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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 4:20 pm  |  28 responses

Kevin Garnett Says Kris Humphries Has Always Been ‘Out of Control’


Shots fired! Or whatever it is the kids say these days when a personal attack occurs … Kevin Garnett chimed in on the “pushing war” between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets, calling out Kris Humphries for his supposed reputation as a fake tough guy. KG says Hump has been doing this sort of thing for quite some time now. From WEEI (via the Boston Globe): “When you watch film on the dude, he’s always extra,’ Garnett said of Humphries. ‘We watched him on film the last time we played him in Brooklyn and he kind of gave Paul a similar type of foul, two hands, had something on it. Dude’s always been known to be out of control. He’s always tried to play the tough guy or whatever role you want to do it. It was a little extra, but it comes with the territory and it comes with the game. … I guess they’re trying to hold up to the whole Brooklyn mentality.’ Garnett defended teammate Rajon Rondo, who could be facing a suspension after coming to Garnett’s defense. ‘Rajon doesn’t like anybody messing with teammates or messing with brothers or family,’ said Garnett. ‘It’s been how it is since I’ve been here. We have each other’s backs out there.’ [...] More concerning to Garnett is the way the Celtics have played. The veteran big man says his team has to stop worrying about fouls and play with more physicality, especially on the glass. Brooklyn’s 16 offensive rebounds were one reason Celtics coach Doc Rivers called his team ‘soft’ after the game. ‘There’s only one way to respond,’ said Garnett. ‘I would never think that I would be on a team that would be called soft. I’m not a hardcore guy. I’m not a gangster or thuggish or anything like that. But I am what you call firm. I do play with a physicality. I don’t really want to say that we’re soft, because there’s men in here. Where I’m from you don’t call another man soft. …Coach’s assessment, it is what it is. Whether you take it as criticism or he’s trying to make us better, it’s your call.’”

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  • roscoe
  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    blah blah blah

  • ThatRodgerRodger

    garnett of all people saying this…….

  • robb

    Stop flopping KG

  • robb

    Unbelievable isn’t it?

  • Chukaz

    Oh the irony. This is almost poetic. In reality KG’s just protecting his money. He was clearly fouled on the play, but he clearly exaggerated the contact. Humpries fouled him pretty softly if you ask me. KG felt the fine coming his way and he’s playing it in the media as if it had been a hard foul. This is not quite like Pierce pretending like his knee got shot in the 08 finals and coming back 30 seconds later, but KG exaggerated.

  • pposse

    any of you guys see the picture of the trip KG put on Humphries to make sure he fell down?? They have it up on yahoo

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/kris-humphries-tweets-post-fight-photo-cuts-asks-170025390–nba.html

  • goat

    garnett is confusing playing hard with playing cheap

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    First thing that came to my head as well…

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ
  • Vince

    Two hands across the face? KG, stop being a ballerina, Humphries wacked you in the mouth with the tip of his fingers. Doc said the Celtics were soft? They are, y’all are old whiny SOBs who think they’re entitled to every little thing, like ‘Sheed once said “Go out there and play hard god dammit”. KG is an absolute punk, a fake tough guy and a flopper, the sooner he retires the sooner I’ll be happy.

  • Says the crazy one..

  • bill

    Used to like this guy…now he’s just an old boxer with horseshoes in his gloves biting off ears.

  • brad 09′

    KG makes me sick as a fan. Shutup and do your part to accomplish something real. Calling out Kris Humphries LOL really dude.

  • hoop

    whatever, zaza deserves whatever he gets.

  • TMW

    dude needs to watch some hodgetwins on youtube

  • TR

    Why are the Celtics so soft man…baby thighs

  • rkirby

    LOL- Anthony Peeler

  • Lan

    Congrats Hump! You got under their skin. Btw, i need enlightenment- what is a Fake Tough Guy?

  • spit hot fiyah

    exactly, the dude that took a cheap shot at fransisco elson’s nuts. and who didn’t want it with anthony peeler.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    KG has been in this league long enough to know that that wasn’t much of a dirty play, i’m dissapointed in him

  • C’s

    Stfu to everyone talking sh.et about KG. He’s an accomplished player that’s been in the league for almost 20 yrs and he has more money than you’ll ever have in your life. You can hate all you want but he done care cuz he a multi-millionaire bitchez.. Go C’s!!

  • Anon

    The Celtics aren’t real. All this “we’re like brothers” talk was exposed as lies in the Ray Allen saga

  • http://twitter.com/ianskt13 ioannis michailidis

    Boston Celtics have a general bad behavior, not only their team but the fans as well (which to me are the worst in US sports). In this case, it all started when Rondo a guy who has bullied referees and other players in the past, pushed Humpries. To me he is lucky Humphries didn’t brake his neck.

  • Gmoney

    I love this! The ultimate fake gangsta talking smack about someone else!!! it takes one to know one…quick KG! hit me then run away…Mcdyess will remind you when you rabbited away from him…LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/rubthemtogether Mind Gangster

    “Where I’m from you don’t call another man soft…calling them a cancer patient, however, is fine”

  • tosin07192

    lol these comments here are simply hilarious. Typical NY fans y’all always think you are better than teams EVERYWHERE else is pathetic really. And that’s not even all, y’all have no appreciation whatsoever for any other team, regardless of how good that team is, y’all are mad ignorant. In addition, yes BK Nets and Knicks are extremely good in the start of the season but I bet you that towrads the stretch, other teams will overtake em. I mean, last season, y’all were mouthing off but BK Nets & Knicks last but their asses were wack (Knicks barely MANAGED to get the eight seed). So y’all can keep running your mouth about how pathetic Boston, OKC, Chicago, e.t.c are but you just watch, even if Knicks gets to the playoffs they wouldn’t make it too far and Boston will surpass em. Hopefully, that will shut y’all up….

  • alex

    Hopefully Kevin keeps that Brooklyn mentality now

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