Unfortunately, Kevin Garnett’s brutally honest comments about the Minnesota Timberwolves organization and owner Glen Taylor are continuing to reverberate around the NBA world.
With the NBA nearing the one-month mark of the pandemic-induced hiatus, Minnesota Timberwolves fans had nearly this entire week consumed by talk surrounding Kevin Garnett.
And not simply celebrating Garnett’s official induction into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, which should have been what the conversation was all about. But instead, The Athletic’s Shams Charania was able to get a money quote out of The Big Ticket, and that led to a week of Garnett-hates-the-Timberwolves talk.
On Tuesday, Garnett said … a lot to Charania. You can read the article in its entirety here if you have a subscription to The Athletic, but know that there were several expletives and things we can’t repeat here.
Among other things, along with some additional adjectives, Garnett called Wolves owner Glen Taylor a “snake” and said the wouldn’t do business with him, much less entertain the idea of a jersey retirement as long as Taylor was involved with the team.
Later in the week, ESPN’s The Hoop Collective podcast with Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon spent a good chunk of their episode talking about the once-again fractured relationship between Garnett and the Timberwolves franchise.
It’s unfortunate for many reasons, chief of them being Wolves fans being deprived what would no doubt be an exciting and emotional ceremony.
Now, the rift is once again public, and in a season with no sports of any kind, this story had a life cycle much longer than any fan — much less the Wolves organization — would want it to live.
In much happier news, be sure to check out the next three games of the Wolves Classics being aired on FOX Sports North. This Sunday evening is Derrick Rose’s 50-point win in the Halloween win over the Utah Jazz in 2018.
Then, on Monday night, the Wolves Game 3 win over the Houston Rockets in the 2018 playoffs. And finally, in the grand finale, the best game in Wolves history: the Game 7 win over the Sacramento Kings in the Western Conference Semifinals.
We’ll be back this weekend as we continue to shift our focus towards the NBA Draft.