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Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 9:30 am  |  21 responses

Atlanta Hawks Co-Owner: ‘Kevin Garnett is the Dirtiest Guy in the League’


The Atlanta Hawks seem to be overly concerned with what they consider dirty play from Kevin Garnett. Ivan Johnson has already piped up about it, and now so has Michael Gearon Jr., one of the Hawks’ co-owners. Per the AJC: “On media coverage of Hawks’ playoff series against the Celtics: ‘Did you see what Al Horford did last night? The timeline for recovery for his injury is another three months. He’s not even supposed to be playing and Josh [Smith] should not be playing. Zaza [Pachulia] can’t stand up, but if we can get past this round there is a chance that we can get him back. So this is a team that is overcoming adversity. I wish … some of the national media or even some of the local media, more the paper than the TV guys, recognize how hard these guys are playing based on how injured they are. On top of all that, we don’t get any calls, which I know everybody always hears. But I’ll give you a stat. Last night, we are playing this old physical team. They are old. I know what happens when you play basketball, old guys foul. [Kevin] Garnett is the dirtiest guy in the league. We are playing Boston last night and they had two fouls the whole first half. We had five times that and we’re athletic.’”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Honey Badger don’t give a fu*k.

  • Justin G.

    This isn’t news. Everyone knows this

  • RIGGS

    wow for a co-owner, this guy’s a dumb*ss.

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

    Bruce Bowen is rolling over in his grave right now. As a KG stan, I resent all this “dirty player” talk. And I hate when a team that settles for mid range jumpers on 75% of their possesions complains about not getting foul calls. The Knicks fans do the same thing. Attack the basket every now and then and maybe you’ll get a few more foul calls.

  • Heals

    “We don’t get any calls,” and KG’s the dirtiest player in the game. Damn Myung is a nice guy, but shht like this makes Atl hard to tolerate. Dude you haven’t said a thing all year and speak up now, only to complain and lament. WEAK, thankfully he isn’t now, and never will be part of Boston’s front office. Championship franchises don’t play silly media games when they don’t have a leg to stand on…

  • call me li

    I’ve always said KG is the one of the dirtiest players (and he also got away with the most travels, secondary to great footwork, in Minnesota)but that is why he was a defensive champ. Now that he’s old though he’s kept his “dirty” ways and has lot the quickness. Refs let it go cuz he is a vet though, but this Gearon Jr. cat is just speaking truth

  • call me li

    *lost

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance

    @Call me li What exactly is KG doing out there that you would classify as “dirty”? Or, what is your definition of a dirty play? I’m a KG fan so maybe my bias doesn’t allow me to see it. The ONLY thing I’ve seen him do consistently that may be outside of the rules is move a little on his screens, but that’s hardly a dirty play IMO.

  • bike

    He can’t figure out how a 36-year old guy built like a pretzel beats up his ‘athletic’ young team so it has to be somehow dirty. What a pathetic whiner.

  • abaci

    Co-owner needs to keep his mouth shut.

  • http://youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    As a Hawks fan who has no love for KG I can assure you Gearon is much more incompetent than KG is dirty.

  • toinefan88

    Doesn’t look good for the hocks.

  • Grimey

    KG elbowing dwight howard ?

  • http://www.crappyrappers.com Simon Caine

    Setting a moving pick with your knees and elbows out every play is pretty dirty. He has passed the skill on to Kendrick Perkins, which Kevin Durant is very thankful.

  • Scaltastic

    It´s funny that he makes that statement now because I haven´t seen one dirty play by KG in this series. Haters gonna hate but he can´t deny that he would love to have KG on his team.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Well KG should take a shower then.

  • robbievanpersie

    ugh,i think he should take a look on those beardies flopper game who got b4nged by grizzlies last nite lol

  • ernieD

    Hawks are going to the showers for good tonight, methinks.

  • MIGZ

    LOL KG is old School and you have to do whatever it takes to win in this league its the NBA not pre-school

  • haa

    I definitely laughed out loud at nbk’s comment.
    After thinking about it for a few seconds, can’t lie about that.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    If the league keeps progressing towards whininess at this rate, soon Melo will be complaining that he can’t take 4 steps, LeBron that there’s someone guarding him in the 4th, Dwight that the free throw line is too far away, and Lamar Odom that he has to PLAY for his money.

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