Kevin Garnett has a reputation for picking on only smaller players.
Whether or not he actually leans that direction, Garnett affected at least one big man with his intense trash talk.
Thunder center Steven Adams, via Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:
“KG and (Kendrick Perkins), those two are ridiculous,” Adams said of the legendary smack-talkers. “They make you question, like, why you are playing basketball and stuff. You’re like ‘Why am I doing this?’ It’s really weird, you get depressed.”
Has Garnett ever specifically targeted Adams?
“Thankfully, he doesn’t talk to me,” Adams said. “But he was talking to Serge once and I was like ‘Woah, that’s some stuff.‘ I cannot repeat it.”
How about when Garnett starts talking to himself?
“Yeah, it’s like really weird,” Adams recalled. “He’s talking to himself, but he like makes you feel bad because he mentions you in it. You’re like, ‘What the hell? This is crazy?’ I walk away so I don’t hear it because then, I don’t know, I’ll get real sad.”
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Adams is a confident guy. Now, I really want to hear what got under his skin.
Unfortunately for Adams, if Garnett gets wind of this interview, the veteran will likely have much more to say when the Thunder and Timberwolves meet tonight.