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DeMar DeRozan: ‘Kevin Garnett’s got a dirty mouth’

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On August 23, 2011 @ 4:43 pm In General | No Comments

The matchup between the Goodman League and Drew League over this past weekend finally gave basketball fans a chance to watch a few NBA stars actually competing against each other, and what would a weekend of basketball be without at least some mention of Kevin Garnett [1] and his dirty mouth.

The news that Garnett might swear once or twice or 10,000 times per game should come as no surprise to anybody that’s been watching the Celtics [2] over the past four seasons. I’m sure you’ll recall his involvement in the Charlie Villanueva [3] “cancer patient” incident [4] or the Channing Frye [5] nut tap fiasco [6].

The latest comes from Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan — likely a nobody in KG’s eyes — who sat down with The Basketball Jones [7] blogger Holly MacKenzie after his contributions to the Drew League. Here’s the exchange involving Garnett, which also features his nod to Kobe Bryant [8] as the game’s greatest competitor:

  • HM: Who is the fiercest competitor you’ve ever faced?
  • DD: Kobe.
  • HM: I don’€™t know if you can put this into words, but is there something about him when you’€™re playing him, where you know it’€™s different?
  • DD: Yeah. It’€™s just, if they’€™re down, if something is not going right, he’€™s just, he’€™s just going into that mode where it’€™s like ‘€œWe’€™ve gotta be up,’€ or ‘€œWe’€™ve gotta get a defensive stop’€ whatever has to go on, he makes sure he gets it done because he wants to win.
  • HM: Does he talk a lot, is he always barking out orders?
  • DD: Yeah, yeah. That’s all he does. He’€™s a general out there. He talks, he’€™s constantly talking on both ends. Keeping everyone on their feet. That’€™s one thing, I think that’€™s intimidating to a lot of players when one of the best players out there is just vocal, letting everyone know what’€™s going on, what to do. It’€™s tough.
  • HM: Is it similar to Kevin Garnett because he has that reputation for being such an intimidat’€“
  • DD: Yeah, but Kevin Garnett’s got a dirty mouth (laughs).
  • HM: Yeah? Go ahead, what were you going to say?
  • DD: (still laughing) I was just going to say, Kevin Garnett, he just don’€™t stop. Whatever you can think of, that’€™s what he says.
  • HM: Does he have the craziest things to say of anyone you’ve played against?
  • DD: Yes. Yes.

How much would you shell out to watch Pay-Per-View Celtics games with Garnett & Co. mic’d up?


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[1] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

[2] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[3] Charlie Villanueva: http://media.weei.com/basketball/charlie-villanueva.htm

[4] “cancer patient” incident: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2010/11/03/kevin-garnett-i-would-never-be-insensitive/

[5] Channing Frye: http://media.weei.com/basketball/channing-frye.htm

[6] nut tap fiasco: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2011/02/04/kevin-garnett-i-never-apologize-for-my-actions/

[7] sat down with The Basketball Jones: http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2011/08/23/tbj-qa-demar-derozan-evaluates-his-peers/

[8] Kobe Bryant: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kobe-bryant.htm

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