boston says:

    It’s part of KG’s game. Your not on the court to make friends your there get the W besides people seem to forget Larry Bird talked a lot of trash on the court and a lot of it can’t even be repeated but somehow people seem to forget that.

  43. Coronil says:

    If fans today agree that he is, for the most part, a dirty player, then that is what he is. Basketball is a form of entertainment. In the end, the true judges of the sport are the fans and viewers and the viewers deem KG to be a dirty player. It doesn’t matter how all the greats played back in the 80′s and 90′s. Fans have changed, and smart players have changed their play style and their ‘strategies’ accordingly. BTW, if KG has to continue to trash talk and get into people’s heads to become a competitor against them, then I lose even more respect for him. All the other greats right now can do it without being as much of a douchebag as he is. I’m not gonna say he has to apologize for being an asshole. But if he wasn’t as stupid as he sounds in this article, then he would know what’s good for him and STFU

  44. UnderTheHill says:

    C’mon Celtics retards, don’t blind your self with your all good players. Most of the players has already confirmed that he’s too DIRTY… He doesn’t deserve to be on All Star not even 3 of his friends. They’ve made the All Star so ridiculous, putting DIRTY players in the EAST something to be BOOED by the crowd. KG and the gang === DIRTY!!

  45. Jason says:

    Garnett is one of the reason why Boston gets tougher defensively. If you dont wanna get beaten then don’t play basketball.
    Physicality is part of the game. Kevin has never changed right from his rookie year. He played with intensity and fire. Besides we never heard KG having trouble with his teammates or Team’s organization. This is what he live for. Do you think KG would survive 16 seasons in the league if not for his toughness and intensity to play hard?

    Go Go KG…
    Go Go Celtics…

  46. Darwin says:

    First off, I’m a KG fan since 1995 when he was drafted by the Timberwolves (still have the hard wood classic NBA card)
    KG has been playing since the 90′s and therefore he is exposed to those golden age of basketball where there is a lot of trash talking… every greats have done it. its part of the game.
    the c. villanaueva incident, this dude is messed up, he says he was called “a cancer patient” by KG, but does anyone of you guys here really heard what KG said? i guess none. but when KG said he called CV a “cancer to his team” no one would listen, point of the matter is no one here ever really heard what was said between them.
    Noah, he says he used to like and/or admire KG but lost it, huh? if you liked or admired him before why haven’t you played like KG? when you guys are matched up, you go to hiding in your own shelf…
    Bogut, cmon man, you where dunked on by KG, but what did you do? guess none right.
    Howard, cmon man (also), at least try to man up and own KG when your club has a matched with Boston.
    and also, i play bball, trash talking is good it gets you amped up. if someone trash talk to you, then all you have to do is talk trash back. plain and simple. and this is a physical game, like my uncle used to say (hes a coach btw) if you dont want to get hit play chess or something.

  47. scooterd says:

    isn’t this up to the ref’s ? if the ref’s and the league aren’t saying anything , why should we ? you guy’s do know that the whole league is becoming more and more tame , more and more rules (even since his days at Minn.).

  48. beVegass says:

    KG IS A FUTURE HALL OF FAME PLAYER. AND HE DID NOT GET THAT WAY BY BEING S-O-F-T

  49. Gordon says:

    Garnett isnt dirty, he plays hard
    whoever calls him dirty is just weak

  50. steve says:

    KG Dirty? I am a MJ fan and he grabbed and elbowed, Kobe elbows all the time like a few years ago in the western conference finals when he elbowed ron artest but didnt get suspened because he didnt hit artest above the shoulders.
    Give me a break the NBA IS SOFT now and the players need to get tough. I notice the ones who are cpmplaining never won any titles maybe if they got tough they would learn how to win

    • UnderTheHill says:

      you mean if you hit in Groind you should be tough…? now that’s something the NBA should implement.. putting some armor to their groind and helmet in case.

  51. d says:

    when did fans start becoming so soft apparently a lot of you have not been fans of the nba that long. who cares if he talks trash, or uses tactics to take opponents out of their games it’s no different than what you see on playgrounds around the world.

  52. georges says:

    do ur thing kg, but dnt hurt kobe!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. maldoc says:

    oh please you weaklings!!!! it’s only basketball… and you fools couldn’t handle it?!?!?!
    kg is an intense player, playing with skills and strategies. if he is that bad, he would get tech calls… if you all think that kg is that bad, look at D. Howard. That overgrown gorilla is the dirtiest player in history of the NBA since Charles Barkeley…. the way i see you clowns calling kg dirty is because he is not on your team. he is on a winning team… and i bet you that most if not all of you clowns in this forum are on the opposing/loosing team… LOL

  54. Canada fan says:

    The contact with Channing Frye looked incidental. I’ve watched replays and what happened doesn’t look deliberate at all. All these comments are ridiculous. Many of these players who commented, I’m sure have been accused of being dirty before. Piling it all on KG is just nonsense and makes them all look childish.

  55. jared says:

    Garnett is a NOT dirty player. this guys complaining and jus little winners. majority of nba player were greaT WERE DIRTY. IT COMPETITION SO U OUTA DO EVERYTHING TO WIN. AND FOR THE SUNS KG AINT TRY TO KICK FYE IN DA GROIN IT WAS FRUSTRATION CAUSE U GUYS SUCK. REMEMBER WHEN THE THE PLAYOFF SIRIES WHEN KOBE WAS KILLIN YALL RAJA BELL TRIED TO HIT HIM IN THE GROIN. WAT DO U CAN DAT GENTLY SUNS COACH. UA ORGINAZATION HAS DIRTYNESS TO IT.

  56. juanito says:

    being a dirty player, it aint mean that you have to elbow people or try to injure one by putting your foot under the other player while coming down from a jump shot, or talk as much trash as possible to get the other player out of his game, to me those are cheap shots, and im really dissapointed at Garnett’s strategy because he is way better than that, i am a dirty player myself holding arms, pulling jerseys, stepping on players feet to prevent them to jump, and some other tricks while the refs are not looking, but never even close to injure someone or talk trash because talking trash sooner or later will get into racism or denigrate someone beloved, so you’re a good player Garnett but you totally crossed the line with your recent cheap shots

    • Pete says:

      “i am a dirty player myself holding arms, pulling jerseys, stepping on players feet to prevent them to jump, and some other tricks while the refs are not looking, but never even close to injure someone or talk trash because talking trash sooner or later will get into racism or denigrate someone beloved”

      Hang on…

      So stepping on peoples feet so they can’t jump, hokding people and pulling their jerseys is acceptable, but saying a couple of offensive things is not?

      Are you kidding me?

  57. connie says:

    rt said it best KG talks to himself more he is the most pasionate player in nba he has always been a hard player if KG is dirty then maybe we all r a little dirty at times does that make us the talk of tounges I am truly a boston fan but i would watch KG on any team

  58. nba fan says:

    the nascar race is today hope there is no dirty racing would not bee fun HA:HA KG is a tough player maybe he gets a little mean but ___ happens in sports all sports would u like sports if it was clean if we all did then out goes football,hockey,racing,maybe u should watch goff oh forgot it has its problems to KG u r great does not matter where u play i would watch u and be a fan

  59. Nene33 says:

    Lol, the World’s gone way too soft, it’s basketball, not ballet, KG hasn’t changed, it’s like Duncan says, he’s an intense player, that likes to talk. Like it, don’t like it, but it isn’t dirty.

  60. Kel says:

    KG is a great player. He’s passionate and he’s a guy everyone wants on their team, and his opponents hate to play. That’s not a bad thing. He may throw some cheap shots sometimes, but he never goes in to hurt somebody. Everyone does it sometimes. KG is just fiery and lets his emotions get the best of him sometimes. Plus, trash-talking is part of the game. If you let someone get into your head and throw you off your game, you deserve to be trash-talked. Gary Payton did it all of the time. It was great. And KG actually talks to himself more than his opponents. That whole cancer thing, I seriously doubt KG called him a ‘cancer patient’ because Doc said he didn’t and I don’t believe Doc would lie about that. If KG did say it, the worst Doc would do was not say anything about it. Plus, you know people have been called much worse. Not that it makes it right. But Charlie V. definitely should not have talked about it on Twitter. That’s just pathetic.

  61. soft dwight howard says:

    intense and competitive are the right words, not dirty..any team would like to have a player like kg..he’s tough and nba players should be like that. no room for the soft ones, play barbie dolls instead.

  62. george says:

    I don’t think that KG is dirty. He is very passionate and has a desire to win at all costs. Because i grew up in the 90s, i remember a lot of players playing as hard as KG does and no one was complaining. I believe the real problem is that young stars are getting softer and the old- school play of KG seems unsporting. If this guy was really dirty, Tim Duncan would have mentioned it when asked about KG.

  63. REALTech says:

    Most of these DIRTY SO CALL PLAYER HAVE RINGS AND NAME ONE PLAYER REALLY WHO NEVER TALK SMACK. ALSO WHY DONT YOU THINK THERE ARE NOT SPEAKERS ON THE NBA FLOOR? HMMMM KIDS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WATCH THEM. RODMAN WITH THE BULLS WOULD TALK TO MALONE MOURNING. COME on guys you suppose to be nice. lol BEING DIRTY IS A WAY ON WINNING. DONT DOG KG OUT WHEN HE IS NOT THE ONLY PLAYER IN NBA HISTORY TO BE DIRTY. PLEASE

    @fan

    LMAO you must be a CHRIS BOSH FAN LOL

  64. REALTech says:

    THIS IS THE NBA NOT DUCK DUCK GOOSE. IT IS A MAN SPORT. GO KG!!!

  65. REALTech says:

    KG is dirty player but He plays Hard and gives his all. What player is not dirty? KB and MJ are dirty. They all talk smack on the court. COME ON IT IS A MAN SPORT. YOU have to be dirty to win sometimes. It is competition is he suppose to let you score and not play Defense. One of the greatest PF ever and no matter what stats he have KG will always be remember for his HEART.

  66. corey meadows says:

    hey whats going on everyone? well all i have to say is this is why i love old school nba because now days if u faul hard ur a dirty player if u knock somebody down its a flagrant foul lol wow this reminds me of 2 other great defensive players bruce bowen and dennis rodman! now i respect the badboy pistons from back in the day because they played physical and was able to get under your sking and i hated the pistons as a bulls fan growing up in chicago but now i understand why those guys played so physical and hard but i remember during the 3 seasons rodman played for the bulls he was called all sorts of names and a really dirty player was one of them just like bruce bowen was known for playing mind games taking the other team out their game in order for his team to win but when your beating them teams then they wanna cry and say your playing dirty thats why i love the greatiest to play the game the goat micheal jordan said he loved playing against the pistons and knicks because they were very competetive and payed physical basketball which made him tougher and became the greatiest and now keven garnet yea he talks to motivate himself and his team now he is the same way as those other guys in my opinion because of his mindset to try and play mind games get inside your head get tough with you but like i said this is a new era that treats the nba now like the wnba u have a bunch of cry babies like chris bosh was crying about a bumping foul talking about he dont wanna get hurt are you serious well i think the wnba still have stope available lol now to me if u are trying to hurt other players just to try and prove a point! so if there are guys out there who dont like good hard fouls and a defensive person like kg ok cool but this is a mans game and as long as he not out their trying to injure anyone or hurt anyone i say lets play and stop crying thats what i hate about the game today its like watching women playing less physical and again the goat said in todays nba he would either foul out every game or go to the free throw line at least 30 times a game meaning they call everything a foul and i hate it!!!!!!!

  67. Carlos says:

    KG IS NOT A DIRTY PLAYER!!!! We need more like him. If Chris Bosh had some of what KG has, the Heat would be the best team in the league. The players in the league are tooooo soft these days. As far as KG and Wally getting into it, I bet Wally respects KG the same way Steve Kerr respects Jordan and the got into it at practice before. Tyson Chandler just said that he does not think there is anything wrong with the way that Garnett plays the game and he likes going up against him. This is not sissy basketball people. When you play KG you have got to MAN UP! I love it! He was the same way when he was with the T-Wolves, he just was not in the spotlight as much. Keep doing what you are doing KG!! I will see you April 1 in Atlanta.

  68. jc says:

    well, kg is a great player but his trash talking ways have come a bit too far. he looked more like a very disciplined player when he was w/ the twolves but since joining the celtics he added trash talking as a big part of his game. hitting channing frye in thre groin and at the same time sticking his foot out at frye,calling charlie villanueva of the pistons “cancer”or “cancer patient” and all the run-ins he had w/ other players. well we just have to bear w/ his trash talking ways because thats what you get from not finishing school, not getting the proper guidance from parents and elders and most of all growing up in the “projects” of america. you maybe rich now kg interms of money and fame but your attitude needs some retooling!! kg is still acting as a neighborhood project bully! you’ re basically nothing but a carbon copy of retired nba player #3 w/c no team wants to lay their hands on. maybe the one title he won w/ the celtics made his head swell….one title? c’mon kg!! maybe the best thing for you is to go back to school once you’re career is over(w/c is now just around the corner) so you’ll get a good briefing on how attitude makes a person better. just a piece of advise kg make sure you’re kids finishes school and get a nice education so they wont turn out as someone like you!!..”a trash talking neigborhood project bully”. you’re a disgrace not just to the nba but to the celtics in particular who”s a proud nba organization!! remember go back to school kg….thats it!!

  69. rage says:

    And no matter how much more hated KG will be, i believe plenty of international and NBA fans are happy now that finally the GREENS’ deserving and most anticipated Finals adversary has finally come healthy this year – the SPURS > the team of the decade.

  70. rage says:

    To all of the cry babies and pretentious ball players – each of you certainly hasn’t been into a real, official and competitive basketball game yet in your ENTIRE lives. And for those who are like me who have been part of a basketball varsity team, for at least once in their lives, quit trash talking already. Know what guys? both of you will never understand each other and meet halfway ‘coz you don’t share the same, or even at the very least similar, real life basketball experiences.

  71. rage says:

    To all of the cry babies and pretentious ball players – each of you certainly hasn’t been into a real, official and competitive basketball game yet in your ENTIRE lives. And for those who are like me who have been part of a basketball varsity team, for at least once in their lives, quit trash talking already. Know what guys? both of you will never understand each other and meet halfway ‘coz you don’t share the same, or even at the very least similar, real life basketball experiences.

  72. kendrick says:

    It’s a game in kg is trying too win yes he is dirty but it a competition your not suppose 2 be nice 4 that he is the GREATEST PowerForward to play the GAME

  73. me says:

    do ur thang KG…i love it

  74. fans of KG! says:

    garnett is a best power forward for me… he is the real hero a man without fear keep it up men..
    all the haters…suck!

  75. Benjamin says:

    Garnett has been playing this way his whole career, the only difference is that while KG’s toughness and intensity have remained the same, the rest of the league has gotten softer and softer, and it shows.

  76. nono says:

    yabang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. cp3ftw2012 says:

    well said timmy d.

  78. Danny M says:

    KG is a player I love to hate. So many petty shots and un sportsman like conduct. Great player though. Fun to watch… Funner to boo

  79. Mer Flores says:

    Such crap words from THE DIRTY MAN!!!..Hey Garnett…we are not born yesterday.

  80. xerxes says:

    KG is the epitomy of a dirty player. The exact opposite of guys who are a class act and well respected on and off the court like Dwight Howard, Derek Fisher, Grant Hill, Steve Nash, etc. This guy thinks that on the court anything goes and he can run his mouth all he wants. Why not shut ur mouth and let ur game speak for itself. Look at guys like Larry Bird, Olajuwon, David Robinson, Tim Duncan and James Worthy. They played hard and made a statement with their game. They didnt have to ramble and nag their opponents to death like this clown.

  81. Argel says:

    K.G is just intense…. he’s a very talented player … dirty? your just soft! play casino :)

  82. Baergo says:

    pretty sure garnett has a reason to be boastful. i think because of his intensity he get alot more crap than he deserves

  83. TammyT says:

    Look people kevin is the greatest defense player at this time in the nba. He proved it again this year. The way he plays has not CHANGED SINCE HE WENT TO THE CELTICS. KG ALWAYS TALK TO GET IN YOUR HEAD. wHAT GOES ON OUT ON THE COURT SHOULD STAY THERE. WHAT vILLANOVA DID WAS MAKE THE HIGH LIGHTS NOTHING ELSE. bECAUSE HE A BIG MAN WHEN HE PKAYS ROUGH ITS ALWAYS TO MUCH, BUT WHEN HIS FOUR HEAD WAS BUSTED OPEN THAT WASNT A FOUL. wELL THE HECK IT WAS . yOU WONT KNOW A CLEAN PLAYER IF YOU SAW IT WORLD. kG IS A BEAST OUT THERE AND SO IS KOBE ONLY HE IS SMALLER SO ITS OK. not not not! aLL KG FANS KNOW HE PLAYS NO MORE DIRTY THEN THE NEXT PLAYER. oN THAT NOTE i ADMIRE YOUR PLAY KG KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CAUSE IT WORKED THE FIRST PART OF THE SEASON. aS FOR YOU REPORTS GET A LIFE LEAVE KG ALONE HE DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK FIND ANOTHER NBA PLAYER TO TALK ABOUT LIKE YOU KNOW YOU WILL. KG NOT THERE TO MAKE FRIENDS ONLY TOO WIN AND WIN HE WILL.

    • Steve says:

      Sorry IF YOU PLAY A GAME OF BBALL AND CONTINUOUSLY GIVE PLAYERS INTENTIONALLY LOW BLOWS YOU ARE A DIRTY PLAYER!!!!! IF YOU DID THAT IN THE STREET YOU WOULD HAVE THE CRAP KICKED OUT OF YOU. He has the protection of the NBA to save his ass, He can talk trash, but to take cheap shots like laimbeer did is just gutless and weak…. If other players did it to him you would be bitching, but because he is on your team it’s “tough”….seriously if you really believe tough is performing gutless acts you should become a politician…P.S. – Playing rough isn’t hitting a guy in the nuts, that’s just soft weak, cowardice.

  84. john says:

    its all part of his game….alot of ppl talk trash. its how they get into your head. sometimes he does go to far, but its just cuz its how much he wants to win. great player. hall of fame. still got love for ya kg. all u haters stop being babys and go watch golf or something

  85. Spike says:

    That’s clear. when your are in a game, no friends, just try to do the best to win, i respect that and CELTICS 4 Ever

  86. Michelle says:

    He hit Francisco Elson in the groin years ago while with the Wolves as well. I’m a KG fan for his talent, definitely not for his sportsmanship. I think most of the time he plays clean, but he has thrown a few low blows over the years. He won’t admit it though.

    • Steve says:

      Sorry IF YOU PLAY A GAME OF BBALL AND CONTINUOUSLY GIVE PLAYERS INTENTIONALLY LOW BLOWS YOU ARE A DIRTY PLAYER!!!!! IF YOU DID THAT IN THE STREET YOU WOULD HAVE THE CRAP KICKED OUT OF YOU. He has the protection of the NBA to save his ass, He can talk trash, but to take cheap shots like laimbeer did is just gutless and weak…. If other players did it to him you would be bitching, but because he is on your team it’s “tough”….seriously if you really believe tough is performing gutless acts you should become a politician…P.S. – Playing rough isn’t hitting a guy in the nuts, that’s just soft weak, cowardice.

  87. Steve says:

    People if a player takes cheap shots like hitting people in the groin then they are dirty, there is a huge difference between being tough and being dirty. Shaq’s play, Dwight howard = tough. They play tough. If you hit a player once or twice it can deemed accidental. It seems funny to me that now he’s on the tail end of his career he is doing more “Laimbeer” like things. Yes the players who are calling him dirty are the younger players, because he knows he can get away with it – a la what he did to Bogut – but he would never take those cheap shots on established stars, he’s too smart for that. Yes, Garnett you are dirty, but you are also a coward, Noah called you on it. I used to respect you when you played “clean” hard basketball, now you are pure and simply a dirty coward.

  88. NYK! says:

    u know wats dirty? tntot isnt working online come guys get it working now

  89. PatFresh says:

    Kevin Garnett dirty? Never thrown elbows? Bruce Bowen anybody? That dude literally tries to injure everybody he’s guarding. Why did Mike Finley tackle him after the game, or the ultra-classy Ray Allen finally open his mouth and criticize him after the game? That’s dirty. Just like ol’ dude said earlier, KG’s just like a 90′s NBA player, back when fouls were fouls, not contact. Villanueva blew up over nothing and obviously mis-read what he said. And Dwight cries whenever ANYBODY defends him well. Look at the guys who are criticizing KG, NOBODIES! Tim Duncan said it best, because real recognize real. Ya’ll act like you didn’t see Rafer Alston slap Eddie House just because he was frustrated that Eddie was lighting it up. Or when Kobe slapped Ginobili, but God forbid we talk about Kobe like that. Or when Raja Bell clotheslined Kobe. That stuff happens all the time, it’s just that KG’s a Top 20 of all time so you see him on TV more.

  90. kevin says:

    The people that usually make these comments don’t know anything about KG. They probably just started watchin him play when he joined the Celtics….My point is Kevin Garnett has always been playing like that since 1995, and now is the time they start criticizing him??? Take it from Tim Duncan a guy who has played against him for years: THE MAN IS JUST COMPETITIVE, HE IS NOT THERE TO HURT ANYBODY BUT TO WIN GAMES!!!

  91. connie says:

    i am a boston fan garnett is the best at what he does he has more passion for the game than anyone i watch play it maybe gets a little heated cometimes but i dont thing the world will stop is there not worse thing people r doing in the world the game is a bout entertaiment if u r not intertained the dont watch i love to see garnett so defensive and loving the game there r so many that dont play with love and passion

    • Steve says:

      I’m guessing you would have a different opinion if he was on another team and hitting your players in the groin…..

  92. Anonymous says:

    KG is extremely dirty! He talks trash, which is okay, but he does so in a way that disrespects the game. I love how the NBA is giving away technical fouls for “disrespecting” the game when showing emotions after a [bad] call. KG disrespects the game in so many ways other than trash talking as well. He hits and grabs players when the refs are not looking, and he sets illegal screens ALL the time. When a player sets a screen he/she is not supposed to move; if you happen to set a bad screen and the defensive player is about to go around you, it does not give you permission to reach out and hit him – how do you guys think Ray Allen gets so wide open all the time. On top of all of that, KG hits players and then puts his arms up – stupidly – pretending like he didn’t do anything. KG plays hard, and is emotional, which I can respect, but he goes way too far, and it is wrong for the game.

  93. Bennie says:

    KG is a bag of HOT AIR!! Talented player, yes; dirty…well yes to that one too! He has put up some HOF numbers but all the chest pumping and theatrics stop whenever they are getting their asses kicked. My biggest compliant is the all the profanity he screams after nearly every play he makes; networks are more than happy to show this guy spewing F-bombs and MF’s all game long; that’s disgusting!!

    • Pete says:

      Big deal…how many other players do the same?

      Hell watch any film at the movies these days and you’ll hear more then your share of the same.

      The guy is a professional athlete – he’s hired to play basketball which has never been known as a soft or well behaved sport. Any basketball game on any court contains this type of languge – don’t like it, blame the guys that film the games for getting their microphones too close to the action…because it’s always gong to be there.

  94. GQ says:

    KG is not a dirty player.Intense,yes,physical,yes,no fear,yes.Dirty,NO.Only because he doesnt back down doesnt mean hes tyin 2 hurt anybody.Hes just plays with an edge.He respects da game n his peers.KG is somebody you want n need in battle.Jus ask his team,Boston Celtics.GO Cs, we takin it dis year 4 SURE!!!

  95. imonthemoon says:

    there’s no problem to trash talk it’s really funny and play in a physical way is cool too

    but man ….. don’t hit my body because you may have some broken ribs before the end of the match

    and i agree back the 90′s that was hard. even in the street ballers call out like they’r playing piano

    it’s sad ……

    peace from france !

  96. Ezra says:

    I cant believe anyone has anything bad to say about KG….. I LOVE YOU MAN! GOING DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF THE GREATEST DEFENDERS… HOLD YOUR SPOT DOWN BABY! STICK YOUR FINGER IN SOMEONES BUTT IF U HAVE TO. WHO CARES IF THEY CALL U DIRTY…. ITS ALL ABOUT 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Intensity says:

    NOBODY in the this LEAGUE is CLEAN.!! Though you just through a little push a little elbow or a knee you must call DIRTY.. but this is basketball athis is PHYSICAL you know ? better PLAY your PSP mr. POWER FORWARD if you hate to be hurt.. YOU ARE SOFT.! DONT watch BASKETBALL just PLAY you’re PSP.! =D

  98. Creepindyth says:

    Of course he’s a dirty player. You don’t need to come out publicly and randomly say you’re not if you’re not. Maybe the guilt is what drives him insane haha. He’s a whack job. If basketball didn’t exist he’d be in the looney bin.

  99. first team comes to my mind is boson and mainly KG…..watch any of their games he is moving on almost every screan yet it never gets called…..no wonder rondo has so much room and ray allen is more wide open than garnets mouth……if thats possible

    • Pete says:

      It’s because KG is an experienced veteran with excellent basketball IQ – he has been in the league long enough, and is smart enough to know what he can and can’t get away with. As a result he pushes the envelope as far as he can without getting called so that he can make the most of his time on the court and give his team the best opportunity to win.

      You think KG is the only guy who does this?

      Look at ALL of the great veterans in the NBA, and they all do the same thing to some extent. They get away with travels, they get away with fouls, they get away with trips and contact…it’s part of the game.

      KG getting away with those screens is no different to Pierce or Kobe getting ‘fouled’ by doing a shot-fake and then jumping into the defender. Long enough in the league and these guys learn from past players who get these calls, so they start to realise they can get away with it also. It’s not being dirty, it playing smart.

      There are a LOT of players in the NBA who get away with things like moving screens just as KG does.

      Hell look at Lebron – that guy gets away with murder when he’s on the court.

      You can’t criticise a guy for having a good IQ.

  100. migue says:

    garnett siempre tuvo problemas con gasol,pero se respetan

  101. whatta says:

    im not a celtics or a KG fan but if you think KG is dirty, then your just soft.

  102. Rajon Rondo says:

    look at ron artest hes just like k.g.and u guys r saying k.g. is dirty?????

    u guys r haters!

  103. Emperor James says:

    There has always existed ever since the times of Arnold Auerbach an aura of thuggishness surrounding that team in Boston. As soon as Garnett became a Leper he just started to fit into the traditional mentality of the franchise, to win at any cost, even dirty play and thuggishness. I find it astonishing that anybody that has ever followed that franchise is now surprised. He just fits into the mold. Dirty play and playing for Boston is synonymous.

    • Matt says:

      win at any cost is right, and that’s how it should be, if you’re hearts in the game!!!!! Boston is just one of those cities where sports are what matters, maybe that’s why they’ve won more titles than any other team in the nba.if you can’t handle it, i think they play WNBA games on tv now……….

    • jessica says:

      is emperor james a little hating maybe someone has a little envy becaue the r not better maybe KG the the star is it maybe KG is getting more press most players in the game r there for their own reasons KG just loves the game while others wish to be a star if u watch TV u see all kinds of things do u critize some one if they kill some one in a movie or play the bad person its entertaiment for those like me who love the game we watch and love KG

      • Pete says:

        It’s not just basketball fans, it’s all of society that is getting soft.

        These days if someone gets drunk, falls over and hurt themselves, they sue somebody for negligence. If someone is high and kills someone, they claim they were not in a clear state of mind and get off with a few weeks in rehab.

        A player looses a game it’s because the officiating was bad, or because the other team was dirty.

        Nobody these days takes responsibility for their own actions – people don’t admit when they did something wrong and accept the concequences. Peopl refuse to accept that they lost a game simply because the other team played better.

        People call the Celtics a dirty team, but Boston are one of the few teams in the NBA who DO take responsibility for their own play. They don’t complain about ref’s, they don’t complain about dirty plays. When Boston have a press conference after a loss, then only thing they ever criticise is their own play. They give the other team credit for playing well, and you constantly hear them say things like “they played harder then us, they deserved to win”.

        Boston are an old school team with old school principles – they have respect for the game, and they hold each other (and themselves) accountable for their play on the court, and that’s a big part of why they are such a great team. No excuses, no BS. Didn’t win today? Play harder tomorrow.

        Anyone who says Boston are dirty or lack respect have no clue – they are just stuck in their little world where you sue a prostitute for giving you aids…instead of acknowledging that maybe if you didn’t CHOOSE to sleep with that questionable girl in the first place, you wouldn’t have this problem!

        Look at the NBA champion teams over the last 10 years – how many have their been, and how many of them didnt play just as physical as the Celtics do?

  104. white says:

    GARNET IS MY HERO ! HE HAVE BIG-BIG HEART I LOVE IT !!!!! :-)

  105. Joaquin Jerez says:

    i mean D. HOWARD is a competitor he is not afraid to get phisycal he is not looking to avoid contact in any situation he has no trouble with push you out of the way but KG is just despicable HIS HUGE MOUTH IS THE PART THAT MAKES MOST PEOPLE HATE HIM!

    • Pete says:

      That’s pathetic…because trash talking always has been (and still is) a massive part of the game and I can guarantee you that even today there are many players in the NBA who talk trash as much (and as rudely) as KG does, if not moreso.

      Dwight Howard commits dirty fouls far more frequently then then KG does, but on one calls him dirty because he’s young, and likes to dance and tell jokes, and wins dunk competitions with superman capes, and so people look past his dirty play and forgive him because they like his off-court personality.

      Lakers have won three straight titles and have three of the most physical/dirty players in the league in their team in Kobe, Artest and Fisher, and yet you rarely ever hear people criticising them for being dirty. The second someone starts playing for Boston they are immediately hated, and suddenly they start taking more criticism then they would on any other team.

      Talk is seriously nothing – even when I played in high school there was trash talk…you didn’t see kids running off to the teachers complaining about what someone a said on the court, or going up to the players after the game and getting into fights. You knew that it was part of the competition, and the second the game ended you were mates again. When the trash talk came at you, typically you responded by either:

      1. Talking trash back or
      2. Shutting the player up by out playing them

      So what this essentially says is that high school kids have more balls and toughness then the pro athletes…which is really pretty pathetic.

      I understand people who have an issue with the physical side of things (hard fouls, etc), but people who complain about the talking are just straight out weak. Even the players in the NBA dont take offense to trash talk, because they know eveyone does it..so why do the fans make a big deal about it, and why is KG the only guy who gets a rep for it?

  106. Joaquin Jerez says:

    he is definately dirty HE IS A COMPETITOR and thats good he is passionate thats also good but hell he is dirty and a trash-talker!! i kind of like his game but definately dislike him his mouth is bigger than his game

  107. Cassie says:

    First of all KG is not a dirty player.. No One say anything when Kobe or somebody else do dirty things. It’s basketball people do dirty things, but when Garnett do or say something it is a big issue. He doesn’t care if ya lost respect for him cause at the end of the day he is still a hall of fame player and making money. He is a grown man and he don’t need to apologize for anything. He already explain his side of the story about the Cancer situation. Back in the day it was worst and way more physical. IDC I still like Garnett

    CELTICS 4 LIFE !!!

  108. Ben says:

    Everyone here defending Garnett keeps on talking about his playing with intensity. Being intense is no excuse whatsoever for taking cheap shots and being just generally disrespectful! I don’t go as far as most and scream at Garnett for being practically the anti-christ himself but I cannot bring myself to respect him, no matter his undeniable talent. There is such a thing as being CLASSY without sacrfificing passion or being ‘soft’, a lesson that I wish KG would learn…

  109. batez says:

    KG is as dirty as they come….Fan or not…Lets not fool ourselves….Its all there for you to see, all you have to do is watch the game!! This guys has declining skills, and he has to try to make up for it with his mouth…Nothing wrong with that except for the fact that talking isnt going to put any points on the board or grab any rebounds for you!! So STFU and play!! If this was the 80s and he was talking that crap to a Karl Malone/Charles Barkley/Bill Laimbeer type he would need his whole row of front teeth replaced by now!!

    • Matt says:

      OH,WOW, so KG is dirty, but it was cool with you when they used to fist fight on he court, figure out which side of the conversation you’re on Mr. Bi-polar Dissorder!!!

  110. baldy says:

    KEVIN GARNETT DOESNT REALLY CARE IF U LIKE HIM OR NOT OR IF U SHOW HIM OR NOT.. HES STILL GONNA DO WAT HE DO AND TRY TO WINN ANOTHER CHAMPIOSHIP TO THE CELTICS.. HES NOT IN THE NBA TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH OPPONENT SIDES…

  111. dan says:

    look at the people who have called him dirty like joakim noah he has been in the legue for like 4 years if you have asked someone who has been in the league long enough like tim duncan who plays against him in every play he knows he is not dirty. If you ask me im not going to listen to the guy whose played in the league for 4 years but im going to listen to the guy whos played for 10 +. I bet if you evem asked kobe he would say that he respects his game. I just want to say that i am not saying this because i am a garnett or boston fan i am a fan of the game and when i see the truth(not paul pierce) i speak my mind about what i see i can guarantee i have seen more basketball games than anyone and know who is dirty and who isnt

  112. Pat McNally says:

    Ever see the picture of Bird and Dr J going at it with Dr J’s his hand – large as it is – around Bird’s throat? You play to win. Enough already!

  113. Mario says:

    KG could have been a “great” player. But he is only a good player. Why, exactly because of the trash talking and the dirty tactics he uses. He can say whatever he wants, but the fact is he is a dirty player.
    In Boston he is even worth then he was before, maybe because he is playing together with another one that could have been a “great player” but, instead, is a great actor, Pierce.
    Basketeball played with those tactics is not an interesting sport. I hate seeing the Boston Celtics play and rarely do.

  114. D3 says:

    I think most of the people who are saying KG is dirty are below 20. OR only watch the hightlights of NBA.
    Like some said… Remember the 80′s, even 90′s… Knicks anyone? Oh and STOCKTON? I think those who know what i’m talking about… KNOW.

    Anyways. Why are we talking about KG here? Coz he is winning! When he was in MN nobody really cares. Why? Coz he was not winning.

  115. Chris says:

    It’s ironic today’s players are more athletic what with muscles on their muscles with gym and all the sports tech these days. But they’re all SOFT as babies!

    Back in the day, people got clotheslined, elbowed, called sissies even by their own team mates. And they didn’t get paid millions for it.

    GROW UP MILLIONAIRE BABIES !!!

  116. stevieooo says:

    KG dirty or not,who cares.i mean who really is scared of him in the nba??lol no one is scared of him,he can talk and act all he wants people would do the same back to him and he just backs off,he wont fight them he just talk trash

  117. KG, USED TO B A VERY SOLID BASKETBALL PLAYER WHEN HE WAS WITH THE WOLVES AND SINCE HE MOVED TO CELTICS HE MADE A 360 TURN AROUND FROM A GOOD PLAYER TO A VERY NASTY DIRTY PLAYER.
    ALL HIS BAD INTENTIONS CANNOT BE SEEN ON A NAKED EYE UNLESS YOU REPLAY THE INCIDENT.
    CAUSE HE IS VERY GOOD OF MAKING BAD PLAY WHICH CAN BE VIEWED AS INNOCENT PLAY WHILE HIS INTENTION WAS JUST ONOTHER KG BAD DIRTY PLAY.
    AND TO MAKE THINGS, I JUST HATED THE GUY WHEN HE MADE A VERY NEGATIVE COMMENT ABOUT CANCER PATIENCE. THIS SHOWED HOW BRUTAL AND MEAN THIS FAKE BALL PLAYER.
    I HOPE ONE DAY HE WILL PAY BY HURTING HIMSELF WHILE TRYING TO HURT SOMEONE ELSE.
    CELTICS ARENT GOING ANYWHERE PASSING MIAMI HEAT. HEAT ALL THE WAY 2011

    • dan says:

      Jus wana say garnett never called him a cancer patient he called him cancerous to his team but you wouldnt know that because you are one of those laker heat bandwagon fans, and i guarantee if another team wins the championship like maybe the spurs you will be a spurs fan. Watch some games and be a true fan buddy

    • Nick says:

      Im pretty sure they have passed them 3 times this year.

  118. kevin says:

    Have any one seen JORDAN’s game??? Is he dirty???NO . Because we tell this as a great will to win Just as KG

  119. ali says:

    ol dose hu think kg is dirty……u havnt played bball den………as tim dunkun rytly said he shudnt change…its part of his game……..its da way he plays……..dose criticzing him r simply scared of him……………………go kg

  120. Michael says:

    How come so many basketball fans are illiterate?

  121. big D says:

    Garnett is not dirty but simply the best defensive player of all time. Its not like he purposely hit channing frye in the balls it was a delayed reaction trying to get the ball. He still has much love and respect from me. He is the most passionate and has the most love for the game than any other player ive seen keep doin what your doin kg.

  122. twat says:

    Lol , KG shoulda said “i’m dirty , you mad ?”

  123. francisco says:

    HE was a loser with the Timberwolf, he won one with a celtics and feels empowered, easy to fix problem , get a good
    puncher in the rival team an knock him down with a punch to the jaw, and then face the consecuences.

  124. knives says:

    GARNETT is STILL GARNETT…if GARNETT was dirty player..how much more is KOBE…He stink’s…

  125. alex says:

    KG is not dirty player… kg is the player that always playing with intensity and try to do everything to win..i like kg because he is an old school player….when he was in minessota everyone respected him ..now he is playing for a winning team everyone hates him?come on be logic..i am a fan of KG and i respect him because he is a PLAYER him the whole meaning of the word …like this or not is the truth….

  126. ebu says:

    kg is not a dirty a player nba is just soft now days. when he set that pick on mike miller he did not move thats why the ref did not call a foul on him. mike miller didnt see their, so d wade is the dirty player for pushing kg.

  127. Boston who? says:

    He can keep playing dirty, get technicals, foul out, or even get ejected for all I care.. just makes it that much easier to beat Boston. Play by the rules or YOU LOSE, plain and simple.

  128. bhono says:

    so if KG is dirty, what do u call players like rodman, lambeer, artest etc…?

  129. Banjo says:

    Dirty or not, I like KG. He is classic

  130. Mbutler says:

    I think hes far from dirty, just playing the game how he thinks it should be played. I mean, who would you rather see, Garnett or on the other end of the spectrum somebody who is scared to go for contested loose balls (no names mentioned cough cough)? I just can’t believe how many players are bitching about it.

  131. ayah says:

    kg is not a dirty player,,he just love the game so much..an old school quality player,,go boston!!! those players who say he’s a dirty player should instead look at themselves in the mirror first..what are they complaining about.. the game is physical in nature they shoud instead play chess..how about that alvin gentry,joakim noah,dwight howard.and the other critics…??or you can all just play poker..sorry thats why i think you are losers…go, go ,celtics…

  132. mong says:

    The only people that think Kevin Garnett isn’t a dirty player are Celtics fans and KG fans. If any player put their foot under another player not once but twice in the same game and on the second time punched the player in the groin, you would call him dirty. You would have to really like that player to have such a bias not to call him dirty.

    • fangznotdead says:

      Do you know how to play Ball??? It’s just a matter of distructing ur opponent, I admit that I’m a KG fan but I rather see these type of plays to remind me how great a basketball can be..you can go back to ur chess game dude

  133. KAREEM says:

    its all part of the game…the fashion,the intensity and everything..if you don’t want to hurt then better play chessboard….
    GO BOSTON!!!!

  134. MCREED says:

    First of all that was hardly a punch to Frye’s groin, guy was barely down and a punch to the marbles ought to mess you up. Second the Mike Miller screen was legal and in response to Big Z’s screen on Rondo about 6 seconds before that. No one has gotten hurt or even close from KGs play he just irritates his opponents and he has not gotten worse with age it is totally a perception issue. Dwight Howard is always complaining about getting fouled too hard and differential treatment because of his size if you look at all the player’s with disparaging remarks about KG there isn’t one class act in the bunch, its always the guys airing the laundry in the media and the old school think they are a bunch of punks.

  135. LeGay says:

    He’s good and he’s dirty. Both can be true. why can’t you agree? No one’s saying here that he is the only or the dirtiest player. He’s just dirty. He’s good but c’mon.

  136. KarlJohn says:

    Like what T-Duncan said, his just a competitive player. His not dirty and he respect’s all the players so I think its fine. When you see him outside the court his still a good person when you see him inside the court his competitive and aggressive, which all players should be I think.

    Long live Boston Celtics…XP

  137. PAUL says:

    That why we love it!!! Trashtalking is the are of heating up the game upto its highest climax… You go to accept the fact that KG is one of the best trashtalker next to Larry Legend…

  138. Sam says:

    Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
    Wait a min here. Most of you have watched basketball, but have any of you played basketball? and i mean played like professionally? NOOO?
    Have you ever stayed after practice and challenged the best defender on your team to score on him in any situation (no Fouls Called)? NOOO?
    Well I did!! and believe me the Frye “incident” is a soft touch from an intense and tough old school type of player. Have you seen the Pistons and Knicks Jordan defense?
    Give the guy a break, he’s preventing the NBA from becoming the most dull and boring game on the planet with guys scoring 40 and being fouled once or twice in a 48min game.

  139. hasib says:

    Who gives a crap, what is this talk “dirty player”. Confidence is one of the most key aspects to a ball game, and if you’re really a cry baby over a few words or an elbow, then I can see why ppl dislike it. But a real player would either ignore it since it doesn’t matter, or elbow him back some, beat him at his own game then? This is nonsense talk and to try and make intensity and aggressiveness minimized is taking away from the game.

    Wuss talk out here.

  140. fedex says:

    MJ would probably be the first to tell u that KG is not dirty…

  141. phuckers says:

    you know guys..it is part of the game if you want to win do your job,do your best just like “KG THE BIG TICKET”
    always put in your mind…game is sports and you cannot avoid physical..Go Boston…….

  142. OB 57 says:

    Everybody calls him dirty right now because the league is the only one responsible for getting players to play a soft basketball. I remember those 90′s New York Knicks teams and those 80′s Pistons who everybody feared because of their hard-nosed basketball. Every player who criticizes KG should shut them mouths and approach the game like him. That’s why I hate those players getting offensive fouls in such acting jobs. The league has kept players for playing harder than they are playing now and that’s hurting the competition level of the NBA. Stop being such softies and play basketball!

  143. showbaba says:

    I would not call KG dirty player, but he needs to soften some of those questionable tacttics. I dislike what he did to Mike Miller the last game with Miami and the referees let him go free without calling foul on him but rewarded him with free throws, when DW saw what he did to Miller and tried to play aggressive against him. He needs to change and soften it and displays true sportmanship when on court. KG I love you but cool it down.

    • fangznotdead says:

      What he did to Mike Miller was clearly a VERY GOOD SCREEN, I also did it all the time, it is Miller not looking where he’s going and if that’s the case then I will say that DWAYNE WADE is the DIRTY PLAYER becoz he did the shove thing without thinking..If you know what I mean…

      • jcking21 says:

        It would have been a clean screen had he not lowered his shoulder. He clearly launched his shoulder into Miller’s head. Big Z did not do that to Rondo. It was a dirty play that KG was allowed to get away with. The Celtics in general are a dirty team. It was as if every player on that team changed after they won a championship.

    • Pete says:

      Celtics are NOT a dirty team – people say that because unlike many other soft teams (like Miami) Boston do what it takes to win. They play hard and they play physical, and if you look at history you’ll see that the teams who win championships generally always do – you don’t win titles playing soft-ball.

      I don’t consider KG a dirty player, but I can see how some people would come to that conclusion. Everyone else on that team is not even in the ballpark of dirty. Ray Allen is as far from dirty as exists in this league, Rondo doesn’t play dirty, Pierce doesn’t play dirty, Perkins doesn’t play dirty (fouls hard, but they are fair ones). Boston play tough and fans of opposing teams don’t like it becuase they hate to see their teams’ players getting fouled hard. Boston are an exceptional defensive team, and opposing fans don’t like to accept that – when their players are mossing layups and inside shots they like to scream “foul” every 3 seconds because they don’t want to admit that Boston play hardcore D.

      That screen was abolutely as legal as Z’s screen. Z moved his elbow a little just as KG did, and KG sure as hell didnt lower it into Millers head…it’;s just a case of people looking for excuses to complain when one of their players falls over and they don’t get a call for it.

  144. renz_garnett says:

    my man KEVIN GARNETT is NOT DIRTY PLAYER!!!! i know you fans are saying that and some players are saying that because they cant stop kg or maybe they know kg is a great player.. he is out there just to play the game.. and besides.. this is BASKETBALL.. this is PHYSICAL GAME.. IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE HURT.. YOU’D RATHER PLAY CHESS..

  145. RAYFAN says:

    Ray allen elbowed varejao in the groin, does that make him a dirty player?
    no, kg just imbraces the intensity of the game

    • nikki says:

      it’s all about boston baby number 1 team all day everyday win or lose. reason why is because they play as a team not individuals and that is why they are rated number team in the nba to me.

  146. easeeeup says:

    As if KG is the only player that has done anything along those lines. Say what you want, Garnett put out a solid argument and I agree with him,

  147. erwin says:

    The guy’s not a dirty player, he just plays with fire and passion, and people don’t like that!!!they can’t handle it. he talks trash to the man he’s guarding and for the most part it works, so they get upset and that’s where you see players come out and complain, just step your game up!!!!Being nice get’s you nowhere, i think he finally got that after wasting 12 years with the Wolves. Kevin Mchale clotheslined Kurt Rambis and not nearly has mamy people think he was dirty!!! as for the punch in the groin, i don’t approve of it but i’ve seen worse and those players were not even called dirty!!!!so people just need to stop complaining!!!! The man is intense and that’s what separate winners from losers and sore losers are they ones who go on and tweet about it or talk to the media, if you don’t like what he’s saying then get in his face and confront him, that’s how it should be. if players like Noah or Bogut think Kg’s dirty then i can’t imagine them playing against some of the old players back in the old days, they would have ran out of the nba by now.

    • D says:

      Amen.
      The Detroit bad boys, Jordan’s Bulls, Bird’s Celtics.. That’s the beginning of 2 separate lists: The best teams of all time, && the toughest teams of all time. They laid out more people than you could even imagine, && probably each got laid out themselves twice as many times. “Defence wins championships” ain’t just a cliche, && it doesn’t just apply to stopping the ball from going in the net. It is protecting your basket, but it’s also protecting your teammates, your house and your pride. It’s tough to have pride without winning, && it’s tough to win without being tough.. Just ask Charlie V.

    • Pete says:

      Especially considering that Noah has commited more then his share of dirty fouls on people…

  148. jay says:

    Dirty or not every player that has ever called him dirty would love to have him on their team.

  149. Celtics_18 says:

    i feel as if kg is not a dirty plalyer. he has had this same intensity for years. if yall are not use to it by now then so be it. he is one of the best players out there and as long as doc, the team, and his fans are happy then that’s all that matters. Haters!

  150. Jeremiah says:

    KG is not dirty, and all this nonsense is ridiculous. He’s played the exact same way his entire career: intense, non-stop, all out, no excuses. He’s the perfect player that everyone wants on their team. the only thing that changed is our perception of him. No one cared when he was in Minnesota, but as soon as he went to Boston, lines were drawn in the sand. No one hates Minnesota, they never matter. But Boston is either passionately hated or loved, and those two sides are clearly drawn. KG is still just as fantastic and outstanding a player as he’s always been. Players have become softer, and fans are more ignorant. That’s all that has changed.

    • Law064 says:

      @Jake KG set a good screen like Big Z did on Rondo. Clean screens, D Wade checked KG like they were playing Hockey. KG is not a dirty player, The Channan Frye thing was a accident not done on purpose. KG got an Elbow to the head from Gasol. The Detroit Badboys were he dirtiest team and Rodman and Big Bill were terrible. I think KG is just a big sh*t talker and people don’t like that. KG is a great player

      • Steve says:

        So KG has had a lot of accidents recently, what an unlucky player LMAO, what a crack up. I’ve watched the game for a long time and witnessed the “bad boys” and he’s doing EXACTLY what they used to do.

    • Steve says:

      Sorry if a player goes around taking cheap shots he is a DIRTY player. If I got into an boxing ring with you and then punched you intentionally in the groin I bet you would callme a dirty fighter…was Mike Tyson dirty for bighting an ear off….yes. This is no different. The guy takes cheap shots, and every time he does he should be suspended until he plays the game the way it should be played. Because he is a future hall of famer it should make no difference. He has become the modern day Laimbeer. It’s not soft to get angry about getting hit below the belt, if you think that let me hit you in the balls and see how you like it.

  151. Palindrome says:

    Man we need the 80s and 90s back baaaad!!! Give me a break, all the greats did this stuff – Barkley, Miller, Rodman, MJ- all talkers, all hackers. Remember how Indiana and New York went at it?! That was basketball at it’s greatest, competitive, physical, but there was respect at the heart of it. The Big Ticket has always played this way, even at Minnesota. He came into the league when all that was a part of the game, he just hasn’t changed with everyone else. While everyone got softer, he stayed solid. He’s been consistent in his intensity and his work ethic. If it came down to it, I want KG in MY front-court EVERY time.

    • Jake says:

      I don’t think the game has really gotten that much softer. I think the people watching are just getting softer. Look at the Finals last year. Look at Dwight getting hit in the eye and bleeding just a couple games ago, look at Odom taking an elbow to the head, look at Matt Barnes and Kobe goin at it last year, look at KG checking Mike Miller and D-Wade comin to Miller’s defence, look at Steve Nash playing with a nose that looked like it came from a horror movie, look at Nash getting checked by Robert Horry, look at Bruce Bowen playing rough with everyone, look at Andre Miller (and others) taking cheap shots at Blake Griffin. Look at Ginobli sticking some cotton balls up his broken nose and still keep driving to the rack. I could go on but I think you get the picture. Basketball is a physical sport, and that’s part of the beauty of it. KG has taken some cheap shots, but it’s not like he’s a criminal. I agree there should be limits and KG may cross the line sometimes, but lets not get our panties in a bunch.

      • fag bag says:

        tru dat brotha

      • i´m all for physical play, but that is not the issue. (The Palace Brawl was seven years ago so maybe, just maybe it hasnt actually changed this millenium)The issue for me is the talking. if ( in my wildest dreams) i played against him i would sock him when he looks away. thats physical for you. play ball, dont talk it. i hate little bitches who hopes to influence a game by talking´, because they lack skill. thats not KG´s problem though so why run your mouth Big Ticket.

      • beVegass says:

        i agree the fans have gotten soft.. this is the NBA and they ball. detroit was dirty, boston was dirty and all the players of yore played ball HARD. MAN UP!!!! if u don[t like the sport stop watching

  152. NBAFanzz says:

    put one of your foot underneath someone’s foot while hes falling down, not dirty ? lmao

  153. TJ says:

    To me KG is very very very dirty player. You are a great player but you play so cheap and dirty all the time.

    Hey, KG show your skills stop all the trash trash talk. It’s not a skill in NBA and you know that

  154. morlai turay says:

    He is not a dirty player. he play hard to win by disyracting the opponent. If you fall in his tray he gets you where he wanted you. I dont believe he wants to hurts any body neither hurt him self so play the game more competitive to win as he does.

    • dirtyg says:

      How can you say he’s not a dirty player after he punched channing in the groin.
      He may be a great player, but be real here.

  155. M.Botros says:

    KG, You are the only definition of DIRTY.
    you cant play the NBA fans with some sweet talk now, everybody knows how dirty and disrespectful you are.

  156. Nick says:

    KG is certainly a dirty player. Being intense and trash talking is one thing but he just does dirty stuff. What he did to Channing is unbelievable and the comments to Charlie on twitter had absolutely nothing to do with winning a ball game. Boston had a reputation of being an intense and dominating ball club back years ago, but not a thug team. Not sure why KG went from intense at Minny to dirty and arrogant at Boston but I lost respect for him as well.

    • I just wish somebody would punch him so he goes to the floor. Then he might shut up and play ball with his body, not his mouth. if the rules for figthing had not been intensified it would have happened long ago. i do not condone violence, but some people must learn the hard way. Love to all the C´s but not Garnett. just let your game talk. like Rondo. the best facilitator in the L.

      • paolo says:

        there is a reason he is going to the HOF guys lol…he backs up his talk more times then not

      • nikki says:

        he is a good player and everybody talks trash on and off court just as they do when it’s football season . like he said who cares what another think about him. because each and every time he plays i know the same people that has and is talking about him is also looking at him play saying damn that guy has game. so kevin keep up the good work baby much love from San Diego boo

    • Pete says:

      First of all, the comments towards Charlie were not on twiter, they were on the court – no one has the right to judge him for that, because no one actually knows what was truly said. If you were there and you DID here what he said, and felt it was inappropriate, then you have a right to judge – if not you are merely going off heresay and media talk.

      Most importantly Doc Rivers has always been the type of person to stay out of these types of discussions – he doesn’t get involved in speculation or the politics of the NBA, he usually sidesteps these types of questions…but in this case he had no hessitation confirming that he heard what was said, and that KG was telling the truth. I tend to believe this, because despite what may happen on the court, if you look at KG off the court he always carries himself with respect and dignity. In post game press conferences he always pays respect to the other teams, and never boasts about himself being the best, or putting other players down.

      Secondly, there is no way you can know for sure that the hit to the groin of Frye was intentional. Why would any player do that intentionally in a way that is so blatantly clear to see on camera? If you wanted to sneak in a cheap one he’d have kneed him in the groin while defending him or something similar. i honestly find it hard to believe that a guy would intentionally throw a punch (which it wasn’t, it was more like a tap) to the groin of another player while they are in a shooting motion.

      I also find it even harder to believe that any player would intentionally put their foot underneat another players’ in order to purposely cause harm.

      KG is a guy that people love to hate because he plays tough and plays with intensity. He’s the type of guy who gets into your head mentally, and there are a lot of players who would (out of frustration) response by making up stories to make him look bad (like Charlie may have). Does he play tough and physical? Yes. Does he at times commit hard fouls? Absolutely. Does he do it to intend injury to other players? I seriously doubt it.

      Also I can assure you there are far dirtier players out there then KG. Try Dwight Howard for one – he throws those elbows around like baseball bats and i’ve lost count of the number of times he has hit other players hard in the head or chest with those elbows…not to mention grabbing guys by the jersey and throwing them to the floor (as he did to Paul Pierce). Don’t even get me started on Derek Fisher with his running elbows and clotheslining moves. Or the number of dirty fouls opposing players (like Brad Miller) have committed against Rondo. These were all clearly wreckless and intentional fouls with high risk of injury and no intent to go for the ball, and in all of my years watching KG I’ve not seen him do things like that.

      The only time I’ve seen KG do something that wreckless with possible intent was when he elbowed Quinton Richardson in the playoffs, but that was completely understandable given the circumstances…after Richardson intentionally pushed Pierce out into the sideline (causing him to be hurt), and then trying to start dramas when KG went over to see if he was ok…in KG’s place half the other guys in the NBA would have probably done the same.

  157. powerforward says:

    i never saw great players like jordan or kobe and maybe lebron throw elbows and punching somebodies groin. Dirty Garnett. his a great player and thats no doubt, but DIRTY!!!

    • NBAfan says:

      you didnt watch nba in the 90s then dude, garnett is just like the old players, maybe the rest of the players who said he is dirty are soft. look at duncan, im pretty sure garnett defend him 100 times and he respect him

      btw kobe never trow an elbow or something?? watch how he punch ginobili after he bloced some years ago, or watch the detroit badboys

    • kevin says:

      have u ever watch nba games?

    • fan says:

      u must be a chris bosh fan.

  158. Gary says:

    Like I or not KG, you are a dirty player. Maybe not a Bruce Bowen, Kurt Rambis or Karl Malone kinda dirty but still the kind that does things that are frowned upon. But you’ve still got plenty of love and fans so who cares what they call you.

  159. powerforward says:

    Garnett is a really DIRTY player. i admire him when he was still in twolves. but when he came to boston, everything changed.

    • EMMAN says:

      SAME HERE! IM ALSO A FAN OF GARNETT WHEN HE’S STILL PLAYING FOR THE T-WOLVES BUT WHEN HE PLAYED FOT THE C’S, HE BECAME BOASTFUL AND A DIRTY PLAYER. ALL HE DOES NOW IS TALKING TRASH.
      ALSO KG AND PIERCE ARE THE SAME. MAYBE SOMEDAY THEY’RE ALSO A CANDIDATE FOR HALL OF SHAME.

      • wrooong says:

        Garnett is the same player as always…
        he has played the same way in minnesota and always will be play this way.
        the only difference is, in minnesota he didn’t get that much attention of the media like in boston.

      • celtics fan says:

        Anyone who think KG is Dirty is just soft so ………. softy

      • mc hammer says:

        If yall were true celts fans you wouldntbe criticizing K.G. or pierce ,because when they helped us bring home banner 17 yall loved him, and same goes for in the future when he helps us bring home 18, ….i “hate” fairweathered fans, and all you other people that talk trash about KG, yall would love his tenacity on your WEAK A$$ team ..nuff said

    • Styleso7o says:

      Listen to all yah haters, KG has never change he has had the same routine: In the T-wolves Noooooo TV air Time…..in the C’s lots of air time so you see more of him, if you loved him 12 yr ago in the Wolves then you love him now more so that you actually get to wittness greatnest. If you dont like KG then you dont understand Basketball..and all these youngster caught in taking court talk for real life get over it..I because when all is said and done and they off the court Like Mike The GOAT Jordan said.. we not friend on the court but off it we can have dinner and talk bout ..

    • THE TRUTH IS says:

      …you have no idea what your talking about. You “liked” him when he was with the wolves because he wasnt winning. Let me guess, your a lakers fan? maybe cavs? maybe hawks? maybe orlando or miami. The only reason it bothers you that he talks trash is because regardless of what team your a fan of, the celtics will beat you. After 12 heartbreaking seasons with the t-wolves one of the greates power fowards to play the game can talk trash to whoever he likes when he starts winning. wah wah wah dirty player this dirty player that. derek fisher is a dirty player in my book, along with dozens of other players. but i know they just are playing for there team and organization so im not complaining. all you softies need to stop whining cause your team cant beat the celtics right now.

  160. denis Ngumah says:

    CCEEELLLLTTTTTIICCCCSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11