You’re in for something special when even Kevin Garnett  admits, “That was a weird interview.” Last season, he compared team chemistry to frying tortillas and baking cakes . This year? After the Celtics  (2-2) escaped a second straight game against the depleted Wizards, KG invoked cable providers and DVR in one strange analogy.
“You can’t speed chemistry up,” said KG. “I think the more practice, the more you get familiar with each other. There’s no hit the fast forward button here. You’ve got Comcast. Some shows you can’t fast forward through. You’ve just got to let it go through and watch the silly ass commercials and be pissed, right? This is what this is.
“Did I just take a shot at Comcast? [Expletive] it, I did it. So what? I’m a DirecTV guy anyway. This is what this is. I’m not helping myself, am I? [Expletive] it. [Expletive] it. [Expletive] it. Who cares? Anyway, that’s what this is. We totally messed that up, right? Goddamned, we just totally messed that up. But this is one of those things where it just takes its course and you can’t speed anything up.”
From what I can gather, the C’s losses to the Heat and Bucks as well as their two narrow wins over Washington are the “silly ass commercials” of this season, and no matter how much they may want, Garnett & Co. can’t fast forward to the good part. (That, and he’s not a big fan of Comcast — the same regional sports network that agreed to a 20 percent equity stake for the Celtics in signing a 20-year extension to broadcast their games.)
“I think we can improve,” added Garnett, who totaled 20 points and 13 boards in the 100-94 win over the Wizards. “Obviously, we have parts of the game that you look at and you see that we can improve. I thought we started the game off strong and kind of declined a little bit. We tried to get it back there in the second half at times.
“Again, I know y’all getting tired of me saying this — you’re probably joking on me — but it’s consistency. If we’re going to be a great team — not a good team — it’s going to be on how consistent we are. There are always some of those boundary things that make us a good team — or a great team, excuse me — so we’ve got to be disciplined. Until we are, then we’re going to look like we are. But, you know, we’re still working.”
Weird, indeed. Too bad Garnett’s Celtics can’t rewind the DVR on the start of this season.