Gary Payton’s opinion matters little to Kevin Garnett: “I didn’t get myself to be in the All-Star Game or be a starter. That’s [Payton's] opinion. In a situation where fans get to vote you in, and it’s out of your control, then it’s just that. I’m not going to apologize for something people want to see or for [them] showing appreciation for myself. But I’m grateful. That’s [Payton's] opinion and, some things we know, everybody has one, and that’s what it is.”