When you’re old and washed up, all that’s left is playing dirty and hope to get away with it. Kevin Garnett blowing in the face of David West a-la Lance Stephenson was just another sad chapter in a pathetic ending to a hall of fame career. While KG was disgusting, one the Indiana Pacers fans took that word to a whole new level by sniffing on the jersey of Lance Thomas.
Garnett, making $12 million a season mind you, isn’t doing too well in what should be his last season in the NBA. It’s been a painful fall from grace from one of the best power forwards in the history of the league who is actually doing pretty well per minute this season but is usually easy beaten in individual battles with younger, stronger and better players.
So what does Garnett do to gain an edge? Dirty tricks, like blowing in the ear or face of David West. Lance Stephenson made a mockery of himself in the playoffs last season with his antics, and Kevin Garnett shows just how low his career has sunk, not helping out himself or his team in a 110-85 loss.
I didn’t like it. It was too much. I think Lance’s was more sensual. That was an aggressive one.
But the worst thing to happen on this day was a Pacers fan sitting in the front row deciding he can’t carry on with his day without taking a sniff from the jersey of a sweaty basketball player. Some people are really difficult to understand.