Kevin Garnett is a huge jerk who no one likes and no one outside of Boston wants to do well. He’s the meanest guy in the NBA and everyone is happy when struggles befall him. He needs to chill out and everyone knows it. These are commonly held beliefs, even if they might be a little overblown and we’re the ones that need to chill out.
But there’s one thing that’s for sure, he’s not faking it. Just ask Doc Rivers. From ESPN:
“I thought it was an act,” Rivers admitted. “I’m thinking, ‘No way.’ But then he came here and I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, this is for real.’ And the first thing I thought was, ‘This is going to be great for our basketball team.’”
Yep, seems real. A little too real, actually. “No one man should have all that intensity.” — Wanye Kest
But really, this isn’t that surprising. Of course, Kevin Garnett is the most intense man in the world — new Dos Equis campaign, if they want to pay for the idea — it’s what makes him so good at defense, which in turn makes him really good at basketball, which in turn makes the Celtics a championship contender. It’s a dominoes thing, and Kevin Garnett’s intensity is the nerdy guy who really wants to be on “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
Besides, this is good news. Imagine how scary Kevin Garnett would be if all that stuff was acting.