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

by March 01, 2011
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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 — after the game — 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.'”