Yep, that's what kind of press conference it was tonight from Kevin Garnett.

The Celtic that helped bring us Banner #17 was pretty emotional after the Nets hung on to win 104-96 in Brooklyn. This, of course, after the star was traded from Boston along with Paul Pierce in the off-season.

Of course, when you win a championship with a team, they hold a special place in your heart. That's still true for Garnett, who scored seven points tonight and had nine rebounds.

"I see Rajon Rondo over there, which makes it a little more emotional at times," KG said in his post-game press conference via WEEI's Ben Rohrbach.  "Those are solid guys that I went to battle with."

Still, he loses a bit of that emotion when he sees guys like Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Vitor Faverani and Brad Stevens over there as well.

"Because Doc isn't there, it's probably a little less emotional," the future hall of famer admitted. "You don't see Danny Ainge sitting on the side. You don't see Paul Pierce over there, Ray Allen, Eddie House."

Without KG and Pierce, this is obviously a vastly different team. Not only are there brand new faces, but most of the ones leftover from last year haven't been around that long. I'd imagine Garnett doesn't have too much of an attachment to fellows like Jordan Crawford or Courtney Lee either.

Still, KG admits the Celtics are dear to his heart, via Rohrbach:

"There will always be a special place in my heart when I face the green."


Michael Saver 12/10/2013 10:52:00 PM Edit
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