Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 11:25 am  |  66 responses

Kevin Garnett Nearly Made Andray Blatche Cry

Leave KG alone, ‘Dray. As the WaPo details, that dude is crazy Just ask Big Baby: “Saunders said the Wizards looked ‘discombobulated’ down the stretch, even failing to be in the right position after timeouts. He also was upset with Blatche for engaging in some fourth-quarter in trash talk with Garnett, which helped turn the game in the Celtics’ favor. ‘We beat ourselves by getting them energized, which got their crowd energized,’ Saunders said. ‘Dray is wolfing the whole time at Kevin Garnett. You can’t do those kinds of things. When you’re coming up and establishing yourself, you don’t take a guy that’s been defensive player of the year and is probably the best power forward and get that guy juiced up to play against you. You got no chance.’ Blatche was noticeably upset and appeared to hold back tears as he explained his encounter with Garnett, which nearly got heated when Garnett approached Blatche and tried to wrestle the ball away from him. Blatche appeared to throw an elbow as Garnett continued to taunt him. Blatche later flung Garnett into a cameraman and sent him to the foul line for two free throws. Garnett smiled as he was helped off the ground. Reserve forward James Singleton said Garnett used his ‘veteran senses’ to needle Blatche and get under his skin.”

(H/T: @jeskeets)

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  • jumpman3224

    Did he nearly hit him with one his bricks?

  • http://www.runninglikwidworks.com Mr. RLW

    Yeah so I watched that game.

    I’m 50-50 on the no “wolfing rule.” KG is one of my favorite players of all-time, but I can only imagine that playing against him is a pain. He’s non-stop w/ the talking. To the dude he’s facing and to himself, lol. And eventho Dray had a slow start, he was giving the C’s and Garnett the business in the 3rd and first part of the 4th. KG was the one flustered right until the end. Dray also didn’t fling KG to the ground. If u watch the replay, KG just fell awkwardly, because he was already off balance. The foul was fairly clean, all ball up top, some body on the bottom.

    I missed the post-game, so I don’t know about how he was talking to the reporters. But I will side wit Flip to a degree, u gotta watch getting pulled into a back and forth like that, with a dude of KG’s caliber. Because its no secret, that he thrives off of it. They have a bit of a running history though, nothing major. But this isn’t the first time there’s been an issue.

  • Boogie

    Co-sign MrRlw on the foul being clean, I was watching that game, KG just fell funny. Slam STAYS trying to incite unneccessary beef. Thats called bad journalistic practice…. On another note I’m glad to see Jesus is back in beantown, lets hope he stays cos hes a G.

  • Marty McFly

    What happens when an aged, tread wore KG can no longer hit a field goal? He runs his mouth and makes like a fool.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Ummm…if you can’t handle KG’s mouth then you probably shouldn’t be playing in the NBA. Just do what Andrew Bynum did and stick one down his throat. He shuts up real fast after you do that.

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

    I don’t usually react this way but I hope somebody kicks KG’s as$! He’s strikes me as a bully these days (since he landed in Boston) and I hope somebody risks the money and the playing time and beats his butt. Really. Maybe it’s just Monday…

  • Marty McFly

    KG may have won this mind war but ‘Dray will be playing long after KG.

  • SylVain

    @martymcfly what are you talking about? Blatche has been in the league for a little over 5 yrs now and he is finally showing signs of a decent NBA player. I would rather have Garnett at his age than Blatche. KG is intimidating for most of the league.

  • Tommy Patron

    Garnett can BARELY get it done any more. Soon his incessant noise will faaaaade awaaaay.

  • letsmotor

    @Marty McFly: In regards to your first post: KG can no longer hit a field goal? Must’ve hit a lot of free throws to score 22 against philly. oh, wait. he went 8-11 from the field. as for your second post: you’re right. Blatche will be playing long after KG retires. clearly, that makes him the better player. or maybe it just has something to do with him being ten years younger.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    So I guess Trash Talk is one of the Celtics’ game plans… nothing new here.

  • riggs

    people MUST have a short memory and just think KG just STARTED doing this. please.

  • Ree Roe

    KG is a clown & a disgrace to the NBA. He constantly woofs, talks sh*t & makes an ass of himself on a game by game basis. SMH @ anyone rooting for this fraud to be successful

  • Hangtime Hec

    I thought It would be peg legged Garnett sobbing after not scoring a field goal and getting three travel violations called on him. He is not as quick and nimble as he used to be. He should keep his mouth shut. He cant back up his bark anymore.

  • roman

    Andray is a man just like KG. If you back down, because he’s a veteran, than you’ve lost respect. KG picks and choses who to talk trash with. See how much trash he will be talking, when they have to go packin, cause the season is over. Also KG was 0-7. He should shut up. He hasn’t went 0-7 since his rookie season.

  • Fat Lever

    Hearts and thoughts they fade/fade away…

  • DLT

    I saw the game and the post interview and Blatche didnt seem like he was about to cry at all. He was going right back at KG with the trash talk. He was just upset that he missed that shot at the end and they blew the game. He was also upset at the reporters asking him about what Flip said to basically keep his mouth shut. Blatche was saying that he wasnt going to back down and if someone is right in your face then he’s going back at him.

    I think he’s tired of hearing Flip diss him over KG all the time and blaming the loss on KG’s trash talk. Its quite the opposite of what this story says. Blatche said that he’s a man and doesnt fear any other basketball player so he’s going to go right back at them. This writer sounds like he just loves KG and let Flip’s comments boost his head into hearing something that he wanted to. Dray was just upset over the L and the late miss.

    However, I disagree with others on here about KG’s trash talk. Who cares really? If thats what he does then thats what he does. That doesnt change anything. As an opponent you just have to make him eat those words. Growing up there are guys who talk smack all day on the court. Just give it back to em and double it by skooling them at the same time

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Really lever…Pearl Jam reference?

  • Dtown

    This was hilarious.. those two were going at it the entire game. close match but good thing Hall of famer Ray saved us again

  • Fat Lever

    When it comes to music, I’m cross-genre. Only music though, ONLY MUSIC.

  • cramzy

    i honestly thought this article was gone be about Dray facetiously crying because one of his heroes is now a shell of himself and cant hit a field goal..ie when 50 cent cried because Fat Joe album flopped..no? just me?

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    Anybody else remember when Anthony Peeler UFC fore-armed KG in the throat?

  • http://Slamonline.com Mvp23100

    The youngster better get some poise crying you shouldnt allow anyone to get in your head like that

  • http://fjkld.com Jukai

    Spaceship Jay: Yeah, but that’s what KG wanted. KG’s not looking to get into a fight, he’s looking to get someone else to fight him so they get tech’d. Kobe does the same thing. It’s one of those things you either look as a wily veteran move, or a real p*ssy move.

  • Ree Roe

    @ Jukai, b**ch @ss KG is lookin to get his ass beat. His card has been pulled numerous times, most notably back in 2008 when ZaZa Pachulia was ready to beat his ass on the court here in ATL during the playoffs. On cue, KG acted like he was innocent, but anyone who’s watched him play knows he’s a true scumbag in every sense of the word. And he’s been yappin since he came in the league…it’s not a vet move to act like a b**ch

  • LA Huey

    Spaceship Jay: I do, vividly.

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    ree roo u a fool.. garnett da god is a scumbag? a clown and disgrace? wat u be smokin? all u people who say he yaps to much should quit bein a bball fan and watch more golf..

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    Dray Blatche can be an All-Star in this league..love dudes game!

  • Reemo

    Dre Blatceh will never be an All-Star. Never. And why is t being an ass when KG does it but GP was praised for it? Hmm….

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    Kg is kind of a b*tch but its all right. I’ve been known to draw a few techs sometimes too. More disapointing is the fact that no one caught my Ricky Gervais reference tough room.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    KG IS a punk a$$ biatch, he only talks trash to younger cats..he doesnt go at Shaq´s grill for example, im fu(king sick of of his frontrunning cadaver..YES, he WAS GREAT, but i would trade 7 todays KGs for one Blatche!

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    @remmo: why not? his almost as talented as Bosh, k, kind of a reach, but hes really really good!

  • The Philosopher

    In the League you have to be mentally tough. If you’re not, you will be exposed. I disagree with Flip. Do you want your soldier to get overwhelmed in battle? Were there any taunting techs called? But in Flip’s defense, he has a natural affinity for Garnett. But he should have gave it to Blatche in the locker room, not on the mic. Just my opinion.

  • Dfrance

    I love KG, been a big fan of his for years but his antics are starting to bother me. Yeah he’s being a jerk, but the thing that bothers me is that these antics are what he’s starting to be known for and not what a great player he was. He has NOT been like this his whole career contrary to what some say. He’s always been a bit of a jerk, but not this bad, and he used to have game to back it up. Now he just hobbles around the court being a jerk, its not the same.

  • The Philosopher

    Besides, Garnett has already stated that Flip doesn’t “have it” anymore. According to this season, Garnett has proved prophetic. It could be argued that Flip is trying to score some brownie points with Garnett. And he’s seemingly selling out Blatche in the process.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    co sign GameTime…. I cant believe all the KG hate.. dude has been a top 5 player in the L for the past 10 years… I have alot of respect for him. his game. and his work ethic.. even when he plays against my home team I find it hard to root against him..

  • letsmotor

    lmao at people who say KG didn’t back up his trash talk. obviously he had an absolutely terrible game offensively, but his team played swarming D in the final minutes and the Wizards looked scared and helpless as sh*t. the C’s won, and while it wasn’t overall a good game for them, KG’s D and hustle was a big part of why they won. i call that backing up your trash talk.

  • T-Money

    kg’s a frontrunner. punch him in the face and he’ll prolly breathe heavily in your face and wait for teammates to restrain him.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Blatche wasn’t “holding back tears” in the sense that he was scared. But he was probably super p!ssed off.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Blatche played the better game by far though, I’m not sure why KG was talking so much sh!t.


    To much crying in the NBA!!! Grow a set men!!! Damn I miss the 90′s players. Real men playing a real game!!! Dont give me a blog Slam cause 95% of these wanna be less than WNBA guys would hate me. I remember when the Knicks were a were a real NBA team and not a wanna be ABA team that is only good for the leagues best players to have showcase nights. When teams went hard and got in each others face after hard fouls and rallied for a win like the 90′s Bulls. When teams had enforcers that didnt alow players to have a Bron night without Bron or Kobe getting some eye stitches. when the top players played for the game and not a video game cover. Kevin made you cry? Boo hoo biatch!!! Man up and make him cry you punk!!! I dont care about your tears… You got any idea how much my season pass costs me to watch you play like your a baby? Blantche had a good game but come playoff time the only game he will be playin is Madden!!! GQ sillyionare poster boys.

  • http://wealwayswin.net Hersey

    It’s that time of year. Games starting to mean a little more, players get chippy. It seems Garnett is a jerk who insists his teams play cocky and with a sense of intimidation. This is not the first time we’ve heard a player say that it went too far and it got disrespectful. The C’s may need to perfect that tactic because this group may not win a playoff series.

  • Vegas

    Kevin Garnett is the one of the greatest players of the decade, so please, if he hurt your feelings or offeneded u, go cry to someonelse and post it on twitter, not slamonline

  • Logues

    god i love KG

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    @Jukai: Being a wily veteran is cool… but not at the expense of my jaw, ala’ Kobe/Childs KFC 2-piece, or Anthony Peeler’s “Yeah we were on the same team last month, but I always wanted to knock you out” elbow.

  • BostonBaller

    Those were funny…KG is basically the same now as he was in Minny. There is a lot of trash talking from a lot of players, even players who haven’t earned it. Vets normally talk more trash to youngsters b/c it’s easier to get into their heads not b/c they are afraid of other vets. G Payton used to do the same thing as did Bird and Barkley etc etc. This KG ventfest is almost as bad as calling Kidd a punk for a crafty vet move against ATL…fan IQ gets lower every day. Oh and before you chalk this up to me being a green lover (I am) I am a true fan of the sport and a fan of Kobe, LBJ, Wade, DFish, Ray A, Gortat, M Gasol, etc etc. i call it down the middle. If KG would have done what Barnes did to Kobe he would be called the biggest %$#!$%## of all times but Barnes is now a no nonsense Kobe defender…perception

  • Jay

    Oh wow people think KG is a “scumbag”?

    The greatest shit talker in the history of the NBA is Michael Jordan and he is the best. Maybe you need to see that it is part of the game. In fact it is part of most sports. Get real KG is great.

  • Ronald

    Trash talk is one thing. Being an ass to the point it gets unwatchable is another. What KG does is so irrittating that its hard to watch as a fan.

  • The Philosopher

    He used to punk Shareef Abdur – Raheem too.

  • JoeMaMa

    “Hey Gil, it’s me, Dray. Ummmm…do you still have that Starter’s pistol? Can you fill it with KG’s stat line and shoot it into his bad knee for me?”

    “Hey Cap’n Jack, it’s me, Gil. I’m getting alot of business right now, and seeing as how I’ve got some in Boston, I was thinking of scaring two Celtics with one nine. Are you still mad at Paul?”

  • http://hoopistani.blogspot.com Hoopistani

    KG is gangsta

  • therighttoremainsalient

    This really only became an issue because Flip, the coach of the TWolves still has man love for the OTHER teams PF, and that should not be…

  • therighttoremainsalient

    …that is to say, the “former” coach of the TWolves…

  • Lazarus

    blatche is an animal.

  • BostonBaller

    Hey Ronald, what did you think of Matt Barnes constantly getting nose to nose chest to chest with Kobe the other day? What about when he did the ball to the face thing and kobe didn’t flinch? Since you obviously don’t care for KG I bet if he did that to a player you would say he needed to fined and suspended or arrested. hahaha. I personally thought it was a bit much but overall didn’t have a problem with Barnes trying his best to intimidate Kobe. Hold on, what am I doing being kind to a Laker AND a Celtic? What am I a fan of the game and not a complete homer? try it

  • Ree Roe

    lol @ all these KG fanboys. Are yall seriously tellin me yall are cool with his classless & disgraceful on court bullshit? Clapping in Calderon’s face running down the court, gettin in Blatche’s face, the incident with ZaZa, the list goes on & on. How do yall defend this dude? Let AI or Artest pull a stunt like KG did to Andray & watch the hate, but KG can carry on however he wants and still get love? Huh? And dude has been behavin this way for years…he ain’t all of a sudden start actin out when he got to Boston.

  • Ree Roe

    I guess SLAM loves KG too b/c they’re not letting me post about that clown anymore.

  • BostonBaller

    you just did

  • Ree Roe

    Listen, KG is a bum. He’s a classless dude. I see you’re a Celtics fan BostonBaller & KG personifies your team: Classless, old & dirty. The player who used to be worthy of respect has mutated into a league wide canker sore. BTW, if KG did the BS he does now back in the 90s, he woulda got his face smashed in. Go Hawks

  • bud

    for this exact reason, when we play the trash talking OG’s at the local court i always tell the younger ones, “DON’T TALK TO ANY OF THEM!”

  • vtrobot

    KG, fade away. Ha ha. Ha ha hah. Classless. An insult to the game. Ha ha ha ha. PLEASE. He’s just so MEAN now. You think Bird, MJ, Wilt, Jerry West were all sweethearts? STFU! Not everyone is Nash or Grant Hill. KG’s gonna get beat down. Good, so someone step up and do it, or dunk on him like Bynum, or STFU, please. P.S. He’ll never be KG level, but I like Blatche’s game. Straight outta Henniger.

  • BostonBaller

    ree roe, I’m glad you picked up on the connection with my name and the team…If KG had pulled this in the 90′s? He has been doing this since the 90′s…The clapping in Calderon’s face was uncalled for and I DID say that at that time. We are older but dirty and classless? lol. stretch and exhale. I like AI & Artest’s game but to compare them to KG is a bit of a stretch. As far as I know KG hasn’t been kicked out of clubs, had numerous domestic disputes or gone into the stands brawling. Unfortunately trash talking is a bit part of the game and just like the Barnes kobe match up this weekend things get a bit heated. These are grown men and I’m sure 9 out of 10 times they are cool with each other after the game is over. I coach both girls and guys of all ages and non of my players talk trash b/c I never did as a player. they know that what they see on tv stays on tv. The guys are taught to open doors and speak politely and they can NOT wear their pants down around their butts or hoodies and hats on in doors. Classless…lol

  • vtrobot

    ree roe, “Let AI or Artest pull a stunt like KG did to Andray & watch the hate, but KG can carry on however he wants and still get love?” There seems to be quite a bit of KG hate on here (like always). I bet Jerry Sloan said some “classless” things when he played. Love that dude.

  • http://www.threadsandkicks.com.au Eduardo

    What’s wrong with Trash Talking. Bring it back. Hey Jordan, Miller, Barkley those were the days of entertainment.

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  • Ryan Seavey

    Jerry Sloan used to call his players the c-word while Coaching from the sidelines