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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  14 responses

Sixers Counting on Fans’ Anger Towards Kevin Garnett


After Kevin Garnett called Sixers fans “fair-weather”, it was fairly predictable that his quote would become a major plot line heading into tonight’s Game 6, and the Sixers players (who face elimination) are hoping their supporters can be venemous enough to throw KG and the Celtics off their game. From Philly.com: “We’ll see the fans tomorrow,’ Elton Brand said after Tuesday’s light practice. ‘We appreciate our fans. We know we have their support and they’ve got our backs. I’m sure they’re going to show him how fair-weather they are tomorrow.’ Following the Celtics’ 101-85 victory in Game 5 on Monday night in Boston, Garnett said Philadelphia fans weren’t as loyal as Boston fans. He described Philly-area fans as ‘fair-weather,’ a different kind of four-letter f-word, but one just as caustic. [...] ‘He’s been in this league many years, he’s a [nine-time] All-NBA player, Hall of Fame guy,’ Andre Iguodala said. ‘He’s seen it all and been coached by great coaches and been around great players. All of that stuff plays a factor in his preparation for the game. We just can’t let it affect us.’ Iguodala acknowledged that the Boston crowd did play a factor in the Sixers’ lackluster second half on Monday when Boston outscored the Sixers, 54-35, and grabbed a 3-2 series lead. Game 6 is at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center. ‘Our offense kind of got stagnant,’ Iguodala said. ‘We didn’t do as good a job as we could have working together. Their crowd gets into it. They’re loud and we can’t relay the plays back and forth to each other.”

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  • Bravo

    Lol sure

  • Heals

    C’mon Philly, pack your house early and don’t stop cheering tonight. With no WestConference games left we need some rawkus (the rusty razor blade type) from whatever Eastern games we have left…

  • Riggs

    lol boos fuel kevin garnett.

  • Jobert

    So many bandwagon celtics fans. Sixers fans far better.

  • Fat Lever

    Riggs is right. KG isn’t some newbie. Booing isn’t going to affect him. The only hope is replacing the padding underneath the basket to steel, so that when he headbutts the basket before tip off, he knocks himself out.

  • SixURRRS

    Iverson has apparently been flown in by Sixers Ownership to appear at this game (probably for the player intros). Too bad he can’t suit up. LOL

  • http://wikipedia.org Eddie1

    If KG right half the fans in that joke of an arena will be ridin wit tha C’s.

  • LA Huey

    Probably best to just cheer like crazy for the Sixers and not boo KG. That man doesn’t need any more “gas”

  • Ismael

    BUT THEY REALLY ARE “FAIR-WEATHER” FANS.

  • KrispyKreme

    I predict: a final buzzer sounds, and a lot of…silence.

  • smoove

    its not like KG was lying

  • ClydeSays

    KG knew what he was doing. He wants the hate. After this came out, I heard a Philly radio host say “Well, he’s right. Before this season, there weren’t alot of people at regular season games…”

  • http://bebe310.blogspot.com/ anonymous

    @sixurrrs yeh. too bad

  • http://slamonline.com 19821982

    Sixers counting on fans, but apparently not on the team’s own ability to just play some ball. AI needs to come in a home Jersey – that’d be sick.

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