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Old 06-08-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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How can you not understand an opportunistic narcissist when you see one?
To whom are you speaking? I think the fact that KG gave the Twin Cities 12 years is good enough. He's well within his rights to move on.

You were probably speaking of Marbury, tho. And yeah, he'd fit that description.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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I think they made one good short-term effort by bringing in Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell, and the Wolves made a good run that year, but that was only one year out of what ... 12?

Part of me wishes that Stephon Marbury could have stuck around so he and KG could have been a career team, but Marbury's behavior later in his career makes me rather glad he didn't stay. Heck, the fact that he left was something I've never understood.

Good riddance to Garnett is what I thought when he left. Along with Kirrbeeeey, KG was one of my first Minnesota Athletes I adored. 1995 I was 10 years old and to me KG was the man, not da kid.

But... As his career went along, and McHale kept being an idiot, I just gave up on the Wolves and Garnett. Garnett was a superstart. He was the first HS Basketball player taken in the draft in a long time. From 1995-2000 he proved he was a star capable of bringing in a ring.

He should have pushed, lobbied and threatened to leave if he didn't get superstars to help him out. Basketball is a game where you have 1 superstar and the other 4 guys are great, and they fill their roles.

The Wolves never did this. Latrelle is a joke, and he was never a good player. Cassell was a smart player, with talent, but not the A-grade talent that KG needed.

KG has now been caught on tape taking tongue-and-cheek jabs at his time in MN. Saying how he should have left earlier and now that he's with Boston he can't believe he stayed in MN so long. Well KG, why didn't you and your agent push to draft a good rookie or make a decent off-season pick up?
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Well KG, why didn't you and your agent push to draft a good rookie or make a decent off-season pick up?
I wouldn't be so hard on KG and it's not like the management of the wolves were trying to draft crappy players. I think the main issue was with Kevin McHale Joe Smith debacle that cost the Wolves 3 or 4 first round draft picks in the early 2000's, which caused the wolves to miss out on developing the young talent that could have really helped KG. KG's large contract made it difficult to bring in decent free agents, so without draft picks there wasn't much the wolves could do. I was glad to see him win a Championship in Boston.

Hopefully the wolves can bring in or develop a star caliber player again and give them a chance to compete. Before Lebron the Cavs sucked and I remember turning down free tickets to Cavs games before Lebron because they were awful, but after he arrived now it's the place to be. I'll still always like college basketball more though.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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I wouldn't be so hard on KG and it's not like the management of the wolves were trying to draft crappy players. I think the main issue was with Kevin McHale Joe Smith debacle that cost the Wolves 3 or 4 first round draft picks in the early 2000's, which caused the wolves to miss out on developing the young talent that could have really helped KG. KG's large contract made it difficult to bring in decent free agents, so without draft picks there wasn't much the wolves could do. I was glad to see him win a Championship in Boston.

Hopefully the wolves can bring in or develop a star caliber player again and give them a chance to compete. Before Lebron the Cavs sucked and I remember turning down free tickets to Cavs games before Lebron because they were awful, but after he arrived now it's the place to be. I'll still always like college basketball more though.
I agree with the championship, I was happy for him, he also gave a shout out to Minnesota....

But... i think it's lame that KG has said on multiple occasions how he wished he had left MN earlier and that 'you can't get your youth back', in reference to LeBron wanting to get out and spread his wings...

KG had the organization do anything for him. For Pete's sake he was nicknamed 'The Franchise'. Drafting Wally Szcerbiak and getting Latrelle, Cassell, Terrell, were all worthless moves. They never got KG the tier 2 calibur type guy. He needed a Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Steve Francis, AI, Stephon Marbury, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen type of guy, and the Wolves never got him one. I can't say that KG didn't push hard for help, but he should have pushed harder or at least threatened to leave, because when you are a franchises' baby, you can do whatever you want. Look what the Twins did for Joe Mauer.
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