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Spike Lee: Kevin Garnett needs to ‘calm the f#%$ down’
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On February 7, 2011 @ 5:29 pm In General | 6 Comments
If Kevin Garnett  didn’t already have March 21 circled on his calendar, you can bet he will very soon.
Because that’s when the Celtics  next visit the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, where director and noted Knicks fan Spike Lee will no doubt be sitting in the front row.
In an interview  with ESPN.com, Spike Lee claimed Garnett cursed him out “for no reason” and suggested the All-Star Celtics forward should “calm the f#%$ down” …
“When I go to the games, it’s to have fun. I’m respectful. If I say a player missed a shot, that’s not talking about your mother, your family; it’s all good nature. The players enjoy talking to me and I enjoy talking to them.
“But this last time against Boston — you know that game where they disallowed [Amare] Stoudemire‘s 3? — Kevin Garnett lost it. He was cursing me out for no reason. Maybe because Stoudemire gave him 39 points, but take that vulgarity to Stoudemire. I’m not holding you, and I did not even say s#!@ to Garnett the whole game. That really surprised me. He lost it. He was cursing at me the whole game. He needs to calm the f#%$ down.”
And Lee didn’t stop there. Here’s the rest of his exchange with blogger Jared Zwerling:
So, to summarize Lee’s conversation: 1) he sat angelically on the sideline as Garnett unleashed an unprovoked verbal assault on him; 2) there’s no reason to use vulgarity, but Garnett should calm the f#%$ down; and 3) Garnett should turn his trash talk to Stoudemire, but Lee’s going to “get him” next time. Gotcha, Spike. Appreciate the unbiased analysis.
Now that Miller is retired — and about to be eclipsed by Ray Allen for the NBA’s all-time 3-point record — Lee needs a new feud to stay relevant. Because recent movies like “She Hate Me” and “Bamboozled” aren’t doing the job.
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URLs in this post:
 Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm
 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 an interview: http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/2411/spike-lee-interview-part-1-on-the-knicks
 Ray Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ray-allen-celtics.htm
 Reggie Miller: http://media.weei.com/basketball/reggie-miller.htm
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