Here is a small tidbit from ESPN the magazine on KG’s loyalty:

Is there a limit to KEVIN GARNETT’S loyalty? We’ll find out if the Wolves don’t move him. A person close to the star said KG was stunned when he heard the team was looking to trade him, adding that the 10-time All-Star is now like a husband whose wife decided to leave, only to return when her car wouldn’t start. “It’d be awkward to go back,” the source says …

  • TheComeBacKid

    We know KG’s relationships isn’t the same with Minny. Thats why he and Glen Taylor are trying to stay in the public eye to get this trade done. KG is no longer happy there, Taylor just wants the Lakers to offer more.

  • LAKobe4Life

    Something has to happen, I mean the Timberwolves aren’t showing any signs that they’re gonna bring in All Star caliber help for KG, so the best situation is for KG to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers join Kobe and Phil and he’ll for sure will help the Lakers become title contenders.

  • Justin M.

    [quote comment="8987"]Something has to happen, I mean the Timberwolves aren’t showing any signs that they’re gonna bring in All Star caliber help for KG, so the best situation is for KG to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers join Kobe and Phil and he’ll for sure will help the Lakers become title contenders.[/quote]

    Thats why the T wolves don’t wanna give him to us.

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    Kobe fuckin’ made LeBron look like the bitch that he is.

  • JAY

    FUCK KG…..i’m over that fool……if he doesnt want to win then they shouldn’t be pursuing him…..we all know…he’s NOT a WINNER….that’s why he stayin in Minnesota….where ever the fuck that place is

    end of story

  • JAY

    KOBE JUST SHOWED THE WHOLE WORLD THAT HE STILL IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE PLANET..HOLLER

  • drewfromtexas

    Kobe always seems to out shine every other star and thats how you know he was born to be the best on earth at what he does , I always think to myself when he playes that he is going to save the day and be the reason why the team wins just like today

  • LakEr-nIck

    nothing new…

  • punkjones

    Hope it’s all true. KG to the Lakers is necessary. Either that or JO. I’d really take either one at this point. I just like the fact that JO wants to actually come here.

  • chris

    KG CAN SUCK MAH BIG ASS DICK I DONT LIKE HIM ANYWAYS

  • KOBE

    call me when something gets done. i’m tired this summer

  • Rpoc

    [quote comment="9045"]KG CAN SUCK MAH BIG ASS DICK I DONT LIKE HIM ANYWAYS[/quote]
    That’s a fucking lie. You would suck his if he was going to don the gold armor!! (moderately clean version) Fraking would be a clean one!

  • http://WWW.ALLSOUNDMUSIC.COM JCOTA

    [quote comment="8998"]FUCK KG…..i’m over that fool……if he doesnt want to win then they shouldn’t be pursuing him…..we all know…he’s NOT a WINNER….that’s why he stayin in Minnesota….where ever the fuck that place is

    end of story[/quote]
    U said it…i agree. Go after someone who wants to be in a Lakers Uniform…J.O., Gasol, Whoever can help the most…make a kick ass deal now…or could it be that February will work out better???

  • DMO

    JCOTA-
    I don’t think the Lakers front office will be patient enough to wait for the season to start, but that might be a better time to make a big move… particularly if O’Neal is still on the market. Bird has tried to make several rediculous deals for J.O. His M.O. seems to be, “I’d like your second best player and your best young prospect for an overpaid, 29 year old, injury prone player whose defense has been in decline for the last 3 seasons… oh yeah, and he says that no matter where he goes next year, he’s going to opt out of his contract.” That Jersey deal was a joke and what he wants from us is equally rediculous. The question is, how desperate are the Lakers to appease Kobe? If they are willing to give up Bynum and Odem before the season starts, we won’t be ANY better. However, once the season begins and people see that the biggest problem last year was not a lack of talent, but the most crippling string of injuries the team has faced in years, the Lakers existing assets are going to start looking a lot more appealing to other GMs. Don’t forget, the Lakers had one of the best records in basketball for the first 3 months of the season. They are better team this year and everyone should be healthy. The situation is not as desperate as the press (or Kobe) are making it out to be.

  • lakerfan81

    DMO. Actually JO’s defense was as good as ever last season. Its all the other aspects of his game that have been in decline for the last 3 yrs. JO is one of the best weak side defenders in the league. He however, is not a great man-on defender. He is just not strong enough to body the stronger players in the league; Duncan, Yao, Howard etc. What he is great at is coming from the weak side as a help defender.

    Part of the reason that his offensive numbers have been so abysmally bad is that Indiana does not use him properly. They try to make him play as a power post player and he is not capable of it. He is more of a face the basket post player; he either drives or takes a jump shot. The other problem for O’neal in Indiana is that there are no other offensive threats on that team so he gets doubled/tripled all time. This is bad for because he is a bad passer and so is forced to take a very contested jump shot or turn the ball over. That is one of the reasons his shooting% is so low.

    I think that O’neal’s numbers would go up playing on a team with another star. Playing with Kobe would free up some of the double teams and packed in defenders that he faces playing in Indiana. But the question is how much? The other problem with O’neal playing with the Lakers is that he does not fit in with the triangle very well. The triangle (officially called the post-triangle) requires someone playing the post. So if he O’neal played in LA he would be used as a back to the basket post player which he is not. I think this would create problems for him, especially since he is a poor passer. The same thing can be said of Garnett, except that he is a fantastic passer and I think he is great at playing in the post, he just does not do it enough.

    The best big man who has been rumored in trades that fits the triangle is Gasol. He is a true back to the basket player and a great passer. The problem with Gasol is that he is not a great defensive player but he has gotten better every year. The other problem is that Memphis doesn’t seem interested in trading Gasol. At least not that I can tell anyways.

  • http://WWW.ALLSOUNDMUSIC.COM JCOTA

    [quote comment="9081"]JCOTA-
    I don’t think the Lakers front office will be patient enough to wait for the season to start, but that might be a better time to make a big move… particularly if O’Neal is still on the market. Bird has tried to make several rediculous deals for J.O. His M.O. seems to be, “I’d like your second best player and your best young prospect for an overpaid, 29 year old, injury prone player whose defense has been in decline for the last 3 seasons… oh yeah, and he says that no matter where he goes next year, he’s going to opt out of his contract.” That Jersey deal was a joke and what he wants from us is equally rediculous. The question is, how desperate are the Lakers to appease Kobe? If they are willing to give up Bynum and Odem before the season starts, we won’t be ANY better. However, once the season begins and people see that the biggest problem last year was not a lack of talent, but the most crippling string of injuries the team has faced in years, the Lakers existing assets are going to start looking a lot more appealing to other GMs. Don’t forget, the Lakers had one of the best records in basketball for the first 3 months of the season. They are better team this year and everyone should be healthy. The situation is not as desperate as the press (or Kobe) are making it out to be.[/quote]
    I COULDN’T AGREE MORE!…I just hope that the Kobe situation gets mended…i remember my son and I being pretty excited about the start of last season…i haven’t forgot that…one thing will cure it for sure…winning!…if they can do it again…nmaybe Kobe will be happy..?

  • http://hellbydante.deviantart.com hellbydante

    i guess playing for a HOF coach like phil never did cross KG’s mind huh?

  • DMO

    Lakerfan81-

    Nice post. I agree with almost everything you wrote, but I must contend that injuries have hampered O’Neal’s all-around defensive game. When Indy was an eastern conference contender, he seemed to be a much stronger man-on presence (perhaps he just had better help then). Weak side play is great, but bodying up your guy is a post player’s bread and butter. And, assuming that the Lakers will have to give up some inside size (ie Kwame or Bynum… or even both) to get O’Neal, he will have to pick up that slack. If he doesn’t, the Lakers will be an even worse defensive team. Our main goal has to be significantly improving the defense, and I think we are in agreement that O’Neal is not going to do that. Anyway, I would prefer Gasol too, but it’s pretty clear that trade isn’t happening.

    O’Neal’s offense could definitely benefit from the single coverage that playing with Kobe would provide. The triangle might confound him for a while, but if we were able to get him without trading Odem, I don’t think JO’s court vision would keep us from running the triangle at a high level when needed. However, keeping Odem (or, at least, Bynum) in an O’Neal trade isn’t going to happen unless Bird wakes up and realizes what his assets are actually worth… which may not happen until the season is underway.