FanPost

How to deal with Garnett

I think many of us have heard Charlie Villanueva's tweets about the trash talk between himself and Kevin Garnett; and not the only one to note the timing of this incident to Maurice Lucas' passing. Because i've virtually always hated Garnett, my first thoughts were "How are we going to get him back?"

The first answer, obviously, if for a player to simply sacrifice a few game checks and stand up for both the Portland organization and, well, the rest of the NBA, with a few well placed fists, preferably of the incredibly cheap variety, such as when about to go up for the jump ball or a shove right into the stanchion on a fast break. Unfortunately Pendergraph, Oden, and Przybilla are out for a while longer; and I don't think Camby has been with the team long enough to earn the honor of standard bearer, and besides, starting a fight really isn't the classiest way to preserve Luke's legacy (or maybe it is. I wouldn't mind seeing Aldridge just square off with him and have the other players form a circle)

So, beyond physical violence, what's the best we [fans] can do? You could declare Garnett not fit to step on to the Rose Garden floor, but how to enforce that one without some shady lawmaking and police activity? So I've got what I think is "the most" that the reasonable yet vindictive fan can do: Organized Disrespect. It begins with Garnett's name never being mentioned in the Rose Garden. No announcement when he's part of the starting lineup or check in, no imagines of him on the FSN broadcast, even just listing 4 players on the jumbotron box score when he's on the court. You could even not record his buckets on the public scoreboard and let them keep track on the sidelines.

From the fans side, if you can refrain from throwing things, I prefer the Icy Stare of Silence, whereby instead of booing, every remains as silent as possible. It really puts the spotlight on Garnett and forces him to think about what he's doing. Thinking is the enemy of athletic performance, and any attempt to enrage or intimidate Garnett will only be matched on his end.

It will requires many of us writing letters to FSN, "The Mikes", The Rose Garden staff, etc, but I'm down.

 

Who's cosigning?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker