Do you ever wake up in the morning wondering if Kevin Garnett can shoot three-pointers? Me too.
Lucky for us, we’ve got the answer. From Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald:
“I can shoot 3’s,” Garnett said after hitting a bomb yesterday for the third straight game during the Celtics’ 98-80 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
“Don’t get used to it, ya’ll,” said Garnett. “Listen. I can shoot 3’s. I’m 50 and I’m out here with one leg and a cane, some nights are better than others. I’m human and I mess up, but I can shoot 3’s. I don’t (do) 3’s because we have one of the all-time greatest 3-point shooters in Ray Allen. We have Paul Pierce, who has won the 3-point contest. We have other guys who can shoot 3’s.
“It’s not my role here. My job is to get those guys open, and if it’s thrown to me, dunk it or pass it, cool. But I can shoot 3’s.
“When I walk around the streets, ya’ll stop acting like your shocked that I can shoot 3’s. In Boston, everybody in the world, everybody in Minnesota, LA, Concord, Lexington, Burlington, I can shoot 3’s. Let that go.
“Ya’ll are acting all shocked, like you haven’t seen a black guy hit a 3 before. What the hell is going on with ya’ll? Doc (Rivers) grabbed me today — shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot. I hit the 3 and looked at him like, ‘Huh? That’s what you want? I can shoot 3’s.’ Do not get all, ‘Scal shoot.’ No, I do not want that. Don’t do that to me. I am here to do other things — not shoot 3’s.”
Got it? Kevin Garnett can shoot threes in a lot of different situations and he wants everyone to know about it.
It’s a little confusing, so I drew up a chart to help you keep things straight.
Once you see it mapped out like this, it’s pretty easy to keep things straight. Basically, as long as you don’t call him Brian Scalabrine, Kevin Garnett can shoot threes. Glad that’s cleared up.