|Kevin Garnett Explains His Motivation After Game 5|
Following the Boston Celtics impressive road win against the Miami Heat in yesterday's Game 5, Kevin Garnett was asked to explain what drives him in his 17th season in the NBA. Garnett's answer was typical KG.
“Competition. The naysayers; the owners who talk too much. The people who don’t think a 36-year old, 35-year old can do what I do. I take a lot of pride in my craft, I work really hard on my craft every day. I’m a true professional," Garnett explained to ESPN reporter Doris Burke.
Garnett even took the opportunity to take a jab at Atlanta Hawks ownership who had criticised the veteran power forward during the season, claiming he was a 'dirty player.' Garnett called out Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr back in May for his comments and obviously couldn't resist another crack.
Garnett is averaging 19.8 points and 10.8 rebounds in the playoffs. Teammate Paul Pierce says that's a reflection of Garnett's health.
"You're finally seeing a healthy Kevin," said Paul Pierce. "He hasn't been healthy the last couple of years. When you have a surgery of that magnitude, it's tough on a big man, It looks like he has healthy legs. He's playing long minutes. He's giving everything he can."
|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:49 )|