Seems like our Lakers savior is a tennis fan since his been attending a few tennis games down here in UCLA. Plus, spending time with his good friend, top U.S.A. player, James Blake. Plus, he went back and watched another friend of Blake play. Also, the Sacramento Bee reported recently that Garnett is expected to participate in Mike Bibby’s upcoming Fantasy Camp in Rocklin starting July 23. Busy guy, eh?
However, that didn’t stop Clublakers’ poster kginla2006 from spreading the movement to Garnett himself, even if he sort of had to force it upon him.
Here’s a recap of what he did to spread the movement:
Thought I’d let you guys know I saw KG tonight at the Countrywide tennis tourny at ucla. I waited outside the courts for him for awhile, wearing a Lakers t shirt, once the Blake match was done. And there he was (Garnett) as he passed right by me out of the players lounge clubhouse and almost no one noticed nor said much of anything waiting for James Blake to sign autographs and not kg (KG declined to sign anything saying to one kid “I’m not a tennis player, so i wont sign ur tennis ball”). I yelled to KG ,”come to la come to la man come on!” He didnt answer. Then some woman next to me yells, “KG ya minnnnnnesottta”. He looks back at her and says “ya, thats what up!” I was definitely pissed but happy to see KG and I was able to mention a brief “go to getgarnett.com” before he exited the area. Luckily I ran into him again about 5 minutes later with barely anyone around him as he was leaving the tennis center. I said from about 2 feet away, “come on kg come to the lakers man we need you, we love you man.” NO ANSWER! He barely acknowledged me and so as he’s walking to the exit for the parking lot I say “think about it man think about it!” And there it is, my KG encounter in a nutshell. He’s still a great guy though EVEN though it appears he doesnt want to leave minni. Dont believe me? Heres a pic, apologies for the poor quality of my camera-phone.
Oh, and if you do see Kevin Garnett on the streets of L.A., be sure to let him know that the Purple and Gold fans want him to stay here. While your at it, throw a “GetGarnett.com” plug in there too.