There are a lot of KG stories like this, but they never get old.
Ray Allen’s tell-all book is coming out and this particular nugget was interesting to me.
When Joakim Noah once congratulated Garnett on a step-back jumper and asked if he could teach him the shot — an exchange Allen said was common between players in the NBA — Garnett responded, “Get off my dick.”
“If you’re on his team, he will die for you,” Allen wrote. “If you’re not, he won’t give you the time of day.”
Allen also appreciated Garnett’s everlasting tenacity — an intangible trait that he felt didn’t necessarily light up the stat sheet.
“He never took a game off. A possession off,” he wrote. “I can’t say that of anyone else I played with, and I played with some of the best.