Linked below is an excellent piece by ESPN’s Jackie MacMullen from this past November that details Kevin Garnett’s relationship with the young players he’s encountered in his career. MacMullen does an excellent does an excellent job detailing KG’s ferocious intensity (I’ve always loved the story of him mimicking Powe’s movements on the side court). Some really good stuff in here about mentorship, ego, maturation, leadership, passion, and unselfishness.
“Sam taught me how to channel my energy and to be professional and how to always be in love with my craft,” KG says. “You have to love it if it’s going to work.”
Kevin Garnett wants only one superlative from you today: Greatest Pick & Roll Hedge Defender Of All-Time pic.twitter.com/nS9s28sH6R
— Zak Boisvert (@ZakBoisvert) September 23, 2016