Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  13 responses

Kevin Garnett Says This Will Be His Last All-Star Game

With the strongest hint at possible retirement to date, Kevin Garnett told the press last night that he will play in the 15th and final All-Star Game of his NBA career this weekend in Houston. The 36-year old signed a three-year deal with the Boston Celtics last summer, but his future remains as murky as ever. Per the Boston Herald: “Garnett, realizing he had just set off an alarm, then turned cryptic. He has two years remaining on his contract. ‘This is definitely my last All-Star Game,’ he said. ‘Ya’ll don’t know what I know. I’m more than grateful, and I’m not going to act like I have more All-Star Games in me. I’ll enjoy this one with friends and family. That’s what I meant.’ Garnett added he simply plans to enjoy himself this weekend. ‘I’ll have no feelings whatsoever,’ he said when asked about Sunday. ‘I always enjoyed each All-Star Game. I’m not a guy who is going to show too much emotion at that time. The All-Star Game for me is more for friends and family. You always have that wild-assed uncle who shows his ass, you always have that friend you always have to pull to the side and have that little conversation (with). It’s a fun time.’ Garnett admitted to feeling the wear and tear on the inside this season. ‘The last four or five days have been exhausting,’ he said. ‘Mentally more than physical. The three overtimes against Denver was emotionally draining, the travel, having to come in here and prepare after losing to Charlotte, so yeah, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind.’”

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  • Mike Mihalow

    As long as the voting process is a popularity contest, it won’t be.

  • spit hot fiyah

    maybe he plans on striking and making a revolution against the voting system next year

  • Redd

    You realize he’s essentially announcing retirement..right?

  • KoloradoKobe

    …because he plans on punching Carmelo in the junk at this year’s game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    As long as he is part of the NBA’s “agenda” it won’t be lmao

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Most likely you are right one step closer to the end of the 90′s era very sad moment for the league when he goes.

  • house

    Agreed, guys a legend in my mind because his attitude and grit on and off the court. He will be missed.

  • Caboose

    What will this dude do after he’s gone? Coach? I can honestly see him doing what Hakeem does though: a specialist trainer for big guys who want to get better at defense.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    He said he’s gonna disappear and I believe him. He’ll only pop back up for HOF and jersey retirement type ceremonies

  • clydesays

    I think he walks away from the game after this season & spends time with his wife & kid. Dunno about coaching, but maybe….

  • KBM

    To watch KG coach a team would be worth the price of admission

  • Irishway’s

    I’m sure he’ll go out with a bang… Lay-out a Ref. or something

  • http://twitter.com/ec_lkhaa Will Lee

    i still remember he was the showboat in 1998 all star. young punking with kobe and making fun of Yao in 2002-03. Time flies, KG is a grown man