Avery Bradley tells story of getting jersey from Kevin Garnett after Jeff Green got rejected

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Avery Bradley said he doesn’t fear Kyrie Irving or anyone else.

Where did the Celtics guard find that attitude?

He credited Kevin Garnet for challenging him when they played together in Boston. Apparently, the respect was mutual – or at least more mutual than it was for former Celtic Jeff Green.

Bradley, via Tom Westerholm of MassLive:

“This year, I was telling my teammates when we were playing in Minnesota, I was like, ‘I don’t think KG’s gonna give me a jersey,'” Bradley said. “My teammates were like, ‘Man, what? He doesn’t talk to nobody but you. He’s gonna give you a jersey.’ I asked one of the ball boys and he was like, ‘He just turned down Jeff Green. He’s not giving one to anybody.’ So I asked, and KG wrote me a letter like, ‘I love you. This jersey is for you, keep working hard.’ He wrote me a letter, and now I have his jersey up at my house.”

Green twice played in Minnesota before Bradley did, so that checks out on the surface.

Poor Jeff Green. Rich Jeff Green. But poor Jeff Green.