Garnett Watch 2007: Garnett tastes Hollywood with fútbol game

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Hello, GetGarnett family!

Just as many of you Laker addicts, I have been scouring the internet and various news media for any little scrap of crumb that can give me a little sustenance in any hope of having Mr. Big Ticket playing in “forum blue” and gold.

Well, at another L.A. mega superstar’s debut, amongst “fútbol” fans in the stands, was the dark silhouette of the coveted Big Bald Head himself.

That’s right folks! We’ve seen him at the tennis tournaments supporting his friend Blake and now, along with, Arnold the Governator, Katie Holmes “Cruise”, her baby Suri Cruise, Posh Spice and many other stars, Kevin Garnett was gallivanting with soccer “suckheads” to catch a glimpse of English pretty boy David Beckham. Watch your television sports highlights tonight and you can see that the media frenzy was “Kobe-esque” to say the least.

Seeing Garnett cheer Beckham on, and then gasping in horror as the soccer player was tripped, convinces me even more that this guy’s true destiny is to be here in Los “Ang-Heles”. It was natural to witness him amongst the Hollywood Hoopla as it is natural for it to be traffic on the 405 freeway on the way to LAX. Therefore, my message to Garnett is the following:

Common you Farragut Academy graduate!!! Listen to ol’ Darth Vader himself! “This is your destiny. Join me (the Lakers) and together we will rule the empire!”

Mr. Big Ticket, why are you so afraid of something that seems so natural? Why is it that in this summer time you are spending your vacation in Malibu, enjoying local tennis tournaments, and then parading yourself at the Home Depot Center and yet continue to ignore laker die-hards who implore you to acknowledge them when they beg you to join our L.A .franchise? Why is it that you bathe in the L.A. sun during the summers and then subject yourself to the frigid winters of Minnesota during the basketball season when you can be here instead?

Please, GetGarnett.com family… Please! Help me answer some of these questions since, the horse himself won’t talk to us.

Jaime is the co-owner and Operating Director for LakerNation.com from Alhambra, CA. He's help create the official websites for Kevin Durant and Goodwin Sports. Currently, he's the Online Producer for FOX Sports Radio and AM570 KLAC.
  • http://YAHOO.COM ZACK

    yea i was there

  • LAKERS KING

    THIS GUY IS EVERY WHERE I THINK HE IS GETTING TO KNOW LA BETTER CAUSE HE IS GOING TO BE HERE FOR A WHILE, KG MAN YOU NEED TO PUT ON THE PURPLE AND GOLD ITS YOUR DESTINY. I THINK SOMETHING FISHY IS GOING ON AROUND HERE WITH KG AND THE LAKERS. I DONT KNOW WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

  • Noriega7333

    I saw the game on ESPN. I was laughing when KG saw that he actually kicked the ball. And I was also scared when he fell and grabbed his ankle. But nothing serious, just his right ankle. Maybe he’ll pull a “Kwame” in his next game.

  • TheComeBacKid

    [quote comment="8930"]THIS GUY IS EVERY WHERE I THINK HE IS GETTING TO KNOW LA BETTER CAUSE HE IS GOING TO BE HERE FOR A WHILE, KG MAN YOU NEED TO PUT ON THE PURPLE AND GOLD ITS YOUR DESTINY. I THINK SOMETHING FISHY IS GOING ON AROUND HERE WITH KG AND THE LAKERS. I DONT KNOW WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?[/quote]

    I think the guy lives in Malibu…

    In my opinion, August 3rd is the day we should all be focusing on! I think Crittenton is the last piece to the puzzle, and our ability to winning more championships with KG in town!

  • BringDFishBack

    Im thinking i dont want any more “user takes”. I could care less wut the people on here have to say because most of them are morons that think everyone on the lakers are godly and every else sucks.

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    I found it!!!!!
    A blockbuster trade for 3 teams
    Does this sound good?!!!!

    Nets:
    Radmonvic
    Cook
    Brown
    Farmer

    Pacers:
    Bynum
    Collins
    Jefferson

    Us(lakers):
    JO
    Diogu
    Granger or Harrison (depends)

    I feel this will do it!!!!

    PG:Fisher/Parker/Critt/Williams
    SG:Bryant/Evans/Vujivic
    SF:Odom/Walton/Mckie or sign a cheap SF for under($117,000)
    PF:JO/Granger or Diogu or Harrison
    C:Mihm/Granger or Diogu or Harrison

    This is a championship right!!!!!!
    A 14 man roster exaclly how the want it!!!
    I wish Mitch will think of this!!!!!
    Try this on ESPN on the (trade-o-machine) it works!!!!!!

    But from reading above getting KG would be wounderful.

  • TheComeBacKid

    [quote comment="8938"]Im thinking i dont want any more “user takes”. I could care less wut the people on here have to say because most of them are morons that think everyone on the lakers are godly and every else sucks.[/quote]

    Then you can get the fuck off this website, bitch! Not everyone on the lakers is “godly” and not everyone else sucks…you’re a fucking douche!

  • Sham

    [quote comment="8940"][quote comment="8938"]Im thinking i dont want any more “user takes”. I could care less wut the people on here have to say because most of them are morons that think everyone on the lakers are godly and every else sucks.[/quote]

    Then you can get the fuck off this website, bitch! Not everyone on the lakers is “godly” and not everyone else sucks…you’re a fucking douche![/quote]

    Watch the language!

  • BringDFishBack

    [quote comment="8940"][quote comment="8938"]Im thinking i dont want any more “user takes”. I could care less wut the people on here have to say because most of them are morons that think everyone on the lakers are godly and every else sucks.[/quote]

    Then you can get the fuck off this website, bitch! Not everyone on the lakers is “godly” and not everyone else sucks…you’re a fucking douche![/quote]

    were you ever in the chat? To everyone in there, odom is waaaaaaay better than marion and its not even close either.

  • kool

    [quote comment="8939"]I found it!!!!!
    A blockbuster trade for 3 teams
    Does this sound good?!!!!

    Nets:
    Radmonvic
    Cook
    Brown
    Farmer

    Pacers:
    Bynum
    Collins
    Jefferson

    Us(lakers):
    JO
    Diogu
    Granger or Harrison (depends)

    I feel this will do it!!!!

    PG:Fisher/Parker/Critt/Williams
    SG:Bryant/Evans/Vujivic
    SF:Odom/Walton/Mckie or sign a cheap SF for under($117,000)
    PF:JO/Granger or Diogu or Harrison
    C:Mihm/Granger or Diogu or Harrison

    This is a championship right!!!!!!
    A 14 man roster exaclly how the want it!!!
    I wish Mitch will think of this!!!!!
    Try this on ESPN on the (trade-o-machine) it works!!!!!!

    But from reading above getting KG would be wounderful.[/quote]

    i think this is rediculous, youve been playing with the espn trade machine too much. fantasy trades.

  • Buhbur

    [quote comment="8939"]I found it!!!!!
    A blockbuster trade for 3 teams
    Does this sound good?!!!!

    Nets:
    Radmonvic
    Cook
    Brown
    Farmer

    Pacers:
    Bynum
    Collins
    Jefferson

    Us(lakers):
    JO
    Diogu
    Granger or Harrison (depends)

    I feel this will do it!!!!

    PG:Fisher/Parker/Critt/Williams
    SG:Bryant/Evans/Vujivic
    SF:Odom/Walton/Mckie or sign a cheap SF for under($117,000)
    PF:JO/Granger or Diogu or Harrison
    C:Mihm/Granger or Diogu or Harrison

    This is a championship right!!!!!!
    A 14 man roster exaclly how the want it!!!
    I wish Mitch will think of this!!!!!
    Try this on ESPN on the (trade-o-machine) it works!!!!!!

    But from reading above getting KG would be wounderful.[/quote]

    parker and williams are not gonna be on the team…

  • http://www.yahoo.com juanman888

    well maybe he’s just enjoying his vacation and nothing else…

    if KG wants to stay in minny then let him, its a free world but getting garnett will really push the LAKERS up!!!

    besides, mcFrankenstein is the dumbest GM in the entire basketball world so there is no hope of getting garnett. I wish he gets fired, only then that garnett gets traded…

    -purple & gold in asia

  • That’s Right

    Can anyone else recall any KG sightings in L.A. before the talk of trade to Lakers?

  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    Stop stockin KG.

  • saipanlakerfan

    No, can’t recall KG sightings before this. But then again, were we all watching as closely? People have a tendancy to play up evidence that supports what they want to believe, and forget about evidence that refutes it. And when it comes to KG to LA, getgarnet is a religious experience and I’m a believer!

  • Ricky

    i like the lakers’ current roster. it may not look great but it’s a deep roster, with capable players in each position. i think the idea of acquiring garnett or o’neal is good, however, the amount of players we would have to give up is too much. we don’t necessarily need garnett or o’neal, but who i think we should acquire is artest. everyone knows he’s a nut-case, but i still think he is the one player the lakers could really use. his defense is top notch and his size and strength makes him a very dangerous offensive player as well. i think a package of kwame brown, sasha vujacic, and a future first round pick should be enough to acquire artest…i don’t like having to put farmar in that trade because i think he is a great, young point guard that i don’t want to give up.

    so kwame, vujacic, and future first round pick in exchange for artest.

    then the roster would look something like this:

    centers: bynum, mihm
    power forwards: odom, turiaf, cook
    small forwards: artest, walton, radmanovic
    shooting guards: kobe, evans
    point guards: fisher, farmar, crittenton

    13 spots filled, just sign another veteran center and it’s all good.

  • That’s Right

    [quote comment="8951"]No, can’t recall KG sightings before this. But then again, were we all watching as closely? People have a tendancy to play up evidence that supports what they want to believe, and forget about evidence that refutes it. And when it comes to KG to LA, getgarnet is a religious experience and I’m a believer![/quote]

    That’s my recollection as well.

    I hate to read into things, but it is odd that KG is all over L.A. while at the same time Glen Taylor is on every radio show he can get booked on. Before this summer, I had never even heard of Glen Taylor.

    It seems to me that Minnesota is trying to keep their prize asset in the media and play both ends in order to leverage the Lakers into improving their offer. I suspect it’s true what “Laker Tom” said that K.G. does want to come to L.A. and that the the T-Wolves know the Laker front office is aware, thus advantage Lakers.

    Also, I have heard Joe McDonnell on the radio for over 10 years and known him to be very credible when it comes to inside information. He’s made his career in this city and won’t give up his credibility by spouting about a “big deal” in the works unless he had at least two sources for such information. And by the way, the reported deal of Odom to NJ and Lakers getting Gerald Wallace would not qualify in my mind as a “Big Deal” but would only underscore Kupchak and Jim Buss’ fecklesness and symbolize the down turn of the franchise. Joe has always been critical of the L.A. teams so I am comfortable in saying that getting a “B” level star (at best) would not qualify as a “Big Deal” in Joe’s mind either.

    Moreover, you have the Lakers re-signing Mihm at a relative minimum. The Lakers also have a glut of point guards. These things also point to further activity (i.e. Bynum possibly being traded maybe with Crittendon and 1st round pick and others to make $$ work). Also, despite all the bluster about G.S., Phoenix, Dallas, Chicago and Boston being possible locations for KG – nothing has happened. Which I believe suggests that either KG does want to come to L.A. or Minnesota will choke on him after he opts out next year.

    I HAVE A SUGGESTION: rather than people coming up with hypothetical trades using players that are not available or the Lakers do not even have anymore (Smush Parker, Aaron McKie), I think it would be more productive and interesting for GetGarnett (Nugget) or someone to do a smmmary list of “WHAT WE KNOW” and “WHAT WE HAVE HEARD” these past few weeks and let us all comment on the pieces, I think we could predict the Lakers’ move with some accuracy and even have a contest as to who is the closest and when the deal will occur. It may be fun and help everyone relieve their stress in the meantime.

    What do you guys think?

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    I completely agree with That’s Right. Great idea man. Very intelligent idea. Good work. You are a true Laker fan. We need more people like you on this site.

  • That’s Right

    Thanks ED24

    I’m sure you have information on your own as do others that combined will show how far along a deal is (or is not). At least its better than taking shots at Kupchak which is getting us nowhere.

  • cooleo24

    IF he spends so much time in LA, why dont he just stay in LA and play in LA 4 the LAkers.

  • cooleo24

    All he has to say is to trade him to LA …thats all

  • laker2421

    [quote comment="8954"][quote comment="8951"]No, can’t recall KG sightings before this. But then again, were we all watching as closely? People have a tendancy to play up evidence that supports what they want to believe, and forget about evidence that refutes it. And when it comes to KG to LA, getgarnet is a religious experience and I’m a believer![/quote]

    That’s my recollection as well.

    I hate to read into things, but it is odd that KG is all over L.A. while at the same time Glen Taylor is on every radio show he can get booked on. Before this summer, I had never even heard of Glen Taylor.

    It seems to me that Minnesota is trying to keep their prize asset in the media and play both ends in order to leverage the Lakers into improving their offer. I suspect it’s true what “Laker Tom” said that K.G. does want to come to L.A. and that the the T-Wolves know the Laker front office is aware, thus advantage Lakers.

    Also, I have heard Joe McDonnell on the radio for over 10 years and known him to be very credible when it comes to inside information. He’s made his career in this city and won’t give up his credibility by spouting about a “big deal” in the works unless he had at least two sources for such information. And by the way, the reported deal of Odom to NJ and Lakers getting Gerald Wallace would not qualify in my mind as a “Big Deal” but would only underscore Kupchak and Jim Buss’ fecklesness and symbolize the down turn of the franchise. Joe has always been critical of the L.A. teams so I am comfortable in saying that getting a “B” level star (at best) would not qualify as a “Big Deal” in Joe’s mind either.

    Moreover, you have the Lakers re-signing Mihm at a relative minimum. The Lakers also have a glut of point guards. These things also point to further activity (i.e. Bynum possibly being traded maybe with Crittendon and 1st round pick and others to make $$ work). Also, despite all the bluster about G.S., Phoenix, Dallas, Chicago and Boston being possible locations for KG – nothing has happened. Which I believe suggests that either KG does want to come to L.A. or Minnesota will choke on him after he opts out next year.

    I HAVE A SUGGESTION: rather than people coming up with hypothetical trades using players that are not available or the Lakers do not even have anymore (Smush Parker, Aaron McKie), I think it would be more productive and interesting for GetGarnett (Nugget) or someone to do a smmmary list of “WHAT WE KNOW” and “WHAT WE HAVE HEARD” these past few weeks and let us all comment on the pieces, I think we could predict the Lakers’ move with some accuracy and even have a contest as to who is the closest and when the deal will occur. It may be fun and help everyone relieve their stress in the meantime.

    What do you guys think?[/quote]Best post I have read on this site so far. I like your idea of making a prediction and seeing who is the closest when KG comes on Aug 4th.

  • Lakernut

    Garnett wasn’t in the same booth as the Governator, Arnold is a bandwagon. It was Posh Spice, Eva Longoria in the same booth (where was Tony Parker?).Garnett is an ADIDAS guy as Beckham is so I think that’s why KG went.

  • That’s Right

    We should start with a thread for posts of facts (trades and signings) and reported rumors (Joe McDonnell’s comment, Buss talking to Glen Taylor, etc.) Then each prediction should be logged by the site so that we have a document of who predicted it and when.

    Suggestions???

  • TheComeBacKid

    [quote comment="8942"][quote comment="8940"][quote comment="8938"]Im thinking i dont want any more “user takes”. I could care less wut the people on here have to say because most of them are morons that think everyone on the lakers are godly and every else sucks.[/quote]

    Then you can get the fuck off this website, bitch! Not everyone on the lakers is “godly” and not everyone else sucks…you’re a fucking douche![/quote]

    Watch the language![/quote]

    Sham, quit taking yourself too seriously. Calm down buddy!

  • TheComeBacKid

    I agree with That’s Rights suggestions. It would kind of build a community here rather than having everyone attack everyone else.

  • http://gmail.com Pedro La Pacas

    THERE is something weird on resigning Mihm when we have already 3 centers in Turiaf, Bynum, and Brown so then I think 2 of those already centers are leaving in a trade to acquire Kevin Garnett so they resigned Mihm because of it I think that when the day of or around Aug. 3 when Javaris can be traded that we will soon indeed acquire Kevin Garnett and Craig Smith and everyone one will be happy and will be next years champs and Kobe will be MVP of the leauge and the FINALS.

    KG to L.A.

  • http://myspace.com/wasayshahid36 wasay shahid

    i met KG and i asked him to come to LA right in his face and then he looked at me and started to laugh.

  • http://Lakers.com Ed24

    You’re a fuckin’ liar wasay shahid. Get a life.

  • KOBE

    kg was at my party last night and he said the trade will go down in august. a 3 team trade involving the kings……

  • punkjones

    Laker2421-
    Nice post! Really good read and excellent points all around. Here’s hoping KG comes through for LA.

  • TheComeBacKid

    That is a great post that That’s Right posted! And I agree that we should create some sort of tracking of what we know about trades, rumors, and whats actually been done. I think if we sort it all out, we could kinda see where this is all leading too, hopefully KG to LA!

    A great suggestion by That’s Right like I said, and maybe we can start calling days and the actual trade that will get KG to LA, kinda like a pool or something!

  • http://WWW.ALLSOUNDMUSIC.COM JCOTA

    [quote comment="8953"]i like the lakers’ current roster. it may not look great but it’s a deep roster, with capable players in each position. i think the idea of acquiring garnett or o’neal is good, however, the amount of players we would have to give up is too much. we don’t necessarily need garnett or o’neal, but who i think we should acquire is artest. everyone knows he’s a nut-case, but i still think he is the one player the lakers could really use. his defense is top notch and his size and strength makes him a very dangerous offensive player as well. i think a package of kwame brown, sasha vujacic, and a future first round pick should be enough to acquire artest…i don’t like having to put farmar in that trade because i think he is a great, young point guard that i don’t want to give up.

    so kwame, vujacic, and future first round pick in exchange for artest.

    then the roster would look something like this:

    centers: bynum, mihm
    power forwards: odom, turiaf, cook
    small forwards: artest, walton, radmanovic
    shooting guards: kobe, evans
    point guards: fisher, farmar, crittenton

    13 spots filled, just sign another veteran center and it’s all good.[/quote]
    I SAID THAT A WHILE BACK…I BELIEVE THAT TO!!!
    HE WOULD BRING INTENSITY TO US AND BE ANOTHER GREAT OPTION …???

  • http://getgarnett.com kevin bryant #24

    [quote comment="8939"]I found it!!!!!
    A blockbuster trade for 3 teams
    Does this sound good?!!!!

    Nets:
    Radmonvic
    Cook
    Brown
    Farmer

    Pacers:
    Bynum
    Collins
    Jefferson

    Us(lakers):
    JO
    Diogu
    Granger or Harrison (depends)

    I feel this will do it!!!!

    PG:Fisher/Parker/Critt/Williams
    SG:Bryant/Evans/Vujivic
    SF:Odom/Walton/Mckie or sign a cheap SF for under($117,000)
    PF:JO/Granger or Diogu or Harrison
    C:Mihm/Granger or Diogu or Harrison

    This is a championship right!!!!!!
    A 14 man roster exaclly how the want it!!!
    I wish Mitch will think of this!!!!!
    Try this on ESPN on the (trade-o-machine) it works!!!!!!

    But from reading above getting KG would be wounderful.[/quote]
    hey that team sucks!!! that team is a 100% loser team dont be ridiculous i prefer the actual laker team that your team
    sorry but horrible descicion

  • http://futbol-mundial2010.com.ar Argentina equipo Mundial

    Buenas ! seria mucha molestia brindar un poco mas de info sobre este tema ??? esta muy bueno el blog, un saludo y arriba el futbol !