Would you be surprised to learn that Kevin Garnett declared that he was in a very dark place all summer in the aftermath of the Boston Celtics losing Game 7 of last year’s NBA Finals? I doubt it. Garnett is that intense and passionate. Despite having all the money in the world and a championship on his resume, Garnett admitted on WEEI on Monday that he struggled getting over the excruciatingly heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the final moments of the seventh and final game. He also states that he’d probably think he was an ‘asshole’ if he played against himself. Comical and candid stuff from The Big Ticket.
On the off-season after losing Game 7 of the NBA Finals:
“Very dark, to be honest, dark. ‘Just leave me alone, let me be my myself. I don’t want to deal with anything right now. Let me just be in a dark place.’ Just the way I replay the game over and over in my mind, trying to get a resolution to some type of place to where you can settle with it. I never found it, but that’s what it is. I say it’s fuel to the fire. [Expletive? (Bleeped completely out] .“
On if he would like him if he were on the other team?
“I’d think I was an asshole, because I’m misunderstood. I’m serious. I’m not out on the court making friends. I’m not out there patting guys on the back. I’m trying to bust yo’ ass, period, point blank. When I hit the floor, I’m a certain kind of way, and I never have any excuses for that.”
You can listen to the full audio file from WEEI here.