Garnett Answers Hawks Owner on, Off Court

Garnett Answers Hawks Owner on, Off Court

After a performance that evoked flashes from a previous decade — century even — Kevin Garnett introduced the possibility this may be his last NBA rodeo.

But first he wanted to offer a verbal counterpunch to Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr., who had tugged on the Big Ticket’s cape.

“They are old,” Gearon said at a luncheon. “I know what happens when you play basketball, old guys foul. Garnett is the dirtiest guy in the league.”

So when KG was asked about the 28-point, 14-rebound, five-block tour de force in last evening’s 83-80 Celtics [team stats] elimination of Atlanta, he took a detour.

“First off I want to say thank you to their owner for giving me some extra gas tonight,” Garnett said. “My only advice to him is next time he opens his mouth actually know what he’s talking about — X’s and O’s versus his checkbook and the bottom line.”

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