A reminder of Kevin Garnett's intensity - from Minnesota Coach Ryan Saunders

ESPN's Zach Lowe had Minnesota Head Coach, Ryan Saunders on his podcast, and Ryan had a few memories of Kevin Garnett. According to Saunders, when he was a ballboy for the Timberwolves, prior to a game, Garnett took off his warm-up pants and tried to throw them down on the court. What Ryan didn't know at the time was that this was one of Kevin's pre-game rituals - the pants had to hit the floor. Saunders caught the pants in mid-air three times and kept throwing them back to The Big Ticket.


After the third catch by Saunders, Garnett walked over to him - grabbed the pants - and threw them to the floor. Lowe asked, "Was there profanity spewing out of his mouth the whole time." If you remember Garnett at all, you know Ryan's answer was a definite "Yes".

Saunders added that after the game, Kevin never realized that had happened, and this incident showed Garnett's level of intensity. We recall that intensity, and we miss it. We could use some of that this season (Per Kevin Garnett via tweet below):

The NBA game for me is like a fantasy world. I'm able to express myself at a level of intensity that's not normally accepted in reality.



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