Hey, remember when everyone was buzzing about how Andray Blatche was one of the hottest players in the NBA since the trade deadline?
Well… apparently that got to his head… because he refused to re-enter last night's game after Flip Saunders benched him for not getting back on D.
After blasting Blatche after the game for leaving his teammate hanging, he dropped this little KG reference on Andray.
"You what I'm disappointed in?" Saunders said. "I'm disappointed in
that since we started him, 60 percent of the offense is run through him.
Coaches aren't wrong, no matter what. When a coach wants to teach you
something, and you think you're above that because you've played 16 good
"I mean I [coached] Kevin Garnett [in Minnesota]. That guy, you'd say
one thing, and he's up there, 'What do you want coach?' He wanted to
get better every time. He never copped that type of attitude. That's
ridiculous. It really is. I am extremely disappointed. I am the most
disappointed I've ever been in 15 years with a player. Most
Flip's the same guy who compared Blatche's game to KG's in the first place. So this is a huge message to a guy who might have let 3 weeks of good play get to his head: I know Kevin Garnett… I've coached Kevin Garnett… and you sir, are no Kevin Garnett.
It's a shame, because this kid was getting his shot. And now he screwed it all up. This is the type of thing that hangs with you for a long time…. like Robert Horry throwing a towel in Danny Ainge's face in Phoenix…. or Scottie Pippen refusing to re-enter a game when a last-minute play wasn't drawn up for him. This doesn't just go away.