Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 10:45 am  |  29 responses

Al Jefferson Won’t Let Kevin Garnett ‘Punk’ Him

Jefferson and Garnett got tangled up last night, leading to double techs. After the game, Big Al explained that he won’t allow KG to get in his head. From the Deseret News: “Jefferson went off on the Celtics with 28 points, a season-high 19 rebounds and two blocked shots. He also unloaded on Garnett β€” after the game β€” after the two were whistled for a double technical when they fought for position in the paint when the ball was 80 feet away. The incident occurred with 3:12 left in the game. Garnett’s constant trash talk isn’t what got under Jefferson’s skin. It was his physical play. ‘There’s a lot of things I can tolerate because I’ve been in this league long enough to know that he’s going to talk,’ Jefferson said of Garnett. ‘He likes to hear himself talk. If that’s what (excites him), congratulations on him, but he’s not going to touch me on the point like, ‘I’m going to punk you.’ No, he’s not going to do that to me. I’m a cool cat. I mean, I don’t bother nobody, but he’s not going to touch me and that’s the bottom line.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Stepfan

    Al must be refering to the Channing Frye nut tap incident.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    “And that’s the bottom line, because…Big….Al….Said So!!!”


    I think Al is right, KG picks on everyone. From pg to sg to even centers, KG likes to hear himself talk.

  • JTaylor21

    KG the Pedophiliac. “He’s climbing in your windows, he’s snatching your big men up tryna touch em, so y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your big men cuz he touching everybody out here.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Consequently, Big Al missed the free throw that would of brought the game within one so at the end of the end KG got the last laugh.

  • Riggs

    Funny thing about that free throw, guess who was talking ish the whole time?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    “but he’s not going to touch me”
    I guess people are more afraid of KG touching than his mouth these days.

  • http://Slamonline.com Kap


  • apache

    yeah and after the doubletech big al brought it to the post to try and take it to kg and he traveled


    KG’s mind tricks works on almost everyone.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    KG is the Emperor Palpatine of the NBA

  • Mike From Spain

    KG already punked Al Jefferson (sort of) when you look at the trade that landed him in the Celtics…

  • neaorin

    ‘You know you don’t want to touch it, Kev.’

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    If it’s that serious just swing on KG

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    ^im with you Kevin. Someone needs to deck him before he retires. ANTHONY PEELER WHERE ARE YOU?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    So is Big Al a punk too? I mean, since KG only picks on punks and Euros. Lol.

  • Bojangles

    I guess K.G wanted to see if Big Al is really actually big….

  • Bojangles

    I guess K.G wanted to see if Big Al is really actually big….

  • Vishal

    I like to touch. Juce bags. I like to touch vishal-Simon poul.

  • Vishal

    Alllen dont forget his dislike of ‘cancer patents’.

  • ab40

    so who got the W glad you didn’t get punked haha

  • the truth

    absolutely, i can see ben wallace doing it…at the palace lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Zog

    I miss rasheed

  • Dave

    JTaylor – Pedophiliac? I’m pretty sure there are no children in the NBA. Big Al is certainly no child.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    I tend to think that KG doesn’t talk to get into other people’s heads, but to get into his own. I mean, he talks to the basket stanchion, the ball, the towel, etc. you know?

  • buzzkut

    Gotta love SLAM commenters. KG article (doesn’t matter what it’s about) – ANTHONY PEELER HAHAHAHA LOLOLOLO

    At the end of the day, I don’t see Al Jefferson doing half of what Garnett does.

  • Heals

    BOS still loves ya Big Al, but you did travel the very next play. Outside of that great game for him…

  • pami

    He says he won’t let him get under his skin but it seemed like as soon as that incident that celtics just took over…another classic example of how great the celtics are and how stupid other teams are by falling for their trash talk…too bad kg won and caused al to be horrible down the stretch…understand basketball and what it takes…these guys r there every year and get no respect….stop calling such garbage….go celticssssssssssss

  • scoopfromthahoop

    kg is such a wannabe hard man. He’ll get his sooner rather than later