In fact, he’s so upset that he seems to think that nobody is talking about it. My man…that is not the case.
Like most Celtics fans, Garnett likely watched his undermanned team give up 141 points to the Brooklyn Nets in what amounted to a must-win Game 4 of their first-round series. We also assume he saw an angry C’s fan chuck a water bottle at Irving’s head in the aftermath, easily the most objectionable thing anyone did over the course of that game.
Yes, even worse than starting the second quarter with Jabari Parker on the court.
In an effort to stir up something — or simply get his feelings off his chest, without a stanchion to pound his head into — KG took to Instagram to “just ask questions” Monday afternoon.
It was a brilliant bit of fan service to the city of Boston, but was also wildly disappointing from one of the league’s theoretical tough guys, who appears to think Irving had no right to make a minor gesture of disrespect after all he’s taken.
Ex-Brooklyn Nets vet Kevin Garnett was not happy with Kyrie Irving.
“All of us need to be better. The guy who threw the water bottle at the athlete’s head long distance and the guy who rubbed his shoe on a cartoon Irishman. ALL of us.”
Alright, KG. Settle down, dude. You’re just mad Kyrie didn’t have to wait until he was already broken down to get traded to the Nets.
Truly, we can’t believe Garnett “both sides’d” the logo stomp, especially considering he used to be the kind of guy to let disrespect fly off his lips quite often. Didn’t he famously tell Carmelo Anthony his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios? But this Irving footstep went too far?
Come on, KG! Your literal whole thing is holding grudges! You still purport to have one against Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor.
Or maybe all your public feuds are between you and pudgy, elderly dorks for a reason?
The 2007-08 Celtics have coasted on one title for over a decade, acting like they were the paragon of tough, old-school basketball despite getting punked into dissolution by the Lakers and Heat.
Maybe KG and the boys are just upset that the Brooklyn Nets are about to match their legacy in a few weeks, with the potential to blow past them next year?