We learned this summer that Kevin Garnett views Dwight Howard as a clown and politely encourages him to paint his face during games. But now, we’re finding out that KG’s disdain for Howard runs a bit deeper than on-the-court quips.
TNT’s Craig Sager shared this story during an appearance this morning on 98.5′s Toucher and Rich.
Here’s my (loose) transcription:
We had one (All-Star weekend interview) scheduled two years ago, Kevin Garnett with Dwight Howard. And it was set up through the NBA and I’m sitting there with Dwight Howard but no KG.
I go back in the locker room and KG’s just sitting in his chair.
Doc Rivers (who was coaching the team at the time) said, “KG, are you supposed to do an interview with Craig Sager?”
KG said, “Yeah, but I’m not doing it with Dwight Howard standing there.”
Then he obviously threw out some profanity and said there’s no way he’s going to stand there next to Dwight Howard to do an interview.
I guess this means Garnett and Carmelo Anthony won’t be palling around this weekend in Houston.
Listen here for Sager’s story. Scroll ahead to the 5:30 mark.