Last week Kevin Garnett received the ultimate honor of being named a first-ballot Hall-0f-Famer along with Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant, so it seems like a no-brainer that his jersey will be hanging from the rafters of the team that drafted him fifth overall back in 1995.
But not so fast, says KG.
Garnett apparently has no interest in a retirement ceremony as things stand now, ripping Wolves owner Glen Taylor and repeatedly calling him “a snake.”
“Glen knows where I’m at, I’m not entertaining it,” Garnett told The Athletic’s Shams Charania. “First of all, it’s not genuine. Two, he’s getting pressure from a lot of fans and, I guess, the community there. Glen and I had an understanding before Flip died, and when Flip died, that understanding went with Flip. For that, I won’t forgive Glen. I won’t forgive him for that. I thought he was a straight-up person, straight up businessman, and when Flip died, everything went with him.
“At this point, I don’t want any dealings with Glen Taylor or Taylor Corp. or anything that has to do with him. I love my Timberwolves, I’ll always love my guys, I’ll always love the people who f*ck with me there. I’ll always have a special place for the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota in my heart. But I don’t do business with snakes. I don’t do business with snake mu’fu*kas. I try not to do business with openly snakes or people who are snake-like.
With the Celtics set to retire Garnett’s jersey next season, it appears his number will soon be hanging from the rafters in Boston but not Minnesota.
Let’s hope that situation is amended soon rather than later.