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Kevin Garnett: Anthony Davis ‘makes me look like a midget’

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On January 17, 2013 @ 12:33 am In General | 5 Comments

From one athletic freak out of Chicago’s South Side to another, Kevin Garnett [1] had high praise for Anthony Davis [2].

“That kid is long,” the aging Celtics [3] superstar said of the Hornets rookie. “He makes me look like a midget, man. I was nothing like him. He’s a freak of nature. This kid’s going to be really good. He’s going to be really good.”

Apparently, Garnett hasn’t looked in a mirror lately. He’s officially listed at 6-foot-11, although he’s easily 7 feet, and various outlets list his wingspan at 7-foot-6. That would make him longer than the University of Kentucky [4] product, who measured in at 6-foot-10 with a 7-foot-5 wingspan.

In an NBA career that’s spanned almost as many seasons (18) as the 19-year-old Davis has spent on this planet, Garnett only praises those few he deems worthy, and this year’s No. 1 overall pick received his stamp of approval.

Davis totaled 10 points on five shots, 10 boards and a pair of blocks in 27 minutes. He also helped force the Celtics into jump shot after jump shot, as New Orleans outscored the C’s 48-32 in the paint and 90-78 overall.

“We refused to go in the paint,” said Celtics coach Doc Rivers [5], whose team snapped a six-game winning streak and fell to 20-18. “We had an electric fence around the paint tonight. We just settled, I thought.”


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