The Lockout Did Not Impact Garnett’s Ability To Be Annoying

When Kevin Garnett is down on all fours and barking like a dog, you know he’s playing for keeps.  Even in the past when he’s wearing a suit on the sidelines yelling at an opposing inbounder, you know he’s giving everything he can emotionally for his team when you see him mean mugging all who oppose him.  Some may view this behavior as strange, peculiar, or weird, but people who truly understand KG’s antics call it passion.  

Okay, nobody understands KG’s antics these days, nor does anybody chalk it up to specifically “passion” anymore either. I’m sure that’s Kevin thinks it is though.  In any case, Garnett also appears to think that Andrea Bargnani’s chances of scoring are greatly diminished when guarded by an opposing player who is clapping repeatedly and screaming in his face.  Which is precisely how the peculiarly passionate power forward decided to guard the Raptors big man in a recent preseason game.  

Here’s that clip if you missed it:

Bargnani finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the game if you find that interesting, while KG tallied 9 points and 7 rebounds of his own.  More importantly for Garnett and his Celtics though is that they secured the one point Preseason win 76-75.  More clapping ensued with the final buzzer I imagine.

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