The Nets played some surprising ball last night when they brought Brook Lopez and Deron Williams off the bench in a 107-99 win over the Kings. Kevin Garnett even threw down an alley-oop after getting to a loose ball, the former of which surprised media members and his daughter — though it annoyed the grizzled vet.
Here’s the play in question at the end of the third quarter. Garnett scrambles for the deflected rebound, gets to it before DeMarcus Cousins, and gets the ball to Sergey Karasev on the break. Then he keeps hustling, when does he not, and catches the alley-oop lob from Karasev:
But when he was peppered with questions about the dunk after the game, the Big Ticket* wasn’t as thrilled as the fans — and his daughter:
Andy Vasquez of the New Jersey Record has more from an annoyed KG sounding off on his simple dunk:
Mike A Scotto with Associated Press has more:
Kevin Garnett is 38, a geriatric by NBA standards, but he’s still 6-11 and playing in the NBA. To confuse his advanced years with an inability to rock the rim is simply shortchanging the future Hall of Famer.
You just do you KG, and show your daughter this video:
*When this originally ran, we incorrectly used Tim Duncan’s moniker, The Big Fundamental, for KG. It has since been corrected because, YIKES!
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