The Reports of Kevin Garnett’s Demise Have Been Greatly Underrated

March 3rd, 2010 by Chad Ridgeway Leave a reply »
I fulfilled a lifelong dream last night.

I sat courtside at an NBA game.

I'm from Los Angeles where courtside seats run for thousands of dollars. But I moved to Michigan a year ago where the bad team plus the bad economy added up the perfect equation for me to snag those same seats at a deeply discounted price.

For three hours I watched the Celtics squeak out a close win over the Pistons from ten feet away. Being so close a few things stood out to me, like how much referees fondle the players butts while they discuss calls, and if Jonas Jerebko shaves his armpits or if Swedes are just naturally hairless.

But the sticking point of the evening, and I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it myself, was that Kevin Garnett is the walking dead. He is not just playing on one leg, he's living on one leg

Every shot, every step, every jump, every time he stands up, he is doing it on his one good leg.

As a Lakers fan I was there to boo the Celtics. As an NBA fan I was saddened to see one of the league's icons over the last decade stumble around the court, haggard and worn down.

Kevin Garnett was a pioneer and ...

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