Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Glen Taylor Is A Nut Job

On June 28, 1995 the Minnesota Timberwolves chose Kevin Garnett with the fith overall pick in the NBA draft.  More than a decade of dominance and eleven all-star appearances later, Garnett is finally out of Minnesota and a member of the Boston Celtics.  Hopefully that's not news to you because he has been there since last summer.  During all of KG's time in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Glen Taylor (owner of the T-Wolves) was absolutely in love with him.  Now, more than seven months after Garnett has left Minnesota Glen Taylor is suggesting that his former star "tanked it" at the end of last season because he didn't play in the last five games.  For how bad the Minnesota Timberwolves have been the last two seasons, a combined 48-100, there is no way that KG could have single handily tanked last year's season; the team is much too horrible for that.  The only possible explanation for Taylor's recent angry comments is that Kevin Garnett is on a team that will very likely win more than three times as many games than that of Glen Taylor's this season.

But seriously put yourself in KG's position last year.  You are a superstar in the NBA playing for the 27-50 Minnesota Timberwolves, there are five games left in the regular season, your team is near the bottom of the league, and you are no where near 100% because of a quadricep injury.  Is it really worth it to risk an injury and more importantly, potentially millions of dollars?

The Classless move of the week goes to Mr. Glen Taylor.

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