Joakim Noah is the latest to publicly express his dislike of Garnett (who he idolized growing up), calling the Celtics’ emotional leader “mean” and “ugly”.
Yes, Joakim Noah called someone else “ugly”.
ESPN has the quotes:
Noah has gone from a fan who once had a Garnett poster in his room to someone who probably has a Garnett photo on his dartboard. “Kevin Garnett will not — will not — get a Christmas gift from me,” Noah said with a tinge of humor Wednesday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “I don’t like him.”
The feud started, or perhaps escalated, during last season’s playoffs. After Garnett was suspended for throwing an elbow at Quentin Richardson, Noah — who was in Cleveland playing the Cavaliers — chimed in that Garnett was a “dirty player.” The most recent incident was Friday night in Boston when Noah received a technical foul, and afterward said of Garnett: “He is who he is.”
“He’s a very mean guy,” Noah said Wednesday. “Where’s the love? None at all. Ugly, too.”
Noah goes on to make the same accusation of KG that all of his detractors seem to: he picks on younger, weaker players. Oh, and guys from Europe.
The Bulls and Celtics don’t play again until December 3rd (and hopefully, in the Playoffs next Spring.) Something tells me Kevin Garnett won’t acquiesce and become a sweeter, more sensitive guy on the court.