Kevin Garnett Says Philadelphia Has ‘Fair-Weather Fans’

by May 22, 2012

Kevin Garnett is already an unpopular figure in Philly, and after his comments following the Celtics’ Game 5 win over the Sixers, KG can expect to receive a less than welcoming reception from the fans in the City of Brotherly Love for Game 6. Per the Boston Herald: “What started as an ode from Kevin Garnett to the Garden fans ended as another reason for 76ers fans to hate the Celtics center. After praising his own crowd following the Celtics’ 101-85 Game 5 win last night over Philadelphia, Garnett, asked to compare the two groups said, ‘Not even close. You got fans (in Boston) and then you got fair-weather fans (in Philly). Take it how you want.’ Come the start of Game 6 tomorrow night in the Wells Fargo Center, Garnett will find out exactly how it was taken. He was even more expressive on the subject of his home crowd, which came alive during the team’s third-quarter comeback for a 3-2 series lead. ‘This crowd sparks you,’ said Garnett. ‘It doesn’t take much here. Speaking about this crowd, it’s like plugging in. You’re enthused from 48 minutes on from the tip. I can’t see the difference from minute-to-minute. I feel like every minute I look up I see my family, I see people yelling, I see the drunk fat guy. I can’t decipher one from the other. This crowd is ridiculous. I love it.’ Garnett, asked for a comparison, was at his metaphorical best. ‘It’s like taking a cold shower and stepping into a freezer that’s 60-below,’ he said. ‘I wouldn’t recommend it, but if you want the feeling, try it out, come back and let me know.'”