Garnett thinking retirement?
With the chances of a summer lockout high at this juncture, Kevin Garnett hinted Friday night after a win against the Bulls this could be his last season.
"At some point, especially with the lockout coming up ... Who knows if this is my last year, or (if) we don't play next year, what it's going to be," Garnett said, according to Celtics Hub. "So I'm trying to enjoy the guys now."
The 34-year-old does have one season left on his contract after this one. So it's possible if the lockout only lasts for part of the summer, the 2011-2012 season could be his swan song in his last contract year.
But if the lockout ends up lasting long enough to knock out a good chunk of 2011-2012 -- or even the whole season -- Garnett's 2010-11 campaign could conceivably be his last.
Though, it's much too early -- and Garnett's comments too vague -- for anything definitive on this yet.
-- Ryan Corazza
Thank You God, I effing hate that dark racsist fuc.k
So you call him dark... then call him a racist..
Is it only right when you do it?
KG is one of the greatest players of all time, and I'm glad that I got to watch him and sad to see him go.
He is definitely one of the greatest players in the league, and was stuck on a pretty bad Minnesota team for most of his career. Although I'm not a big fan of his "I'm gonna hit you and put my hands up like I did nothing" attitude, he was still one of my favourite players and if this is his last season, the Celtics winning would be great.
I could see Garnett retiring earlier than most players cause he is a very competitive guy, and if his play drops off and he cant be competitive anymore, i think he would call it quits. I dont see him being like all the other old vets that take a pay cut and be a back up, i just dont see it in him. I think he plays until he is no longer a starter, quit while still on top.
trash talkers of all time. I love his cancer bit he did a few weeks ago.
"This is it. It's for all the marbles. I'm sitting in the house loading up the pump, I'm loading up the Uzis, I've got a couple of M-16s, couple of nines, couple of joints with some silencers on them, couple of grenades, got a missile launcher. I'm ready for war."
KG retire its about time, 1 of the greatest yes but not top 10.
I dont think we'll ever see the combination of his athleticism, defense, offense and his intensity he's a lock hall of famer
Early KG was talented and not as much of a bully but the older KG is a jerk but I still respect his game and he did come in out of high school and has played a lot of games.
You forget how great a passer he was too
I wish he would've gotten out of Minnesota a few years earlier.
I would love to see him on a celebrity boxing show with Villanueva. i think Reggie Evans wants a piece of him too. KG is a legend but not a fan of the trash talk or how he picks on guards.
The #'s speak for themselves...20 10 & 5 for 6 years straight while playing 38+ minutes and only missing 3 games total(00-05). During that time he was the BEST all-around player in the league. Minnesota basically rode him til the wheels fell off. I'm happy he was able to get his ring in Boston and cement his legacy, though I'm positive he would've gotten 2 more if he got out of there earlier. It's a mockery how him & Shaq only won 1 MVP each during that decade.
I know Duncan is gonna probably go down as a better player because of the rings, but KG was clearly the best PF of this era in my book. He might talk a lot of trash, but he sure backed it up.
and Kobe also won only 1 MVP
I really hope he doesn't exit this early, but if he does it was a pleasure to watch him play, I still remember when he was a rookie...seems like forever ago since he was out of high school. Deffinite HOF lock.
It also depends on how long the lockout lasts, but I do not see KG going Vin Baker or Shawn Kemp on us (I know they both had their substance issues, but the lockout killed those guys. They were just so out of shape, I do not see KG going that route). He will probably still be in good shape and be rested, which would be great for him at this point in his career. If they do have a lockout shortened season, the Celtics might indeed kill it, gives a huge advantage to teams with more tread on their tires to play fewer games. If KG retires after this year, I would be very surprised. Still think he has at least 2-3 years past this season of playing.
No hating but can't a black guy be a racisit? It's hard to say what kind of racism is more common today. RZA singing stuff like "Murder the effing white devil" really makes you think.
No one begrudged KG his title with Boston in 2008 but he has had a huge amount of miles on his body during his NBA career, he is 40th on the all time games played list but 18th on minutes so you can see how heavily he played during his T-Wolves years. If the likes of Marcus Camby could get $17 million over 2 years at 36 years old then KG in 2012 could surely get the same and he could maybe just do a defensive starter role but whilst he may have offers to play on, KG may ask himself does he really want to or need to. He has his championship ring, his MVP award and is a HOF lock when he becomes eligible so if he decides to walk away then he is surely entitled to.
If there isn't a lockout then I'd guess even more so it may be his last season next year as another full year would probably be enough physically for him to want to put his body through.
Fully agree that both him, Shaq and Kobe should have been more than one time MVP's.