Kevin Garnett has been called a lot of things over the years. Competitor. Fierce. Bully. Champion. Regardless of your feeling on Garnett, there's one thing you can't deny - he's a true professional. Garnett addressed the recent retirement of ex-Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy, who was forced to retire early due to degenerative knees.
"I haven't really had a chance to address none of this," Garnett said. "But to Brandon Roy, thank you for your dedication to the league. I thought what he gave to the league, what he gave to the city of Portland and to the world, the world of basketball, was tremendous. To do that on one leg, to fight through and still be a force, is unbelievable."
Classy stuff, Kevin. Very classy stuff.
Roy was drafted No. 6 overall by the Trail Blazers in the 2006 NBA Draft. In 321 career games, Roy scored 6,107 points and had 1,374 rebounds, 1,374 assists and 332 steals. Roy, a three-time NBA All-Star, averaged 19 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists.