Kevin Garnett is the kind of dude to lean over the casket of a former teammate at his funeral and say “I won the game of life, bitch” before flooding the casket with nine gallons of unwarranted perspiration.
While Garnett is desecrating the man’s lifeless body, Kyrie Irving would likely be sitting in a confessional lighting incense, softly listening to Enya and reminding himself that life is more important than a silly game that pays the salary equal to the GDP of a small country.
If there’s one fanbase that prefers the former mindset, it’s Boston. It’s why Kendrick Perkins will always be beloved in the city and why babies are being named after Marcus Smart.
Garnett was in New York on Tuesday to promote his new film with Adam Sandler, “Uncut Gems,” and spoke about how Irving’s temperament was destined to fail in Boston.
Via New York Daily News:
Kevin Garnett was quick to answer whether he was surprised Kyrie Irving left Boston.
“No,” he said flatly before pausing for laughs and implying that Irving, who signed with the Nets for $144 million, didn’t have the mental makeup for Beantown.
“Boston’s a tough town, dawg. You have to have some major cojones to be there. You got to want that. The people want it for you. That’s why Paul (Pierce) is perfect for it. Paul wants the shot every time. Like, ‘You’re 0-for-14.’ And he’s like, ‘I know, but they WANT it.’”
Garnett also detailed why he believes Kyrie made the wrong decision in joining the Nets when an organization salivating to embrace a star is right over the bridge.
“If they did the Nets, I thought they should have done the Knicks, if I’m being honest.” Garnett said. “I’m not a Knick fan by far. But if they come to the city and dominate, man. …The first superstar to hit New York and be vibing is going to be bigger than life. Remember I said that. Any piece of hope in this city is going to skyrocket. People are waiting.”
Kyrie, any comment?
Bro, I need the number to your mushroom guy.