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Kevin Garnett: ‘I don’t really talk a lot’

It would be a shame not to share this gem from Celtics [1] center Kevin Garnett [2], who explained his mentoring philosophy for the younger big men on the roster, after Wednesday’s practice in Waltham.

“If you’€™re sitting over here bullsh@tting, they tend to bullsh@t,” he said. “That’€™s why I don’€™t really talk a lot. I like to be the example. Anything after practice that I can help them with, I kind of pull them to the side and show them different things. We watch a lot of film in the locker room and talk. For these young guys, man, I just try to be there for when they need me. I’€™m not a guy to push myself on anybody, but anything that they want to know, anything that they’€™re having trouble with, I try to be accessible to them.”

I’m not sure Charlie Villanueva [3], Zaza Pachulia [4] and the entire city of Philadelphia would agree Garnett “doesn’t really talk a lot.” To be fair, I think he’s claiming he doesn’t force advice upon younger players unless asked for it, but still — this is a guy who has talked to inanimate objects before every single game of his 17-year career.