Among all the positive developments perpetuated by the 2008 Celtics title, the new liberty of Kevin Garnett's mouth has been perhaps the best. Of course, Ticket has always been a big talker. But instead of merely spitting hate at Anthony Peeler (NEVER FORGET!) or socking Rick Rickert, KG has taken up a role as the NBA's lead whistleblower.
Last week, Edwards keyed us to Garnett's outside opinion on the status of Chris Bosh's mind, in which KG suggested Bosh looks frustrated and may have to look elsewhere when free agency arrives. (Garnett proved himself a soothsayer, as the sacking of Sam Mitchell Wednesday indicates the franchise sees a pressing need to improve before 2010.)
Maggette's selfish play hasn't gone unnoticed by other players. According to sources, after the final buzzer against Boston, Celtics forward Kevin Garnett turned to Maggette and shouted, "Way to get your numbers."
Garnett, the consummate team player, is not afraid to tell the truth. Baron Davis: you're next.