NBA management believes negotiations with the players changed when Kevin Garnett entered the negotiating room on Oct. 4.Kevin Garnett just HATES to lose. If you want to win, you want him on your side, but if you want compromise, he's not the guy you rely on. It's noble of KG to sacrifice one of the highest salaries in the league for the sake of future NBA players, but the fan in me would have preferred if he didn't stunt progress to what was looking as a very possible deal. We'd be talking about basketball now and not this. JR 10/17/2011 09:11:00 PM Tweet Edit
Sources say Garnett was 'defiant, determined and downright ornery.'
As one league official said, “We were making progress, until Garnett [expletive] everything up.”