For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two oclock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armistead and Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose and all this much to gain Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago.... William Faulkner, Intruder In The Dust.
Garnett is a ferocious pass rusher and is extremely solid on offense which made him highly sought-after in free agency. He will provide pressure up front that will help a Stan Davis-run defense dominate.
Not really. Every game I feel I have to play 100 percent, regardless of whether its Yao Ming, Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett .
I said this morning that in this business, you have to reward the players that are playing well, and Michael Garnett is definitely giving us a chance to win. It's pretty easy to say his confidence is growing, and our confidence in him is growing also.
LOS ANGELES -- His point guard is hurt, his other supporting star has gone ice cold and he can't get a break from the refs. Other than that, Kevin Garnett is having a blast during this year's Western Conference finals. I'm a little at a loss for words right now, ... Could I have done more Sure. I feel like you've got to be real with yourself. You can't be down 3-1 to the Lakers.
Me as a point guard, I want to try and put all those pieces together and make a good atmosphere and team chemistry and try to make all those players better players, ... With Wally, with Kevin (Garnett), with a couple young guys we've got, we're definitely one of the best teams in the West.
He and Timmy have always had some great duels. Not seeing (Garnett) on the court is very strange, because you know what a competitor he is.
Garnett was special (tonight). We opened up the lane for him quite a bit where he had the chance to move from block to block. He took advantage of the fact that we spaced the floor. They were sending a couple of guys at him - one in front, one behind, and one on top of him. They had three guys on him at all times, so we had to get creative with the ball.
He's unique. I don't know if I'd say he's revolutionized it. But there are a lot of people out there who want to be like Dirk. And I think in the future, it's inevitable that you'll see more guys who are as big as Dirk and Kevin Garnett who can shoot like they can.
That was the game plan - to foul Garnett. We just didn't do it.
Yet in the playoffs Garnett showed he could take over a game when his team needed it most. No one is ripping him anymore after his decisive performance against the Kings in Game7 of the Western Conference semifinals 32 points, 21 boards, five blocks and four steals in 46 minutes. He poured in 13 straight fourth-quarter points, including a buzzer-beating three that put Minnesota up 77-70 with 339 to go. There was a ton of pressure, ... but he had an amazing calm about him.
Garnett is a third-round draft pick of ours and it's his chance to establish himself. It's a great experience for him. I like his attitude and I like how he prepares for the game and I'm pulling for him.
I play against a front and a back every night, Ming does not have to do that, Duncan does not have to do that, Garnett doesn't do that. I am the only one that has to do that.
He brings a wealth of experience that I like, that we need at that position to go along with Kevin (Garnett at forward). We'll see how it goes. We'll see how quickly we can get Mark acclimated. His basketball IQ is high. I talked to a lot of people that loved him.