Kevin Garnett, George Karl Discuss Cancer Comments

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

Remember that whole cancer/trash-talk fiasco from a little while back? Of course you do.

George Karl, himself a cancer survivor, was less than impressed with Kevin Garnett when that whole thing took place. Last night, after the Celtics beat Denver, KG sought out the coach in an attempt to clear the air.

Both men came away with renewed respect for one another.

and the AP report:

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, who was criticized last month for trash-talking that was seen as mocking cancer patients, spoke to Nuggets coach and cancer survivor George Karl after Wednesday night’s game to explain the comments. “I went up to him as a man, and what I said is that I had nothing personal toward him nor any other cancer patient that was out there struggling, dealing with life situations,” Garnett said. “I wanted to say that to him, man-to-man.”

The exchange was brief and Celtics coach Doc Rivers joined the duo. “He just came over and we talked, man to man, I appreciated that,” Karl said. “I thought it was a classy gesture.”

There. Happy now?

It’s unlikely, but hopefully, this is the last time this topic will ever be discussed.