Here's the best part of Doc Rivers on WEEI today:
Is Kevin really, truly angry on the floor?
It’s more of his look. He’s not really angry, he’s intense. He’s a
tough guy to describe because off the court he’s one of the more
wonderful people you could ever be around. But on the court he’s into a
zone, I’ve got to tell you I don’t think as a player I ever got to.
It’s an amazing state that he gets himself into. You’ve probably seen
him before games he doesn’t talk. He has more game preparation than any
athlete I’ve ever been around, and to me, that’s what allows him to
play at the level that he plays at.
He hits the ground running. Five seconds into the game he’s screaming at [Andrew] Bogut before he even gets down the floor.
It’s funny, I hear when we go in different cities about Kevin’s
trash talking. I guarantee you he doesn’t know what he’s saying half
the time and they don’t either.
Is it ever funny?
Who knows. I don’t listen to it. I hear it, but I have no idea what
he’s saying. He is intense. He has this theory that the world is
against him and his team and he really believes that on the floor. I
love that. I think it’s good for him. I think it’s healthy for him.
And that, folks, is a journey into the mind of Kevin Garnett.
Among other things discussed in the interview: the C's rebounding problems, Tim Donaghy, Glen Davis' weight and rehab… and the one purchase Doc made as a player that he regrets.
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