Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Garnett was close to signing with Lakers
Kevin Garnett nearly went from the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the Lakers. [Garnett, on a national radio show, touched on] the possibility of him joining the Lakers as opposed to the Celtics before the 2007 season. Garnett made it clear he absolutely wanted out of Minnesota, but he said turmoil in Los Angeles prevented him from playing there. "I was pretty close to be honest," said Garnett. "What disturbed me about the whole Lakers situation was Kobe and Phil at the time. They were at each other pretty bad, and it was a new situation I didn't want to get into ... It was my choice, yeah. There was a lot going on and I didn't want to be a part of it."
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/morning-jolt/09/02/0902/index.html#ixzz1Wo37MWMc
Thank god that fell through.
The only reason I agree with you is that it would have cost us Bynum & Odom, and I much prefer the deal for Pau.
But I woulda loved to have Kobe & KG together. KG's one of my favorite players. Yeah, he's a gigantic douche, but let's not act like Kobe isn't.
I wanted KG at the time. I'll admit it. But he obviously made the wrong choice, since he's got the one ring and the Lakers have won 2 since that went down.
I'm glad we ended up without him.