Kevin Garnett Still Mad About Losing in the 2010 NBA Finals

In an epic, seven-game battle with the Boston Celtics, the Los Angeles Lakers roared back from a 3-2 hole in the 2010 NBA Finals to win the whole thing.

Six years later, and Kevin Garnett still hasn’t gotten over the heartbreak of that championship loss—and likely never will.

KG won’t stop yapping about it according to Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Gorgui Dieng.

Per the Boston Globe:

“He always talks about the [2010] Finals they lost,” Dieng said. “I think he can’t swallow that pill. He always talks about it. You can see how angry he is when he talks about that Finals.”


In 2010, the Celtics took a 3-2 series lead over the Lakers before dropping the final two games in Los Angeles. Dieng said it is clear how that series still grates at Garnett.


“They were great and they were going to win it,” Dieng said, “and he still doesn’t understand why they lost.”