Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  73 responses

Alvin Gentry Has Lost Respect for Kevin Garnett

KG’s latest antics did not sit well with Alvin Gentry. Think he’s mad? Imagine how Channing Frye feels. From 620 KTAR (via Arizona Sports): “I used to be a big fan of [Kevin Garnett],” [Gentry] said. ‘Some of the antics he’s pulled lately, you don’t need to do that as a star player. I’ve never seen Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or even a Dwyane Wade do that.’ The coach was upset because Garnett not only hit Channing Frye in the groin late in the Suns 88-71 victory over the Celtics but also because the forward placed his foot where Frye could land on it after shooting. Gentry viewed the tactics as reckless play that could cause injury to a fellow player. ‘You can compete and play hard, that doesn’t need to be a part of it. It really doesn’t,’ he said. ‘To do that to someone you can seriously hurt him,’ he said. ‘You know the fact that all of a sudden Channing comes down on his foot twice on jump shots that’s a very dangerous play. If you’re asking me, yeah, I lost a little respect for him. I love his competitive nature but there is no place for what he was doing in our game.’”

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    It’s hard for me to care who you respect Alvin Gentry.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    honestly, that sacktap looked pretty accidental. but that foot things, who knows, seems like something KG would do.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @Allenp LMAOOOOOOO

  • http://bulls.com airs


  • Stepfan

    It’s funny cause Garnett doesn’t give a sh!t.(Kobe Bryant voice.) And Fyre was faking cause he got right back up and tried to be tough and get in Garnett’s face after the “low blow.”

  • beanzz

    KG is a punk!! He changed completely after he was on a winning team! He is always doing this!!!

  • http://approaching-perfection.com loso

    the league was way tougher when kg was coming up by way of minnesota, they just didn’t catch everything on camera.

  • RunNGun

    Kevin Garnett is bush league.

  • Red Star

    KG is one of the dirtiest players in the league, I’m not surprised!

  • tRay

    Kinda funny how you get hit in the groin yet you get up faster than a speeding bullet lol and Kobe did do sh*t like that like when he was flopping his arms after a shot and gave Ginobli that black eye.

  • Jer dawg

    I hate Boston and i hate everyone one of them. But that’s how he maintains his edge on the team. So, ef him and whatever.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    I lost respect for Garnett when the Bulls and Celtics had that first round playoff series in ’09…and Garnett didn’t even play in that series!

  • http://kobebeefnba.com LDR4

    When you call someone a cancer patient and then you punch a player in the crotch (those are just some of the things Garnett has pulled this season) then it is completely understandable that you lose the respect of your peers. KG needs to stop acting like DMX Lite and just play the game.

  • brendan

    Seriously.. i used to respect the sh*t out of him… i dont know why he is such an ass now.. even if both of things arent true, which i think they probably are, he has done plenty of other disgraceful things, like his actions and constant x rated mouth from the bench in the Bulls series

  • C Billz

    allenp is a cracker..smh

  • 1982

    Just personally, I don’t really consider Alvin Gentry one of KG’s peers.

  • tRay

    LOL he was prowling the sideline like a raged caged silver back gorilla

  • barnabusb

    Talk means nothing. KG will kepp being a punk until someone stands up to him.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    oh the sack tap was on purpose. If you played basketball in your life you know damn well he did that on purpose

  • paul

    Nice. Keep right on demonizing Garnett. Good job.

  • Drew

    KG seriously has turned into the leagues biggest douche bag since being traded to Boston. I don’t see Ray Allen or Pierce all of a sudden turning into douches.

  • toinefan88

    The bangkok is funny. But the sticking out ur foot thing is awful. I want to see a video of this if it is really true or not. I am the biggest Celtics fan but even I would lose respect if he did that.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Way to learn something we all learned two years ago, Gentry.
    KG Backed down like a wimp when Frye got up. He can stare down and approach Peitrus, but Frye is KG’s size, he had to have Nate and Perkins run and back him up (and word to my boy Gortat for manhandling both those dudes)

  • mp7three

    Yes, KG is a douche bag but antics did help Boston develop a winning attitude. So having an a-hole gets a pass when the team is dominating. And until someone pulls at Anthony Peeler and knocks KG around, he will keep being a bully*.

    *(bully to small Euro’s or nice players. Never pulls that sh!t with players he’s afraid of)

  • Max

    KG is a hit and run gangster. Hit the smaller player, then run back to Glen for protection. Tim Duncan > This Pile, any day of the week…

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Juks, I got a lot of love for you, but I don’t think Gortat handled Perk lol.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    for any who’s watched KG attentively in his ‘Sota years, was he like this? or did he just go to the deep end when he became a celtic?

  • SK6

    KG is like the old guy at the YMCA; 10 years ago he was the best player now he can’t keep up so he plays dirty and makes crazy faces. The problem is when someone finally does something back to him and puts him on the shelf the league and the media will make it seem like he is the victim because he is big named guy in the league. What goes around comes around and when he lands on someones foot and blows out his knee or ankle I hope he gets up with the stupid stare of his and pats the guy on the back and tells him good job.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Allball: Nate shoved Gortat and Perkins when to strongarm Gortat and Gortat moved right past Perk to get to that little green dipsh*t.
    So yeah, I am biased.

  • vtrobot

    i remember when KG was so nice and wholesome in minny. nobody ever even heard him swear once. he went to church every week. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. i love all the debates on these boards about who the fake tough guys are, who the REAL tough guys are (like any of you know), etc. FYI, frye “backed down” from that fight too. the only people in the L who aren’t “backing down” from the confrontations are the ones who actually throw a punch at the other guy. you don’t see ray acting like a d-bag because he isn’t one.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    So… Which Williams won?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Clearly y’all don’t remember when KG mushed Tim Duncan in the face in Minnesota.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    actually, he slapped him in the back of the head, after woofing in his ear.
    I also think he mushed him, but I haven’t found that one yet. search you tube for “Kevin Garnett slaps Tim Duncan.”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Sergio

    KG is a b!tch

  • tRay

    Half of y’all on here wouldn’t hit anybody either so stfu and he didn’t even back down from Frye he went head up with him until Gortat seperated them

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Sure, KG is a jerk. Celtics in 2011 anyway!

  • MusketeerX

    KG is a douche (like most of the Celtics). He told a ball boy at the Lakers games that the kid had a better chance of catching Osama Bin Laden than getting his autograph.

    Just mean. Is that really how you want to remember your career KG…

  • dubb100

    Garnett is a pu$$y. You don’t see him pulling that shtt with AMARE

  • Kevin

    Gotta love KG. He’s my hero…

  • http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/ Anthony

    Allenp i remember that, Tim answered back and both got double T after that. It’s stucked in my memory because it was the first time i saw Tim responding back that way.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    I think it’s hard for Garnett to care about who Gentry respects, too.

  • tommy

    bla bla bla no one cares if gentry does not respect kg. i hate how people are jumping on that “KG is dirty” – bandwagon. just respect this man for giving everything and i mean totallly everything for his team to get the W!

  • riggs

    dubb100 you must be an idiot or have short memory because he has messed with amare.

  • Heals

    Yeah I thought the “cup check” was accidental too; looked like the feet under his landing should’ve been their main gripe…

  • logues

    co-sign stepfan. i cant believe noone else has bothered to mention that channing frye was completely acting… he fakes like hes hurt so bad that he acutally falls to the groud, then all the sudden hes not hurt anymore and gets up. the WWE should recruit channing frye, hes got perfect acting for it

  • logues

    also, i could be wrong and biased, but i think kg was trying to go for his stomach area, but went too low, cause ive seen guys do that alot before when guys shoot they kinda give em a little touch/push to the stomach. still a dirty play kg, but frye way overreacted

  • JL

    too bad but jerks win all the time. KG’s been dirty since he was in minny. just no one saw him back then. it’s all part of the game. i don’t like his moving picks tho. good thing the league cracks down on that sometimes.

  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick NotebookNick

    Is KG taking Bruce Bowen’s place as dirtiest in the league? There could easily be a case made.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    kevin garnett is g@y” elson

  • MikeC.

    The “sac-tap” is something I’ve seen many times in the past. It usually ends up being a “stomach-tap”. The foot under the shooter looked more like a lazy boxout to me. I watched it in slo-mo a few times. When the shot went up, KG turned, did the “sac-tap” and a halfass boxout and Frye came down on his foot. It happens a lot when guys close out jump shooters. For those who say KG turned into an a-hole when he got traded to Boston, he was like that in Minnesota too. He was just never on TV because the Wolves weren’t contenders and he didn’t have a high-profile teammate to help him draw TV ratings. Exposure is why people think he’s an a-hole now. He’s always been an a-hole. The kind of a-hole that gets multiple ASG selections, MVP, DPOY at least 1 championship and future HOF.

  • Klemperer

    Gentry actually being misquoted. Missing from the transcript is: “…Okay? …Okay? …Okay? …Okay? …Okay? …Okay?”

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    KG is a fruit. What else is new?

  • Mario

    I totally feeling like I am losing the respect as a fan of KG because of his antics. From calling Charlie Villanueva a cancer patient; the senseless mind game on Andrew Bogut trying to get him ejected or fight him; the bag tag and attempted ankle sprain on Channing Frye; and now he tries to fight J.J. Barea? It makes me wonder why Eddie House gets fined for the gesture he pulled that week on the shot he made, but KG didn’t get nothing? I would like for both Derek Fisher the president of the NBPA and David Stern the commissioner of the NBA explain that. It’s sad that he shows his ignorance where he said the reason he got ejected because he ran his mouth despite the whole Channing Frye situation.

  • the truth

    there’s a big difference from being tough and being dirty.

  • Mike From Spain

    Putting the foot under the landing player is just… pathetic, I hope they suspend him for deliberately trying to injure other players. KG is a pile of sh*t

  • Jelte

    last night KG again behaved like a fool. I’m done with this lunatic.

  • Justin

    I was thinking the same thing NotebookNick. Obviously this idiot has been watching tapes of Bruce Bowen’s supposed defense. How many times did we watch him stick his foot under jump shooters as well. It’s pathetic and has no place in the game. @logues…If Channing Frye should go to WWE for his acting then Paul Pierce should win an Oscar

  • coggie13

    enough said. dudes all talk.

  • BostonBaller

    True fans watch the game with little bias and don’t “mold & create” things to fit their “hatred” of a player and or team. I don’t like the Lakers (Rivals) but I don’t over exaggerate their play or players to make my point. Someone above mentioned that he watched the plays over in slow-mo and the foot thing could have been a lazy block out. (could have been but haters will jump on anything w/out hesitation or backup) the growing shot-someone mentioned that if you ever played the game…blah blah blah. If you ever REALLY played then you’d know that yes players jab at the stomach to make players flinch on shots and sometimes catch the sack..I’m not defending just giving 2 sides..watch them both again slowly w/out jaded eyes. I love my C’s but wrong is wrong.

  • Mike From Spain

    I don’t care much about the jab, but the foot under the landing player… the article said KG did it twice in the same game. Once is fine, an accident, twice… uhmmm…

  • thegfunk

    They all aint got jack on KG’s legacy

  • spursnation

    what else would you expect from some hood trash? tim duncan is ten times the man and player this garbage is. TD has spectacular character and ten times the resume that kg is. he thinks hes all that cuz he`s on a good team after a century of futility

  • vtrobot

    how many times has KG put his foot under a jump shooter? that’s the 1st one that i can recall. no one on here knows if it was intentional. once he starts doing it as often as bruce did, feel free to pass on the dirty crown to him. as soon as he pushed berrea last night, i was just imagining the rage of many on these boards. i’m surprised he didn’t get tossed when he pushed the refs hand off of him. KG goes a little further now than he once did and seems to lose his cool a lot of the time. hope it doesn’t bite the C’s in the a$$ during an important, late season game. shout out to BostonBaller. peace.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    KG has intensity on the court, which I feel alot of NBA players play with, but KG took it to far with Channing. Channing should have tried to knock him out. I really wonder what Doc Rivers thinks about this, because the video proves it all. KG to me reminds me of a WWE wrestler that comes in the arena, then changes his ego to the fans to show he is tough and hard. I used to be a fan of Minnesota KG, but Boston KG has obviously had to much spiked tea.

  • MK

    This is basketball.. Not tennis or golf or some other activity. Who cares! Let the man play how he wants, its entertaining to everyone anyway, or else you wouldn’t be commenting. He has more heart and intensity than most players in the league. At the end of thr day the league is getting soft and boring as the years go on. What happened to letting players play. I remember when bruce bowen use to pull that type of play all thime (foot under the defender), you hated him when he wasn’t on your team but he added to the intensity of watching the game. Again this is ball, get over it!

  • the Dude

    IF hurting Frye was KG’s intention, Frye would not get up.

    There is nobody in the L right now that plays D like Garnett. He takes that ish to heart. There’s no way anything like this will happen again whre KG is involved.

    The Celtics domination would be kind of boring without Kevin’s antics.

  • BostonBaller

    WZUP VROBOT, This stuff gets heated on here. I’m waiting for a virtual beer bottle to come through my screen. lol.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    KG has been a crazed cussing, head banging lunatic since Minny, this is not “new because he’s on a winning team.” KG doesn’t back down from anybody, you haters just see what you want to see. Him and Amare alwasy get into something when they play. Allenp mentioned the Duncan mush, just the other day on Conan, Kobe said him and KG talk smack all the time, he gave Dwight Howard about 6 forearm shivers in the playoffs last year. At the same time, he’s not going to be out there punching people in the face. He’s not an idiot, he’s not going to risk suspensions swinging on dudes on the court. You never hear the top players talk junk about him, they always say they respect him. its the marginal scrubs that always have something to say.

  • Gman

    KG!! gotta love it. Dirty play tho.

  • http://thegrandcompanion@gmail.com the truth

    thats what u do to shooters. tap the stomach or pretend to go for the nuts. anyone that plays ball know this.

  • http://email Connie

    KG is a jerk, foul-mouthed idiot and a poor sport. It’s about time someone called him out.

  • http://aol.com celtics101

    It may have been bad, but i still (unlike alvin gentry) have respect for KG.
    just like Allenp said, it is hard for me to care about who or what alvin gentry cares. I like the suns, but the celts are infinity times better on paper an prove that on the court. (when they used to have amare) The suns only revolved around 2 people, Nash and stoudemire.

  • jwill22

    KG is a girl