Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
“I don’t know, we have a connection and it works,” Garnett said. “I haven’t really sat back and analyzed it, but every situation is different, and I try not to compare people and just go with what’s in front of me. I just try to be there for him. You’re going to go through enough things as a young guy, as a rookie, so I try to be there for the guy.
“He’s very poised. You’re not going to get under his skin, not going to rush him. Just when you think he’s backing down, he’s in your face. Practice every day is not a cupcake practice. We push the young guys here. Our practices are hard, they are emotional, they are filled with passion. I’m not saying that they are games, with popcorn popping and fans and [reporters] sitting three seats away from us. But practices are real, and they are serious; they get intense at times. That experience and going through that, and carrying it over to games, I think that’s helped.”
I normally like to write a bunch of stuff here reacting to the highlighted piece….
Not this time. Just…. go read that link and bask in the glory that is KG’s mentoring and Sullinger’s attitude and toughness. It’s just all…… it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
As an added bonus, here’s my favorite line from a similar piece on CSNNE:
Garnett added, “Jared’s a good guy. He’s a guy you want your daughter to bring home. Not saying he doesn’t have a mean streak in him. We have a connection and it works.”
I know I’ve said this before, but I want to find the doctor that gave Sullinger the pre-draft red flag and kiss him square on the lips. Thank you, good sir, for scaring the shit out of the teams in the first 20 spots in the draft. This kid is exactly what the Celtics needed.
Related links: CSNNE: Driven Garnett passing down lessons to younger teammates | Herald: Celts rookie matures as a rebounder |
The rest of the links
CSNNE: Wilcox returns to practice | ESPN Boston: #Chargewatch: Sully surges to the top | Ainge on Rondo, KG, Bradley’s return | Herald: KG picked up attitude as a teen | Globe: Sullinger opening eyes | MWDN: Fire still burns bright for Garnett