Old Man Garnett Still Hardest Worker Night in and Night Out


Kevin Garnett has always carried his emotions on his sleeve and Garnett plays the game of basketball the right way. At the age of 38, Garnett still puts everything that he has on the hardwood every single night and in his 20th NBA season, Garnett works harder than anybody on the court on any given night. Garnett has never been one to complain and even though he would most likely get a pass for taking some drills off at practice that’s not how Garnett rolls.

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Garnett works as hard now as he has throughout his illustrious career and the future Hall of Famer never makes any excuses. Garnett at times is dripping with sweat and breathing heavily due to tiredness, which is normal for a 38 year old to deal with, but Garnett always battles through the adversity and still pours his heart and soul into the game that he loves the most. Garnett is currently in his 20th NBA season and this season is his last year that he is under contract so all signs point to this being Garnett’s last NBA season.

Garnett wants to end his career on a high note and although not many pundits are expecting big things from the Nets this season, KG has aspirations to win a championship. Garnett told reporters that the only reason he approved the Celtics trade to send him to Brooklyn was to win another championship. Last season didn’t go quite as expected, but Garnett will do anything possible to help the Nets achieve greatness this season. Garnett’s sacrifice last season was moving to center after Brook Lopez went down due to injury and this season Garnett vowed to be more aggressive.

Through 9 games, Garnett is averaging 8.4 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game and KG has looked much more comfortable than he did last year. Garnett will often entertain Nets fans with his tendency to talk to his own free throws and his inept ability to get under the oppositions skin, but Garnett’s biggest value to this team is his leadership. “When you’re in the practice facility or in the gym, and you really don’t feel like working, you see that guy still going 20 years in at whatever age, 39, 40 he’s at right now, in the weight room, getting reps in, on the court, sweating, getting shots up, running, You can’t help but work yourself.” Brook Lopez told Steve Serby about Kevin Garnett. Garnett’s leadership drives this Nets team and although he won’t be winning anymore MVP awards, his experience and passion is valuable to any team.

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