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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 at 3:45 pm  |  145 responses

Links: Win Signed KG Stuff!

Plus, how can Orlando improve?

by Lang Whitaker

Fri-day! OK, it’s actually Thursday, but I’m traveling tomorrow and out of the office, so this is my last post for the week here. And we’ve got something very cool to give away…

• I went to a charity benefit thing last night and got to see an advance screening of Inglourious Basterds, which was really, really, really good. Check it out this weekend.

(And FWIW, Omar promises we’re going to get his blockbuster summer movie review tomorrow. Gangsta!)

• Yesterday I was thinking ahead to the SLAM NBA Preview, and I tweeted my initial Top 5 teams to get some reaction. I went with, in order, the Lakers, the Cavs, the Magic, Denver and Boston.

A lot of people thought Denver should be replaced with San Antonio, and maybe they should be. I just thought Denver became such a tenacious defensive team late last season, like they all finally bought into defense winning games, and I suspect that will carry over into this season. I know they lost Dahntay Jones and Linas Kleiza, who were important for them last year, but I don’t think those guys were irreplaceable. And that Kenyon/Nene/Birdman rotation in the post is for real.

The other question I got a lot of was how I could drop Orlando behind Cleveland, considering Orlando picked up Vince Carter, Brandon Bass and Jason Williams, which will seriously upgrade their bench. As I noted, yes, Orlando added better players. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they became a better team. I think that’s still up in the air. My man Kelly Dwyer said, “Name a team that added better players that didn’t improve? Don’t say 2000-01 Blazers, because they didn’t add better players.”

It’s a good point, but I have seen it happen, multiple times, even with my own Atlanta Hawks. When they added JR Rider? Didn’t get better. Moses Malone and Reggie Theus? Nope. In ’03-04, the Hawks added Stephen Jackson, who ended up leading the team in scoring, but they lost seven more games than the year before.

Yes, Orlando’s roster is unquestionably better than it was a year ago. But has Dwight Howard learned to shoot? Will Vince be able to fill in for Turkoglu? My other thought about Orlando is that it’s going to be really hard for them to improve. They won 59 games last year and went to the Finals. The only way they improve on that is by winning at least 60 games in an arguably better Conference, or by winning a championship. That’s it. And that, to me, seems like a pretty slim margin for improvement.

• I don’t know much about him, but it seems Nets CEO Brett Yormark could sell water to a well. (Or a whale, for you olski wolski LInkstigators.)

Not only are the Nets retaining all their sponsors from last season, but they also have 10 new sponsors? Imagine if the Nets were good!

• Here’s a funny video clip from the Howard Stern Show that Jimmy Traina ran today on Hot Clicks…

• And the guys from FreeDarko found this mesmerizing clip of 8 mm NBA footage from the ‘70s.

Some great Wilt Chamberlain footage about a third of the way in. It’s well worth watching on full screen mode.

kg1• And finally, we have a contest. You may recall a few years ago, in Kicks 9, Kevin Garnett outed himself as a soccer fan. I’d heard that on a recent trip to Asia, KG had brought along his Xbox 360 and played FIFA the entire time. “I’m into Zidane with France, I’m a big Raul fan,” KG said. “Deco! Those are my guys.”

At the time, KG was more of a fan of FIFA than actual soccer (he was stumped when I asked him about Fernando Torres), but since then he’s apparently become a real futbol fan, and one of his favorite clubs is Chelsea FC. (I am trying really hard to not make a joke right here about how being a Chelsea fan reflects on KG’s taste. But I digress.)

To honor KG’s love for Chelski, adidas is dropping the adidas TS Commander LT x KG x CFC pack. It comes with a Chelsea version of the adidas TS Commander, a Chelsea jersey with Garnett 5 on the back (in the official EPL font, which is kinda fresh) and a Chelsea scarf. It will be mad limited and will only be available in Boston at Bodega.

That is, unless you’re a SLAMonline reader. I’ve got a Chelsea/Garnett jersey as well as one of the shoes autographed by KG sitting here on my desk.

Do you want ‘em? You can have ‘em. Seriously. Here’s how: Drop a comment down below and tell us why you deserve this KG swag.

That’s it. You’ve got until noon on Monday, when I’ll close the comments and pick a winner.

Have at it…

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Classic links, classic Howard Stern.

  • AKIMANA

    lol I remember the great well vs. whale grand debate of 03 or maybe 04.

  • riggs

    i was a part of a handful of people who kept defending KG back when people were talking about his antics on the court.

  • Stephen

    I deserve to win this, just for the fact that I know I will never win it. Prove me wrong!

  • Luis Moreno

    I’ma a huge soccer fan, my favorite team is Chelsea. I whoop on people with them in FIFA. I’m not going to lie and say KG is the best or my fave, because I’m a Heat fan. But I love both soccer and basketball and to have them both come together like this into one is just awesome and unbelieveable. I’m more of a basketball fan but not by much. Please hook me up SLAM. You can say I am already hooked up with the beg mag ever, but this just a bonus.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I should win this because my knowledge of the NBA rivals my non-knowledge of “futbol”. Winning this would pique my interest into the sport most of the Slam staff loves.

  • Tommy Patron

    Yo! I’d love the swag, as I am a real, live US soccer person, still a dominant net minder @ 35.

  • Shrugz

    I would like to have it so I can shove it in the faces of all the Man U friends who also happen to be basketball fans HAHAHAH :D

  • JayChau

    KG, from a boy to a man; we witnessed it. Used to be just known as a lanky boy straight from HighSchool, there were many doubters. I doubted him. He proved me wrong. And now I’m a fan of his. Fierce competitor; wants to win in any way possible. I admire his dedication to the sport, and even his respect for other sports that represent him as a human being. Big propz to KG. Peace and love. This dope prize can be a great token

  • b00gaz

    I deserve this KG swag because im a sportsfreak but i live in a state that has no professional teams whatsoever and I have to cherish what ever professional exhibition games played here…basketball, football, soccer, pro wrestling, etc…you name it. I deserve this!

  • sixersforlife_85

    I am a huge Chelsea fan, was before the russian takeover and love them more every time I smell that freshly cut grass. My little brother is even more of a fan and we even sneak off to Cobham (near our home in Surrey) to peak at their training, my brother dreams of one day playing for them. Our family literally bleeds the blue, my dad once called in sick to a very important work meeting because it was being held in Manchester. The passion runs deep to the heart. I’m not going to pretend i’m a huge Garnett fan, because i’m not , but I love the NBA and I love Chelsea, please consider me as I am a true blue fan.

  • kevin

    Meshing together this Chelsea F.C. Jersey with Garnett on the back is as symbolic as when he first donned the Celtic green. Both entrenched in tradition and winning ways. I’ve followed KG since 1995 when this fresh faced kid first entered the league. I remember getting the 95 TSC rookie card of him where he is rocking the Timberwolves hat and the palm of his hand open to the camera as if say “Hey World! I’m here!” KG, being the freakishly athletic guy he is, could easily make the transition to playing soccer and dominate that sport as a forward. Defenders wouldn’t know how to contain this 6’11″ guy, especially when he goes up for a header. KG is as passionate about competing in the league as soccer fans around the world are about THEIR team. They share this same passion that normal people do not understand. Because they’re not real fans. I’m an avid fan of soccer and even a HUGER fan of the NBA. Thanks for the opportunity in winning this awesome prize. I would rock the hell out of the gear!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Can’t front, I love KG but hate Chelsea even more. I don’t deserve it.

  • kaj

    Living in Holland, the only sport you will see is soccer and almost no basketball. But I don’t care about soccer, I just think that i deserve this price because I care about KG and basketball.

  • claude

    I should win this KG swag because I’m a crazy fusion of Artest and Zidane…I’ll headbutt random civilians if I don’t win. You really don’t want that to happen, do you?

  • JK

    I should win it because I think KG’s whole act is fake and his new love for Chelsea only reinforces my beliefs. Perfect team for him, perfect prize for me.

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  • Ben Maclean

    I should win this because my dad is german and african, therfore, i play soccer, and basketball

  • shea danino

    hey so, nobody truly deserves this item…but i really want it a whole lot. im as big a soccer fan as they come in america and ive been a chelsea supporter my whole life in fact my whole family is. lampard is my favorite soccer player in the world although hes getting a little older now. im also the biggest celtics fan in MA. hard to believe i know but im deffinitely up there. even before kg arrived i loved them. when they got ray allen i predicted a playoff berth. when they got kg i flipped out and ran outside in my boxers yelling and screaming because i just got out of the shower and heard the amazing news. in school we were asigned to write a sonnet and i wrote mine on the celtics and how they were gonna win number 17 and what do you know……they did :) i would be very grateful to be given this once in a life time item that i could cherish forever. this would be tghe best of both sports for me. id frame wut i could and guard it with my life. thanks for the oppurtunity slam hope i didnt disapoint.

  • http://i31.tinypic.com/25ggbgj.jpg NuggetsFan

    Garnett has been one of my favourite players since he first entered the NBA. From his first year being mentored by Mitchell & Porter, to his years with Starbury, then my favourite T’Wolves squads with Brandon, Sealy, Smith & Wally, to one year of success with Cassell & Sprewell, to being surrounded with Mike James & Ricky Davis. I was ecstatic when he was traded to Boston, finally getting a legitimate chance at the Larry O’Brien trophy. Even though a number of “fans” turned on him this past season, I haven’t… nor will I ever. I had never been happier seeing a player win a championship than I was when KG got his in ’08.

    Long story short, there’s nothing more I love than repping KG (check my name for a couple of my jerseys… R.I.P. Leke), and sporting a Chelsea/Garnett jersey would be a unique way of doing it.

  • Evan

    I adore Mr.Garnett and despise Manchester United too much to not possess this prominent and superior reward of salutation. I also hope to one day bear the KG beard of greatness while sporting the exalted Chelsea jersey and kicks. So yeah,I deserve it..

  • runngun22

    Because unlike the majority of the people trying to win this, I am actually a fan of both basketball and soccer. Surprisingly, like KG, Zinedine Zidane and Raul are two of my favorite players as well. And questioning me about my Garnett fandom is a question that I think you already know the answer to.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Man I need to win this! I’m working at this office and nothing exciting ever happens. I’ve been wanting KG to succeed since I read that one article in SLAM where someone said he wouldn’t amount to anything. When KG joined the Celtics I told all my friends that KG will finally get his. Lo and Behold it happened! Hook me up!

  • http://slamonline.com 360vue

    insane! my team and my player! (well my none sixers player)… i didnt know he was a chelsea fan… and lay off all u commentators, u dont know what ur onabout, chelsea rule and its only jealousy that lead to your negative comments! personally, KG has good taste as he recognises winners. chelsea are a class act and so is KG…
    sigh since i live in europe i doubt i can win, but if any of u haters win that sweet gear, dont burn the top at least send it my way, ill give it the lovin it deserves. although anything with KGs name should be with gold, fan of chelsea or not… whoever wins, enjoy the kicks! they look sweeeeeeeeet

  • The Last Kings Fan

    Though Chelsea is not even my favorite team that wears blue in Barclays (that would be Everton, and yes, almost entirely because of Tim Howard), I should win this because I too love Fifa almost as much as I love actual soccer. Also, seeing KG in Celtic green sickens me, but the most recent jersey I have of him says Timberwolves on the front of a black jersey, so this would be a lot more fresh than that.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J.Singh

    There is not another person in the world that deserves this dope prize more than me. My whole life I have been down with Garnett. Since the day he was drafted I was rootin for this guy. Even when he was getting knocked out the first round over and over I was rootin for this guy. I could feel his pain when he was in Minnesota loosing in the first round as many times as he did. It was so hard to watch the dying seconds of his elimanation games. I remember when I was younger I used to get intense before games like Kevin would. My dream was always to see him play and meet him and watch him win a ring. I remember when KG got traded to Boston it was one of the happiest days of my life. I could picture the Big 3. I felt the hard times ending. I could feel it.. for once in his career KG had a legit chance at winning what he was missing. an NBA Championship. I had to see KG in action in a Boston uniform live. My dad bought me a Kevin Garnett Boston jersey like a month after he got traded. I gotta a job at McDonalds just so I could make money and go see KG play live in the playoffs. The C’s finished the regular season with 66 wins. I was happier for KG than he himself probably was(seriously!). I had made enough to sit 3rd row in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. I flew out to Boston and got to the arena like 7 hours before!!. Rocking my Celtics KG Jersey and my KG addidas commander kicks that I bought with the money that was remaining from my job I walked all around the arena untill I got to the area where the limbos arrive. 3 hours later after walking around and going to stores near by I saw a bus go through. I made a run for it and I could see Rip Hamilton coming out. The garage was still open. It was like something wanted me to go in there. The two guys at the garage were just about to close and I some how snuck in. They were starting right at me and as I walked through they never said nothing!. I was destined to meet KG. I saw the Pistons players go in. I was cussing at them all. I walked around the parking area. A black escalade pulled in. I thought I missed the Celtics bus. If I got caught I would be kicked out probably and all that hard work would go to waste. So out jumps KG!! from that escalade. He looked at me and winked and made his way towards the arena. I didn’t know what to do. I was speechless. I was about to fall and think about what the hell just happened. I ran at him and said “Yo KG!”. KG responds “What it do”. I told him I was one of his biggest fans ever and have been down with him since day one. I told him how I was so happy he has a chance to win it. I told him I felt his pain from the past seasons. I told him he is the reason I play ball and play every game with passion and love. I told him to light these suckas up tonight. KG smiled at me and pounded his chest saying “Thanks bro I appreciate it, Ima light them up tonight, fo sure” I told him how I flew all the way to Boston to see him play and how I got the tickets. Kevin responded “It’s going to be worth it man, you watch”. I asked him to sign my jersey and shoes. Kevin had a tear in his eye I could tell. He said “At times like this it hits me that WOW! I am actually doing this, I am a celebrity, I remember my I was a kid playing in sandals, I never thought it would get to the point where people would work for moeny to come watch me play from other countries and sh*t!”. He wrote on the jersey. “To my Indian brotha Jagvir, thanks for the love homie”,From Kevin Garnett. Than he signed. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. Kevin shook my hand and made his way out. I had just met one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball and after that conversation with him I found out I had also met one of the realist players to ever play the game aswell. So I left through some door and made my way to my seat. KG spotted me in the third row. Gave me a scaaary look. That game KG did what he said he would. He lit them up. He lit the Pistons up. Dropping a season high and playoff high 33 points with 7 boards. It was a great game and the C’s won by 4. We were 1 game away!. Me and Kevin were 1 freaking game away! from the promise land. As the C’s left KG pointed at me and I pointed back at him. He pounded his chest one more time. Than one of the happiest days of my life took a turn. As I left the arena three guys followed me out. I was alone and had to get a cab to the hotel. It was three white males. I hurd one of them say. “This fu**ing terrorist got his jersey signed”. Another dude said “Look he got his kicks signed too”. I turned around and said “Fu** off you ignorant sh*ts”. It pissed me off. They were calling me a terrorist just because I was brown and Indian. As I waited for my cab, these three guys rushed me from the back took me down and ripped off my jersey. I was down and no one was helping me. People were screaming thats all I remembered. They took my shoes and made a run for it. I tried chasing them barefoot. But they got away in their car. It was late in Boston and I was choked. All that stuff I got signed taken away. I called the cops and told them what happened. I a 16 year old boy had just got jumped by some 20 year olds for being different and having something they wanted. So I got in a cab all bloody nose and sh*t. It was a piss off that I got jumped by some racist guys and got something I worked for taken away. I got back home and the next day KG was going to the Finals. I watched them dominate the Lakers in the Finals when they got their. Than that game 6. I actually shed a tear and got goosebumps far before KG’s post game. It hit me with like 5 mins left. We did it. I could feel how KG felt. I watched the C’s celebrate and when KG in the post game came is when I started crying like he did. “Anythings Posiiiiiiiiiible!” “Top of the world!”, “This for everybody!!” at that moment I thought about what Kevin said to me and how this was for me too in a way. Than he screamed “What you gonna say now!?” “TOP OF THE WOOOOORLD”"TOP OF THE WOOOOORLD”. It was a great day and I will never forget that moment when I broke down in the final 5 mins of Game 6 2008 Finals. It felt like I had accomplished something. No KG haters could say anything now. It was like I had a 1000 pound truck on my back and it was gone. The monkey was off my back and best of all it was off of Kevin Garnett’s back. My favorite player the one I grew up watching my whole life, The guy who made me want to play basketball,The guy who went through so many hard times through his life, had FINALLY got what he was missing. The ultimate prize. The NBA Championship. I remember watching Kevin say “I just knocked the bully out”. I thought about when I get bullied at game 5. I was out numbered. For once I could not relate to Kevin because the bullies who took my jerseys and shoes got the best of me I did not get them back or stop them. Please Slam let me feel how my favorite athlete ever felt when he knocked the Bully out!. After all I have been through because of KG and for KG I deserve this stuff more than anybody in the world. Anybody.

  • http://www.sprint.com/sero dma

    Lang, stop doing this to yourself. Jimmy Jackson and JR Rider for Steve Smith sure must bring back some bad memories.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    I deserve it because I asked nicely. Please?

  • Pic

    water to a whale or well.. brings back memories of the old Links! Did you ever get Hov to settle that??

  • toad

    im the biggest kg fan in MN! he deserved his ring!

  • Eric

    I need this or else I will make everyone cry like KG did Big Baby.

  • Bruno

    I deserve this KG stuff!!!
    I’m a big fan of KG and I’d put this Chelsea jersey despite me being 101% fan of Liverpool (You’ll never walk alone Lang) just ’cause it has Garnett 5 on the back
    there’s a problem you’ll have to send it to Lima, Peru
    Thanks

  • Luckyluciano

    * NO AMERICAN SHOULD WIN THIS COMP!

    YOU GUYS DONT EVEN LIKE SOCCER, STICK TO BASEKETBALL

    GIVE IT TO ME, PLEASE.

  • Pic

    I deserve this KG-CFC pack coz I met Bill Russell and Jerry West last Friday at a conference in Marina del Rey, but I had to stay professional and refrain from asking for an autograph. Until now, I’m kicking myself for letting that chance pass.

  • El Grondo

    I need a shirt because I’m writing this shirtless.

  • Big Stu

    Man I should win it just so i can wear it in New Zealand to the New Zealand Breakers (playing in Aussie NBL) games and freak the hell out of the Breakers big man Rick Rickert who met the wrath of KG a few years ago at Minny.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Not saying he deserves prize, and it’s Lang’s call anyway, but that Big Stu entry is pretty funny.

  • Mitch

    i deserve to win because my father’s co worker’s sister is married to him and she refuses to hook me up with some gear so this would be the only way i could get some. also, ive been a celts fan ever since i saw my first lakers game

  • unemployed

    I deserve it after getting fired by my boss who caught me trying to write a KG parody of Chelsea’s We’ll Keep the Blue Flag Flying High song in an effort to win this contest. I bloody swear! It’s possible he disapproved of my unproductivity, but it’s also possible that he’s an Arsenal fan. Or worse yet, a Lakers fan.

  • The Ghost of Wilt Chamberlain

    Some great Chamberlain footage? Of him standing flat footed on a potential rebound opportunity or of him hugging the guy?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I should win because it’s my girlfriends birthday Monday and she was born in Italy to an English father so her family is obsessed with soccer and this would be an incredible gift to give her, especially since I introduced her to basketball during KG’s and the celtics championship run through the finals. SO help me out lang! This would be the best birthday present ever!

  • The Matty Trip

    you should totally give them to me because my boss is from England and a huge Chelsea fan. Hell I could thank Slamonline.com for the raise!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    I deserve the KG stuff because as a young child growing up it was my dream to have a boring sport injected with Garnett’s intensity. If I were to walk around with that jersey on and lame fools would strike up a conversation about some boring “football” sport, this swag would finally let me bark in their face without the drawbacks of rationality.

  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens Borges

    Cause I’m brazilian, and we are all about futebol here… And the team I root for, Internacional, beat Barça to become 2006 FIFA Cluib World Champs

  • Rock

    I don’t deserve it but would like to win it, imagine walking around australia wearing a chelsea garnett jersey, people wouldn’t have a freaking clue. Oh and I would make my mad keen celitcs mate stupidly jealous Plus I can’t get to Boston to buy the shoes

  • http://www.twitter.com/dmngz Edgar Dominguez

    First of all, when i saw Chelsea on the twitter feed, i thought i was getting a post from one of my Chelsea updates. I was wrong, it was you, but even better, I have the chance to win something now. Now on to the combination of KG and Chelsea, I’m a Chelsea fan and i gotta say that’s pretty dope, never thought i would see a Chelsea basketball shoe, topping that with a KG autograph. The Jersey is pretty sick, KG epitomizes heart, determination, and just sheer dopeness. It is only fitting that for Chelsea, the person who rocks the number 5 is Michael Essien. To me, Michael Essien is the person who makes that team what it is (yes i know they have big name players, but….), Essien is a workhorse, coming back early from knee surgery to help the team in Champions League competition, Essien is a beast when defending and he can strike from 30 yards out. I’m not a Celtics fan but i do support them, I’m a Kings fan living in LA, so I get bagged on all the time, but as a basketball fan you gotta love KG, and I don’t see how people in LA hate on KG, dude is just real (maybe 08 had something to do with it hahaha). I’m not much of a fan fo stars, Kobe and LeBron have too many fans, Steve Blake and Juan Dixon are actually my favorite players, but you gotta like KG and Michael Essien (youtube him if you still dont know). I’d really love to win this, hope I get chosen. To all those who took the time to read this post, thanks and peace. Oh yeah, shout out to my boi Lawrence Funderburke.

  • http://www.nicekicks.com Chris

    I’m a Manchester United fan so that jersey is THE only way a Chelsea shirt would ever touch my back, I think that’s reason enough.

  • Thunder Dan

    I deserve this stuff cuz i’v never won anything…. ever. door prizes, contests, anything. always finish no. 2 like memphis…. oops wait that never happened… my bad

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I don’t deserve the jersey because I didn’t bother writing a proper post, but if I did, I would totally deserve it. May I have it?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Please?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Actually I demand this. Consider it reparations.

  • DDenuci

    In the vintage video clip from the 1970′s, why does is it titled NBA Finals Baltimore Bullets vs Philadelphia Warriors ? These two teams never played each other in an NBA finals.

  • chintao

    When I wake-up in the morning, I bark at my three-year-old son. When I have sex with my wife, I curse liberally. Before I go to sleep, I howl at the moon. Gimme’ that f@ckin’ kit.

  • Shayan Jaffer

    I should win becasue like KG, im a black guy who likes soccer

  • chintao

    By the way, nice analysis on Orlando. I fully agree. That’s not to say that it will happen, but it is one of the more likely scenarios. “Jimmy ran a Traina hot girls….” That could give dysletics fixs.

  • Joe A

    None of us really deserve this; I’m sure we are all in reasonably good health, and have places we can go home to. But I really want this.I’ll try to keep this short as I’m sure no one wants to read a 3,000 word soliloquy about want an inspiration KG was to me during my younger days, but KG had a profound affect on my life. He made me realize that trying hard isn’t enough, you need to be passionate. He brings the same brooding intensity to every game he plays ( and after seeing this years play-offs, he brings it to the games he doesn’t play in as well). It is that passion that makes him one of the greatest players ever to play the game. It is that passion that brought banner 17 to the Celtics ( that’s another reason why I like the man.) It is that passion that makes me so passionate about everything I do in my life.

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Basketball may be the number 1 sport here in the Philippines but suffice to say, we love soccer here, too. I’m not only a hoops fan but also an avid soccer aficionado as well. I’m a huge KG fan since he was drafted by the T-Wolves in ’95 (please correct me if I’m wrong),I feel I deserve that dope KG swag. Should I be chosen to win the signed KG stuff, that would be my first prize ever. I’d be honored if I do win it. Being one of the few Filipino Kevin Garnett fans here is an honor itself. Whatever criticisms come KG’s way, I would still be proud supporter of him. :)

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Basketball may be the number 1 sport here in the Philippines but suffice to say, we love soccer here, too. I’m not only a hoops fan but also an avid soccer aficionado as well. I’m a huge KG fan since he was drafted by the T-Wolves in ‘95 (please correct me if I’m wrong),I feel I deserve that dope KG swag. Should I be chosen to win the signed KG stuff, that would be my first prize ever. I’d be honored if I do win it. Being one of the few Filipino Kevin Garnett fans here is an honor itself. Whatever criticisms come KG’s way, I would still be proud supporter of his. :)

  • that dude

    I agree Lang, Orlando’s almost definitely going to be worse this year. Losing four major players that got you to the championship for vince carter was a stupid move. The major move they needed to make was to get a new coach.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq

    I love KG, who has been one of my 2 favorite players for a decade. And I love futbol, which is the song of my heart. And yet, I don’t want this “prize” because I wouldn’t be caught dead in a fuc*ing Chelsea jersey. Too bad KG doesn’t like Barca.

  • G I I

    Lang – I need that Garnett SWAG. Cause I know that if KG forgets your name, he calls you “Ice”.

  • http://yahoo.com Logues

    i aint gonna lie, i hate soccer, but i deserve this cause i had a dream the other night that i actually won something from a slamonline contest, please make it come true. i know, feeble attempt right

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    I deserve this SWAG because I supported KG through his whole career and I have been a die hard Chelsea fan for years. I supported him from the day he was The Kid straight out of highschool ready to change the game forever. KG taught me a lot of life lessons. KG taught me to be real, be passionate, work hard. When he won that ring he waited for so long I learned that good things will always come to those who wait. Another thing I learned from Kevin was stay strong and keep your head up through hard times. I learned this from him because in Minnesota other than individual accolades Garnett was going through some hard times because he had no help there and was losing every year. It was so fun watching Kevin dominate games but it would really piss me off when he lost those games. Other than Allen Iverson I think Kevin was the most deserving of that Ring. He is a legend and I have watched him my whole life and loved his style. He even taught me some on court lessons like how to get in your opponents head just by looking scary and talking smack. Kevin taught me how hard you have to work to win and if you want success and want to accomplish your goals you have to give it all you got and if you fail get back up, keep your head up and try even harder. He taught me eventually hard work is guarnteed to pay off. Another major reason I deserve this is because Basketball is my first sport and it really pisses me off when I play soccer with the guys at the park how they say basketball is not phyiscal and how it’s boring. I still like soccer and am a die hard Chelsea fan and it would be cool rocking these to afternoon soccer games at the park and doing Garnett like things (cussin,giving dirty looks,dominating, playing with passion) with Garnetts name on my back. Everyone thinks that I can’t play soccer just because I have baggy shorts and rock a basketball jersey and I always get laughed at and doubted just like Kevin did when he came into the league. I deserve this SWAG just like Kevin deserved that ring. SLAM I need this more than anyone out there. Proving people wrong who doubt you and piss you off your whole life is priceless just like this stuff. Kevin knows how priceless proving people wrong is. Peace

  • http://www.curtin.edu.au I Like Blazers

    Give it to me because I am pretty poor (I couldn’t renew my subscription!), my basketball shoes dont fit me so I need some more, my best friend loves football and I owe him a present, and a jersey would be a perfect present and because FIFA is freaking awesome (Be A Pro mode is addictive). Also because KG is a badass who exudes passion, which anyone who loves any sport should respect.

  • Lonnie Long

    I cant honestly say I actually deserve the KG gear more than any other SLAM reader, but I do try to treat people good, I always say thank you and please, I love children and respect my elders, so I am hoping that my karma is good enough to get the KG gear…please?

  • jose

    i deserve This due to the fact that i love basketball.and used to be one of those people who never thought much of soccer.i used to be like the rest of the nation who didnt give any attention to soccer.When i learned of how many NBA players were obssessed with the sports…(the the steve nash’s,the kobe’s the kg’s)it made me want to oppen my mind to the sport and what it had to offer.the game was exciting, exhillarating, and the players were so passionate about the sport.and that grabbed me and sucked me into the sport that is known as futbol.so i deserve this because i am 1 of those few that changed my thought about the game of soccer…to the point where it is my second passion(to basketball of course)…

  • JMac

    I think the KG gear should go to me as I have respected KG’s game ever since he blew up into superstardom in Minneapolis. I like the guy and would really like to get something memorable from a guy who plays bball with much passion. Also, I like soccer, but no offense, basketball is still the game to beat. (and KG’s name looks good in any color, am I right?)

  • Rnz

    Because Im from Indonesia..a country full of soccer enthusiasts, and I myself is a NBA fan..been a big fan of KG since day one..and that my country just had another bomb attacks a few weeks ago, so you know..im kinda pissed right now and winning this will make me feel a whole lot better.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Gerwin

    Man, just to walk through the cities in The Netherlands, people turning around and looking again to see what name is on the back of the shirt… Only the real fan will recognize and give props. The rest of the world is left wondering.
    Lang, just to see al those faces, I would love to recieve it.

  • doyouwantmore

    Turkoglu was big, big, big for the Magic. Top five underrated player, for sure. Go Raps!

  • serevei

    well put it this way… in australia soccer is the fourth “football” sport behind both rugby union, rugby league and Australian football… Basketball is also one of the least popular sports in australia…(have you seen the nbl recently?????) myself though am a big fan of both Basketball and soccer (sorry football) and really keen on the new A-League.. (go nq fury)… so yeh… i think a true fan of both sports in a country where both sports are marginalized deserves this prize. thanks…

  • DD

    I deserve the KG pack cuz I’m a black guy born and raised in Japan. Not a legit reason? I know. I just want the stuff.

  • MC Pats

    KG, one of the greatest of the era, fiercest competitor in the NBA. Also one of the greatest defensive players ever. A great man who I think doesn’t get enough appreciation. A man who appreciates sport. Anyone who appreciates sport knows being a fierce competitor not just a good player, that makes you worth being a superstar. It’s go hard or go home. Aussie basketball is smaller than soccer over here but i still play and also play like KG as well.

  • the rod

    i could tell you a whole lot of good reason why i deserve the chelsea jersey: i could tell you i love kg, that he is my favourite player since i was a child, that i live in europe (italy infact) and therefore my football knowledge and passion gives me a birthright to everything football related…but that would be just b*llshit. The reason why i WANT this jersey with Garnett name on its back is because i absolutely HATE the man (what is he on, crack, when he plays??relax man!life is good!), and i absolutely HATE the team!(Those f***ing british even stole our coach, MR Ancelotti this year!!!). Therefore slam please give me the jersey so i can use it to dress a Voodoo puppet, and give more power to my black magic against them!!

  • the rod

    ok again as i see it hasn’t been posted the first time: i could tell you that the reason i deserve the chelsea jersey with KG name on its back is because KG is my favorite player, my idol since i was a child, the player i mold my self after, and that being european (Italy) my football knowledge and skills give me an advantage compared to my US counterparts, that football is born here and so on…but that is just plain BS.The reason i WANT the jersey is because i absolutely HATE the man (have you seen him play? What is he on when he plays,Crack? He is the epitome of the unfair play) and moreover i absolutely HATE the team( those F***ing Brits stole my coach this year, MR Ancelotti!!!). Therefore i NEED the jersey so to give it more power when i’m gonna use it to dress the already prepared voodoo doll!!!

  • karan

    chelsea sucks

  • LOAF

    i deserve this chelsea gear because i am from the UK and Football is our number one sport, yes football not soccer FOOTBALL. also i work in an office where there is a hardcore chelsea fan who works with me, who constantly takes the piss out of me for following basketball rather then our true sport of Football, so i would take the upmost pleasure in waving this limited edition gear in his SMUG FACE. also i have been a KG fan since i can remeber getting into basketball, because over here we get limited basketball on TV because its such a minor sport over here. i used to have to stay up till like 1am in the morning to watch a live game once a week and who did i watch on a regular basis? none other then the weak ass minny T Wolves who were constantly getting carried by the man that is KG, they were the first games i watched and i was like who is the massive dude basically running the team!?!?!
    send this prize to a true football fan and a true English person!

  • http://www.tomat3.de chris

    I need that stuff because i might be the only Chelsea Support in all Germany.

    To not leave me standin arround naked, you need to dress me!

  • http://ballislife.com Moose

    I deserve this prize because of the links between the way KG and I play the game of basketball and soccer. In the game of basketball, Kevin Garnett plays every game like it’s last, with passion that is unmatched. I play the same way on the soccer field, running around, screaming to teammates, never taking a possession off. Garnett’s defense on the basketball court is supreme, a perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate. On the soccer field, at fullback or center back, I try to do the same, get the defensive side of the field fully functioning at all times. Garnett is a team player in the hoops setting, the rest of his team can count on him not hogging the ball or not giving his teammates free will. Passing always comes first to me when I play soccer, reminding myself to do my job on the field and let others do their job. Garnett has been playing hoops since he was a kid, loving it the whole way through. While I played soccer in Kindergarten and took a break until sixth grade, I have been playing as hard as I can the two years since. I try to emulate Kevin Garnett’s play on the basketball court, and I try to bring that same intensity to a different game that I am almost as passionate about. That’s why I deserve this crossover-sport prize.

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    I am not here to say I deserve to get this free swag more than anybody else. Just here to let you know don’t be hesitant to show some love to your boy who recently started a blog. Its weak I know, but the site is coming around, so check it out from time to time. Been readin since the Bron/Bassy cover back on 68 I think it was. Keep up the good work.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Look man, I’m such a fan of KG that different variations of his name and jersey number have been my password for everything since, like, 1997. I live in a soccer country, so to combine the two is an incredible look

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    Moose wins. I don’t even want it anymore. Chelsea sucks, come on KG pick a better side to support man.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    and J. Singh’s post is so long that i had to roll the scroll button four times to read it all the way through. Fail

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    although it is pretty f’ucked up that you got robbed

  • SA

    I, like KG, harrass point guards by clapping my hands in front of their faces as they attempt to bring the ball up court.

    I also bark at undersized power forwards, and show my manhood by elbowing men while the refs aren’t looking and then throwing my hands up like nothing has happened.

    Do I need this swag? No. I will steal it from under your desk, and leave a thank you note.

  • Joe

    I deserve this KG gear because I wouldn’t burn it and I wouldn’t trash it. I’ll be honest and say that I’ve never been much of a soccer fan, and I would never wear a soccer (futbol?) jersey…unless it was a KG one! I’d follow Chelsea and actually watch their games. Think of it as turning night into day.

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    dont mention undersized power fowards as if KG doesnt do the same stuff to everybody. I seen him get in Shaqs face, Duncans face, tangle with Rasheed and trade elbows with Big Ben and the new superman. That being said KG can do all that clapping and yelling while still being the best in the league at guarding every position on the court. Need someone to stick Billups and switch onto Nene…get KG. Need a man to rotate off Howard to catch Rashard in the corner..get KG. The big ticket takes versital to a whole new level. KG is universal.

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    ya that’s versatile*

  • Taranvir Sandhu

    The reason why i feel i should win this amazing package is because i am a true fan of both soccer and basketball. The only two sports i have ever played are basketball and soccer. My favourite team is also Chelsea. With players like Didier Drogba, Joe Cole, Terry, Lampard, and Ballack, that have helped me enjoy the game. Im also a big fan of KG, and what he has done to this industry. I remember times, when he was a Timberwolf, and i would always play as him in NBA Live 01. Now, hes on the Celtics, and is still rising. I have a lot of enjoyment watching both Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League, and Celtics in the NBA. With this package, it has one of the NBA’s greatest players and it has a great football team. This is contrasting, because two different sports, but it shows the love and sportsmanship between atheletes. This jersey is very unique and shows history, and any person with this should be grateful.

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    ya thats versatile*

  • Chris

    I’m a huge Celtics fan who’s followed them my whole life and sat in the upper-deck throughout the Pitino and ML Carr eras. I also became a huge soccer fan following the 06 WC and love Chelsea and particularly Michael Essien (#5). I would love to have my favorite soccer teams jersey with one of my favorite Celtics name on it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Peter F.

    I deserve to win this package because I will rock this whole set everywhere I go. Like a little kid who won’t take off that Superman costume, and wears it to the supermarket, school, and practice.
    I live in Boston and plan on buying tickets to numerous games this season and I will be in full force screaming “Ole Ole Ole Ole” during timeouts and screaming “fielddd gooooooooooool” when Garnett dunks all over the Eastern Conference.

  • TJ

    If i win this i am going to be the happiest dude alive, MAN n I look fresh in it! So hook your boi up, hahah!

  • ciroqobama

    I deserve this because I wrote less than J.Singh

  • JWeier

    The reason I should win this prize is because ANYTHING IS POSSIBLEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

  • http://hardwoodhoudini.com T-ster

    I deserve this swag because I’m too cheap to buy it myself but care too much to not eve try.
    I’m a middle school social studies teacher that coaches a 7th grade basketball team. I would display this stuff up everyday at practice because it is so over the top and ridiculous that it would be a great picture– 12 7th graders playing hoops and underneath the hoop is this crazy stuff signed by KG.

    Give me the stuff just for the picture.

  • blackjack

    I am a lifelong Celtics fan and have loved KG since he entered the league. Now I’m a recent college graduate who is unemployed and living with his parents. My life sucks and has no meaning. Winning this KG gear would give me something good in my life and may be a sign of better things to come.

  • MattM

    Hey Lang,
    I would be really pumped to receive this swag. I have been a KG fan since he came into the league. The first SLAM magazine I ever bought was the Showbiz and KG cover and I’ve been a SLAM supporter ever since. I remember all of the years in Minny when they lost in the first round. I remember the year that KG won MVP and they got out of the first round. When they beat Sacto in the second round that year I stayed up super late making a t-shirt with the date, the score, KG’s stats, his number and name on the back, and MVP on the arm because I was so pumped to stick it to my friend who was a Chris Webber/Sacto lover and KG hater. I couldn’t list all of my KG/SLAM memories. When he got traded to Boston I was crushed/pumped because he was leaving Minny but joining a contender. I got chills watching his postgame interview after they won the championship. I really don’t think there will ever be another player that I support as hardcore as KG. Hook me up.

  • Paddy

    i hate kg but give me the jersey anyway

  • JDH21

    Being from Chicago liking KG is almost second nature. His tenacity and heart are inspiring to any athlete. My ties to Garnett go deeper than just Chicago though. I was actually born in Minnesota in the twin cities, and moved to Chicago when I was 8. I have grown up on KG my whole life practically and he has been a great inspiration for me. When my beloved Bulls had the chance to get him a few summers ago and did not, it devastated me. My favorite player coming back for a homecoming to his home town seemed too perfect.

    Kevin speaking about his admiration for soccer sais a great deal about his character. Soccer is a very under appreciated sport in the United States and deserves a lot more publicity. These players are elite athletes and deserve proper recognition. As you mentioned in the article Fernando Torres who is nicknamed El Niño, yes he is also nicknamed the kid, is a world class athlete. Just like KG, El Niño competes on the worlds highest stage, and is one of his sports biggest superstars. KG’s sportsmanship and mutual admiration for the worlds biggest game is awesome. I don’t think Soccer will ever get the attention it deserves in the United States, but efforts like this from KG will certainly help.

  • Gym Rat

    I’ve played in a local Park & Rec league in San Francisco for the past 4 years. Due to the recent cut-backs, the Park & Rec has had to cut many of its after school programs for kids. Because the Park & Rec feels like family to me and my teammates, we’ve pledged to raise $1,000 to help keep some of the programs running. We know it’s not a lot- but it’s something. We’ve almost reached our target, but with what KG’s Chelsea package is worth, I’m positive we could double our goal and really help the kids who need these programs.
    Thank you for the consideration!

  • supremearthur

    i am a big kg fan ive been following him ever since he came in to the league as a skinny kid from illinois out of high school. i like how he plays with passion and with heart. and i know about chelsea fc and their history(they won the fa cup last year) theyre my favorite team because drogba and anelka both can get it done. and not to mention i am a big basketball and soccer fan, and i will wear this shit with pride.

  • ti-sizz

    much love for kg, the most intense and crazy (in a hyper and berserker battle-rage way) warrior on the court at all time! he’s got so much heart and intensity, that even when he isn’t playing.. he STILL yells at the weak ones, spraying them with curses and spit. haha, i just love that crazy side of him, that so many people are hating on. he’s a real monster, and his game backs up his bark. that said, i’m far from a soccer fan, but you know what, i would treasure anything with kg’s name, signature, insignia, whatever on it. his name can make a turd on a stick look good in the louvre! so lemme keep that jersey (even though it’s not a bball jersey), perma-seal it, and tell my great-grand kids how sick of a baller kevin garnett was.

  • ti-sizz

    joking about the perma-seal lol

  • Ken

    Well here we go, I believe I should win the set because I’m a good ol Irish boy from Mass who whenever basketball is mentioned, all I can think about is the Celts, and as far as I’m concerned there are no other teams, and KG is definitely one of the best. My favorite sport however is football (soccer) and I’m a Chelsea die-hard and have been since day one (of me coming in contact with European football). I don’t understand why people are posting comments talking about Torres or other things that have nothing to do with Chelsea. This set is for CHELSEA fans and should seriously go to no less.
    I grew up with the Celts, my whole family likes the Celts, only basketball games I’ve ever watched are the Celts. And like the Celts, Chelsea was there to introduce me to football. It was world cup time in 10th grade when I really got into it and I had grown fond of Michael Ballack (captain of Germany) and after all that was done I realized he played for Chelsea. So I looked into it. Tho not the best club at the time they were on the rise and I decided they needed my support. And I’ve been bleeding blue ever since. I watch every game no matter what (even if it means cutting a few classes here and there around Champions League time and staying in the dorm to watch), I was at the World Football Challenge, I painted my car to have Chelsea all over it just because it was already blue, I organized a supporters group at my college, I piss checks away at the newest kits and scarves from overseas. There isn’t much I won’t do for this team.
    Now that we have these competitions come over, we have jerseys being sold in stores here, we have some games on TV now, we have celebs and our athletes publicly endorsing these teams, and now we have this… all these things are finally bringing two huge parts of my life together into one. Once I thought these things were so different, and the news that they are slowly merging makes me just as happy as when I saw this limited package picture for the first time. And I do realize that the “political” factors of KG playing for an Irish founded and representative team and openly supporting Chelsea, which is linked to past political issues of being loyalist and the troubles with Ireland and England (if you ask me I thought he would have liked Celtic FC :D ). But then it hit me. We as Americans don’t see all this. We see good players and a good team. Just like we see the Celts and we see great players and a great team. KG does the same. Chelsea caught his eye just like it caught mine and he has respect for the teams players and abilities and that is all that SHOULD matter in sports.
    So, I believe I should win because it would mean so much to me as a Celts and Chelsea fan from Mass to own such a significant symbol of my two personalities coming together; the Irish Boston fan and the football loving Chelsea fan.

    Even if I am not picked this should seriously go to a die-hard fan of Chelsea AND supporter of the Celts & Boston! Anything else would just be wrong…

  • Quentin Jensen

    I deserve this because im a die hard KG fan ever since he played in highschool. I’ve always wanted to buy an autographed shoe or something but im poor. The only thing I have is like a Wheaties Box so please choose me.

  • Jonny

    I deserve to win the KG stuff because I’ve been a Celtic fan for as long as I can remember, even when the rest of my family were Laker fans. I’ve stuck with them through the hard times and the best of times. I’ve gotten my wife (from Germany) to become a huge Celtic fan as well as her Dad who lives in Germany. We are also all soccer fans which my wife and Father-in-Law got me into. Since the economy went south, it’s been real tough for everyone. It would be nice to have a little piece of something good.

    If you don’t choose me, please choose someone who does deserve it. Thank you and God Bless

  • Kevin Conchinha

    I’m a die hard Celtics and KG fan and I would love to win this so I can wear it opening game. I would be in my balcony seats, but I would probably get on the jumbotron that day. I’d then probably get weird and curious looks from the fans and laughed at by some of the Celtics. It would all be worth it however because KG is the man and he’d invite me down to courtside to meet him… Banner #18 here we come!!!

  • Matt Gregory

    If you give me this shirt, I’ll wear it every single day for the next 5 years.

  • Ashley Hoitink

    I deserve this because I’m a chick, from Canada, and a diehard Garnett fan. It’s bad enough to get criticized for liking an American team (I just don’t like the Raps, alright?); but when guys don’t think you know your stuff about ball? I love shoving it back in their face.

    Anyway, I’m in University right now and just blew all my money on tuition and books… I couldn’t afford anything autographed unless I sold my ’96 Neon (even then….that’s hoping). I’ve been compared to KG on the court countless times…so doesn’t it just seem to fit?

  • Rohit

    Winning this prize pack would bring me more joy than anything Chelsea has accomplished/done in the post Mourinho era. It’s been frustrating watching the Mighty Blues for the past 2.5 years, wishing that each transfer window would bring one player with the intensity and passion that Kevin Garnett has for the game. At least with this combo, I could have something tangible that I could look to whenever Chelsea find a way to disappoint this season, as they’ve managed to do in recent memory.

  • http://www.twahc.blogspot.com twahc

    Well, if KG plays for Chelsea, KG’s unselfishness can sure help Drogba win Chelsea a title.

  • http://www.twahc.blogspot.com twahc

    If KG plays for Chelsea, his unselfishness can help Drogba bring back a title to Chelsea fans.

  • http://ballislife.com Moose

    Lang, just out of curiosity, what size are the jersey/shoes?

  • shawn simpson

    I feel that I should win the KG Chelsea gear because I can use it to motivate kids. I am a school counselor, coach, and huge Celtics fan. Above my office door I have the famous KG quote, “Anything is Possible!” This is now my daily motto and message to kids. They can do anything they want, anything they put their mind to. KG is the perfect connection for them. Intensity and determination in whatever they believe. If I win I will proudly display the goods in my office as proof that anything is indeed possible, and this is why I am taking a shot. Thanks for reading!

  • Chris Ujma

    I think it’s funny when people say ‘I followed him from the beginning’
    um….you mean when the NBA, whose whole idea is to ram superstars and triumph-over-adversity/human interest stories down your throat, made you aware of him you ‘rooted for him’.
    Okay…
    If you watch the NBA draft, and subsequently watch the NBA and its highlights, then you’ve been ‘down with a guy’ from the start.
    What next? ‘I have followed Lebron since High School….and I’ve ALWAYS read Slam’ hmmmm, maybe the 2 things are connected….

  • Arvydas Sabonis

    KG would be a Chelsea fan. I know Will Farrel likes them too. But, why would they? I’m a Liverpool fan so i hate Chelsea as much as i hate Man United. I’m a die hard Barca cule and La Liga fan though. I used to love that La Liga column that used to be on here. Bring it back!

  • AlbertBarr

    I wish I liked KG or Soccer…cause that kit is fresh. Unfortunately, the spot I have in my heart for hatred is reserved for KG. And soccer just isn’t a big interest for me. Yet…I would still rock it if you sent it my way. Humboldt county is a long way from Boston… otherwise I might cop a pair of the shoes anyways.

  • http://tudobola.blogspot.com/ Edu

    Me!
    Who else?
    Not only I’m a linkstigator from day one (I still prefer the jurassic early days layout), I’m also:

    - a big KG fan (I always dreams about him in my Bulls);

    - a big Chelsea fan in England;

    - the biggest soccer fan of all people here (that’s you included, Lang, sorry), cause I’m from Rio, Brazil, and my heart belongs to the club with the biggest fan base in the world, Flamengo!, that was bigger than life in the 80′s, with a genious like Zico (you think Kaká and Ronaldinho are good? Ask then about Zico…) and several other extra-class players. Youngsters, go now to You Tube and type Zico and Flamengo, you’ll get a glimpse…

    Here we live soccer. And I also live b-ball, cause I’ve played and still love the game that once was bigger here, when Oscar and Marcel played. That’s why I deserve it, Lang. My opinion, of course.

  • Shtro

    I would love to give it to my son who loves Garza! I am, personally a Liverpool fan dating back to Aussie Johnson, but my kid can’t get enough of Da Kid!

  • roybot

    i need some new shoes for school so i deserve them.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Sully32

    What the hell, I’ll take it I need something to annoy my neighbor who hates KG and Chelsea. We argue about everything, music, politics,sport, you name it we disagree. When it comes to NBA and world football two of our biggest beefs involve the following 1) KG is only a second banana 2) Chelsea ruined the EPL. Roman Abramovich turned the EPL into a fantasy league with no team spirit. I argue vehemently against both points. If I could walk out with a Garnett Chelsea shirt on to get my morning paper and he saw me, the beef would be squashed for ever.

  • Sebastian

    I think I should win it because i am Kevin Garnett and maybe this will pump up my spirits to get better the next season and if i dont win this who knows what will happen to the celtics next season

  • gb

    i may not deserve this. i haven’t worked for it but i would very much appreciate it. kg is cold, i have respected him ever since the espn the magazine commercial with starbury…”tastefull”

  • gb

    also i really don’t want kg to ever say this to me…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltpqPd3t5V0

  • mike

    I don’t think I should win because I want KG to use the the jersey to sign with a European team like other nba players are doing like your boy Josh and Brandon Jennings and the few others. Exempt I’m not talking playing hoops, but soccer. Wait, that won’t happen so as a person married to basketball and a person who is has a growing passion for soccer(somebody has to defend US soccer from my hispanic coworkers harsh comments)Ishould get it. Plus, post Jordan da big ticket has been my favorite player. I played soccer growing up and basketball was always on tv so I could get to much of a feel for it.

  • K-Nasty

    Lang, I deserve this jersey because I am a fellow Bulldog, and if you hook me up, I’ll get you tickets to a home football game of your choice. That way, you can relive some great moments between the hedges, and we can talk basketball over a postgame meal at the Varsity. You know you want to.

  • Jonathan appell

    i deserve them because i was born in 94 and i have every kg card since 99 and kg is my favorite player also my mom developed cancer two years back and because of the cost of her surgeries she can hardly ever buy me new school shoes and clothes

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    I like to think I deserve this KG swag for several reasons. One, I was born in Minnesota, raised in Boston, and have love for both places which surprisingly have a few things in common – super stars in Randy Moss, David Ortiz, and of course Kevin Garnett. Is Adrian Peterson next? I’ve always followed Garnett and basketball for both organizations and the sport is my biggest passion. Without hoops I would probably be just another tall, lanky kid only good for cleaning ceilings. Two, I enjoy collecting sports gear especially of Boston nature, but I’m missing a Garnett piece sadly. Three, I started playing soccer as a kid and it ranks right up there with basketball. I ran and played as hard as I could, much like Garnett, until I broke my leg on the field. But I didn’t let that stop me, because like basketball, it was a passion. I have jerseys of a few nations and appreciate worldwide play. And lastly, friends poke fun and take notice of how random and colorful my wardrobe collection is, and this bright blue Chelsea jersey would be a perfect addition.

  • Will Imbo

    I deserve this gear as I happen to be English, but love basketball more than football (or ‘soccer’), and for this so called ‘crime’ I am routinely victimized in my home nation. Winning this gear would help me gain some respect back, whilst still showing love to the real beautiful game of basketball

  • hillbomber

    I know for a fact that you’re a ManU supporter so I want to save you the trouble by taking that kit off your hands.

  • CJK

    I deserve this because I live in Minnesota and I played soccer for 10 years when I was younger. Although not a huge Chelsea fan, I still root for them because of Petr Cech and Deco!!! As for basketball, I have played ever since I was only 4 years old (the same time I started playing soccer). I rooted for the Timberwolves only because of Garnett (they are now an afterthought). I felt Garnett’s pain when he was here in Minny and was overjoyed when he won with the Celtics. He has always been a favorite players even when 2,000 miles away and injured. Although I will never get to see him play in person, I will always consider him one of my favorite athletes and a role model. That is why I deserve to win this swag.

  • Jesse Lambert

    I deserve this dream package because it is a perfect combination of all my likes and passions. Garnett has always been one of my favorite players due to his unique skill set and demeanor and this feeling only increased when he joined the only team I can consider myself a diehard for.
    Additionally, I studied abroad in London, living in the “Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington.” I have always been a big soccer fan, growing up playing the game, but I had never chose a team in the premier league to follow. My geographic location combined with finding something in common with Garnett made choosing Chelsea as my team easy.
    I can say I have a Garnett jersey, and a Chelsea jersey, but I can also say, without thinking twice, that I would trade them both for the combination of the two that you are offering.

  • James Irvine

    This would make a mad gift for a mate who supports them

  • Daniel Segura

    i think I deserve it because this is very special to me and that is my favorite team please pickme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(leteraly)

  • SimSimma

    this is off the hook!!! it will help me promote my fav player in the league when moving to the uk next year and support my team chelsea fc, it’s the best of both (sport)worlds!!! would love to wear that stuff!!!

  • http://yahoo.com Angel Moran

    I think i deserve to win is because i been a KG fan all of my 15 years of my life. I seen him play when he was with the T- wolves and still watch him play for the celtics even though im a Laker fan. Also i play both sports.I grew up playing soccer then saw basketball and started to play it to. Even though im not a chelsea fan i like watching the teams in Liga BBVA ill still were it with pride since im a KG fan. It will also mean alot to me if i win since i never seen KG play since i live in Los angeles and i never seen him in person or never had his autograph. It will mean alot to me if i win its like having the best of both worlds soccer and basketball.

  • jub_al

    i want to believe that a man who’s read every issue of slam for the last 13 years will be recognized…

    i want to believe that a man halfway around the globe from Boston, in Beijing, can win a SLAM contest…

    i want to believe that a man who’s favourite basketball and football players are KG (ok, i’ll be honest, TIED for favourite, along with my man Grant Hill) and Deco of Chelsea, respectively, can get ONE jersey which will properly display his love of these two sports…

    i want to believe that the man wearing this jersey will proudly represent as every person in China will wonder where he got this ultimate jersey mash-up, to which he will reply, “The magazine of all magazines, SLAM..”

    i want to believe that “anything is possible”…

    ..the ball’s in your court Lang, make me a believer…

    cheers,
    jub_al

  • jub_al

    i want to believe that a man who’s read every issue of slam for the last 13 years will be recognized….. i want to believe that a man halfway around the globe from Boston, in Beijing, can win a SLAM contest….. i want to believe that a man who’s favourite basketball and football players are KG (ok, i’ll be honest, TIED for favourite, along with my man Grant Hill) and Deco of Chelsea, respectively, can get ONE jersey which will properly display his love of these two sports….. i want to believe that the man wearing this jersey will proudly represent as every person in China will wonder where he got this ultimate jersey mash-up, to which he will reply, “The magazine of all magazines, SLAM…..” and i want to believe that “anything is possible”…..the ball’s in your court Lang, make me a believer….. cheers,
    jub_al

  • German Reignman

    Seems Lang found the ideal way to gather new followers/commenters on slamonline … could your online ed please come up with statistics how many people in this comments section are first time commenters ? this type of “prize-winning-online-tourism” is making me sick …. and by the way, I would never EVER want to win this because I am german and A) english teams payed by russion billionaires suck and B) germanies worst player is playing with Chelsea and he is the exact counterpart to KG`s enthusiasm: Ballack is lazy, uninspired and never will be a true leader …. and the only time he shows emotions is when he fouls opponents in meaningless situations … so keep the stuff to yourself or give it to one of this newcomers …. and to make it crystal clear: THE BALL NEVER DID CROSS THE LINE IN 1966, GERMANY WAS ROBBED OF THE WORLD CUP AND EVERYBODY KNOWS !!!!!!

  • LeoneL

    I deserve this because it’s my birthday today and you won’t ship that to the Philippines so no worries naming me as the winner. LOL.. J/K.. Good luck guys^^^!

  • Dudemeister

    I should win because I suck.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    We’re closing comments. Lang’s gonna decide who gets the goods. Good Luck to all those who entered!

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    We have a winner: Shawn Simpson! Congrats and thanks everyone for entering…

  • shawn simpson

    WOW—THANK YOU!!

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