Did Kevin Garnett ruin the @#$@%! NBA Season?
Negotiations can be hostile. It is important to keep a cool, level head at all times. With that in mind, in either their best or worst move ever, the NBA Players Union sent in none other than Kevin Garnett. According to an NBA exec, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, that did not go over very well:
The owners knew it wouldn’t go well when Garnett started glowering across the table, sources said, like the league lawyers, owners and officials were opponents at the center jump. He was defiant, determined and downright ornery. He was K.G. Everyone knew Hunter had to cede to the wishes of the stars, and the stars demanded that the players stop making concessions to the owners.
As one league official said, “We were making progress, until Garnett [expletive] everything up.”
As I’ve written before, both sides are to blame. And I can’t imagine how someone as calm, cool, and collected as Kevin Garnett could exacerbate an already volatile situation.