Raptors’ Jamaal Magloire on Kevin Garnett: ‘He’s a Talker Who Can’t Back it Up’

by April 24, 2014

Nets forward Kevin Garnett responded to Raptors GM Masai Ujiri’s insult with a message about the potential dangers of venturing into Brooklyn during a heated Playoff series. According to Jamaal Magloire (Toronto’s enforcer in a suit on the sidelines), KG is all talk. Per the Globe and Mail:

Does crowd hostility bother you?

“I’m sure their fans … will be happy to cheer for them,” Kyle Lowry said.

Does that Garnett line bother you?

“Not at all. I love KG,” Greivis Vasquez said. “I grew up watching this guy. I had a poster of him when I was younger, back home. When he was in Minnesota. Wearing 21.”

No, the most mercurial presence on the team is Toronto-born team consultant and aide-du-camp Jamaal Magloire. The former All-Star sits behind the bench during games. Based on observation, his primary job is berating the opposition.

Do Garnett’s comments bother you?

“Hell, nah,” Magloire drawled. “He’s a talker who can’t back it up.”

After dropping the mic, he swiveled away. Then he turned back and waved a finger the size of a jumbo hot dog.

“And you can print that.”

Jamaal Magloire. Canada’s hype man.

“It’s going to be a new frontier,” coach Dwane Casey said of the anticipated atmosphere in Brooklyn.