KG wishes the Boston Celtics had pushed their All-Star point guard to play through the pain.
— Boston.com Celtics News (@BDCCeltics) April 10, 2018
Garnett says things might have turned out differently for Kyrie if he was hooping back in his day.
Per the Boston Globe:
“Are you shocked by the Kyrie decision for surgery?’’ [Garnett] asked, referencing Celtics guard Kyrie Irving’s recent season-ending surgery on his knee.
I told him I was not surprised, given that Irving was clearly playing through pain and there seemed to be some mystery about the whole situation.
“I was shocked. I was totally not ready for that one,’’ said Garnett, who battled knee injuries during his time with the Celtics.
“I wish they’d pushed the onus [on him] to play a little bit, but everyone is a lot more into wellness and their body these days. In a different era, maybe you were looked at a little differently [if you couldn’t play through an injury].’’