Garnett Watch 2007Seems 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. :neutral:

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.

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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. :wink:

  • http://www.myspace.com/stevesspace TheEclectic

    Seems as though KG is well aware of how badly LA and its fans want him in the purple and gold. Unfortunately – I take this encounter as a bad omen. I mean KG knew this guy wasn’t press, he could have given him a “we’ll see” or a “i don’t know man” or something really innocuous like that, but instead he stonewalled the guy and threw love out to a woman who yells something about minny.

    What I get from this encounter is that KG really doesn’t want to leave Minny and secondly, he might not even want to come to LA… which really places us (the fans) in a strange position… I hope this was just him being safe and trying not to stir the pot, but the randomness of this encounter tells me this is probably the realest KG we’ve seen this summer in terms of his wanting to leave and/or come to LA.

  • Justin M.

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  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment=”8619″]wow, what did i say[/quote]
    I don’t know. What did you say?

  • Faith

    It’s James Blake not Steve Blake (who plays in the nba) lol.

    I think we need to just let KG know we want him here without being obnoxious or forceful. At the end of the day there’s a fine line between showing him he’s wanted, and he should acome here…and him deciding we ain’t worth it, that he can’t rest and should never come to LA at all.

  • dude

    KG needs to learn the difference between being loyal and that of being a fool…

  • http://twitter.com/nugge7 The Nugget

    [quote comment=”8621″]It’s James Blake not Steve Blake (who plays in the nba) lol.[/quote]
    D’oh! Thanks. Fixed. :D

  • SILO

    KG IS JUST BEING STUBBORN NOW. DAMN BOY WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CHAMPIONSHIP GLORY HERE. SOMEBODY SMACK THAT GUY AND WAKE HIM UP FROM HIS DREAM OF WINNING A RING IN MINI.

  • Cyrus

    I think we are creating the “Fatal Attraction” syndrome in KG and exactly this “Fatal Attraction” by LA fans is turning him off.

  • Lakers24-7

    Yeah, let’s kick back and not “scare” KG away. we love him. we want and need him here….but let’s not push him away. YOU’RE WELCOMED HERE KG!! We’ll show you loyalty and respect….just like the man you are!

  • Rpoc

    He turned him off!! We need a fine woman yelling KG to L.A. but not a whore or tramp.

  • Nikko

    I don’t understand people showing loyalty to their employers, it’s a business, your employer will do what’s best for him, and not show you loyalty.. be loyal to your family and friends..that I get. If sounds like KG wants to stay, you discourage us, dawggy.. but if he decides to stay, he’ll never win a title there. We hope you change your mind KG!

  • DeepFrost

    Um… you know guys… what else was he supposed to do???? Scream out ‘Yeah, fuck McHale and the rest of the crew, fuck Taylor, fuck ‘Sota, I’m coming to L.A.!”

    He plays safe, like he doesn’t wanna leave but business is business…

    Just WAIT AND SEE!!!

    Peace out

  • Q WUOR

    KNICKS TO MAKE SOME CUTS
    NICHOLS; THEIR SUMMER LEAGUE DEFENSIVE SF THAT CAN STROKE THE JUMPER LIKE NO OTHER MIGHT BE CUT

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_22824.shtml
    HERE ARE HIS STATS

    http://www.nba.com/summerleague2007/players/index.jsp?player=demetris_nichols.

    THIS GUY IS ATLETIC..HE CAN BACK UP LUKE & VLAD HE CAN COME FOR SMUSH $$$

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta Kenny

    wow…KG …

  • lakerfan81

    this is interesting.

    By FRED KERBER
    LAWRENCE FRANK Getting extension.
    LAWRENCE FRANK
    Getting extension.
    PrintEmailDigg ItRedditPermalinkStory Bottom

    July 20, 2007 — The Nets’ summer makeover came close to being far more drastic.

    According to multiple league sources, the Nets were “very close” to completing a three-team trade that would have landed Lamar Odom from the Lakers while sending Richard Jefferson to the Bobcats. The Lakers, in turn, would have received Gerald Wallace from Charlotte.

    heres the link:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07202007/sports/nets/deals_fall_through__big_3_stays_intact_nets_fred_kerber.htm

  • lakerfan81

    This is also interesting though it does not have to do with the Lakers.

    July 20, 2007 — THE FBI is investigating an NBA referee who allegedly was betting on basketball games – including ones he was officiating during the past two seasons – as part of an organized-crime probe in the Big Apple, The Post has learned.

    ———

    One source close to the probe counted the number of games on which the ref and his wiseguy buddies scored windfalls in the “double digits.” NBA Commissioner David Stern is aware of the investigation and has a report about the referee on his desk, another source said. New York Post

    heres the link: http://www.nypost.com/seven/07202007/news/columnists/nba_in_a_fix_columnists_murray_weiss.htm

  • mlkg721

    Well, as far as KG not wanting to leave “sota”, then so be it. i want Garnett on the lakers as much as the next fan. i know him and Kobe wil bee a ridiculous combination, ut if the guy desires lyalty to an employer over winning a ring, then thats KGs loss. He stay in a Minny uniform for the rest of his career and he might not make the playoffs again. I dont’t kow what to take form this encounter, I probably would of handled it a little differently if i saw him. But shout out to kginla2006 for at least gettin in his ear. We need to get some players who want to try to win for LOS ANGELES. We dont really know whats going on behind closed doors, so I wont give up yet. But if we can try to get J.O. and Artest, then I think we’re good.

  • Lakernut

    The Omen is bad, I think the L.A. Lakers fans are getting to KG and it’s pissing him off, if he doesn’t want to come to the Lakers then so be it, we don’t need another whining lil bytch but damn we need him lol.

  • lakerfan81

    Here is a trade that I think might work. the only problem with it is it puts the Lakers way over the Luxury tax which makes it very difficult to sign any more players, But Lamar’s contract is only 2yrs longer so I think the Bad fiscal implications could be fixed in about 3-4 yrs if it did not work out. It is very risky but I think with this line up the Lakers could contend for 2-3 yrs, assuming everyone stays healthy.

    Lakers trade Vlad to Houstoun (they have an over abundance of PG and need some shooting so Vlad can play back up to scola win the Rockets need some 3-point shooting), Bynum, Brown, 2008 1st rnd pick to Indiana.

    Houston trades Alston to Indiana.

    Indiana trades JO to the Lakers.

    The lakers then need to sign one more big man for front court depth; PJ Brown. they would be way over the Luxury tax though so signing any more players would cost double what they sign for.

    But the Lakers would have a line up of:

    C: Brown/Mihm
    PF: O’neal, Cook, Turiaf
    SF: Odom/Walton
    SG: Kobe/Evans/sasha
    PG: Farmar/Fisher/Crittenton

    Thats a good line up. the only problem is Luxury tax. The lakers would have a salary aroung 74M next season. That means the Lakers would be paying 6-7M in luxury tax. This only goes up the following year. The financial risks of such a trade are enormous. I’m not sure if it is worth it especially with Odom’s and O’neal’s track record of injuries. But we would be getting rid of Vlad long contract which helps alleviate the financial burden a little bit.

    I am also not sure if Houston would be willing to do a Alston for Vlad. But considering their logjam at PG and combo Guards and stagnant offense last season they might. I also think Indiana would like this trade. They would get a PG in the deal, which they sorely need. They could then try to move Tinsley (good luck with that though) We could also throw in Sasha in the deal and take back Orion greene or another low salary player (to fill in the roster that way we have 13 people on contract-league minimum). Sasha is an expiring contract plus he would provide 3-pt shooting for a coach that likes to shoot 3s.

    Like I said its risky. Not sure if it is worth the financial risk because of injuries.

  • :|

    leave him alone, poor guy.

  • KOBE

    so it looks loke we are trying to get rid of odom now for less of a star player. maybe we trying to cut salary to land kg….

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07202007/sports/nets/deals_fall_through__big_3_stays_intact_nets_fred_kerber.htm

  • KBisDarthVader

    [quote comment=”8641″]this is interesting.

    By FRED KERBER
    LAWRENCE FRANK Getting extension.
    LAWRENCE FRANK
    Getting extension.
    PrintEmailDigg ItRedditPermalinkStory Bottom

    July 20, 2007 — The Nets’ summer makeover came close to being far more drastic.

    According to multiple league sources, the Nets were “very close” to completing a three-team trade that would have landed Lamar Odom from the Lakers while sending Richard Jefferson to the Bobcats. The Lakers, in turn, would have received Gerald Wallace from Charlotte.

    heres the link:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07202007/sports/nets/deals_fall_through__big_3_stays_intact_nets_fred_kerber.htm/quote

    i call bs on this trade. doesnt make any sense for anyone other than the nets.

    if it was close to happening, mitch is lucky it didnt because i seriously would have found him on the streets and cut him. i like wallaces game, but he lamar is way filthier. and didn’t he just sign a pretty big contract? this is scary to me, if we were close to trading lamar for wallace it means no JO and no KG…

  • RoeBoat

    SEEMS LIKE THIS IS GETTING A BIT ANNOYING.
    BUT ON THE OTHER HAND WHY WOULD YOU BE IN THE SAME LOCATION
    AS THE TEAM THAT WANTS YOU BADLY IF YOU FEEL LIKE ITS TO MUCH.JUST DON’T BE IN CALI FOR A WHILE AND WAIT UNTIL YOU GO TO ANOTHER TEAM TO COME BACK.CAUSE RIGHT NOW ITS DAMN NEAR A FRENZY IF NOT THAT ALL READY.BUT REGARDLESS I HAVE A FEELING THE LAKERS WILL BE FINE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.

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

    Give up man. KG not gonna play 4 da lakers. U still gonna get Jermaine O’Neal.

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    [quote comment=”8641″]this is interesting.

    By FRED KERBER
    LAWRENCE FRANK Getting extension.
    LAWRENCE FRANK
    Getting extension.
    PrintEmailDigg ItRedditPermalinkStory Bottom

    July 20, 2007 — The Nets’ summer makeover came close to being far more drastic.

    According to multiple league sources, the Nets were “very close” to completing a three-team trade that would have landed Lamar Odom from the Lakers while sending Richard Jefferson to the Bobcats. The Lakers, in turn, would have received Gerald Wallace from Charlotte.

    heres the link:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07202007/sports/nets/deals_fall_through__big_3_stays_intact_nets_fred_kerber.htm/quote

    This sounds stupid!!!!!!

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    [quote comment=”8644″]The Omen is bad, I think the L.A. Lakers fans are getting to KG and it’s pissing him off, if he doesn’t want to come to the Lakers then so be it, we don’t need another whining lil bytch but damn we need him lol.[/quote]

    Wow you are goin’ a little far KOBE is not a whiner. He is just brilliant.

  • somelakerfan1

    i saw him in malibu and i dont kno but he was pissed off badly
    dont kno maybe ppl were sayin come to la come to la

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    LO/Bynum for JO: Heck NO!!!
    Bynum/Radmonivic/Farmer for JO: YES!!!
    Bynum/Brown/Farmer for JO: Yes!!!
    Bynum/Cook/Farmer for JO: YES!!!
    Bynum/Cook/Brown for JO: Heck NO!!!
    LO/Bynum for KG: Yes!!!
    Bynum/LO/Farmer: YES!!!
    I love to get KG over JO, but JO seems more reasonable.
    Cause we got to get rid of Odom for KG. Getting JO without giving up Odom is very good because of Cap room.
    JO and LO is a little bit better duo then KG and Walton tangent do you think so?
    This might sound reasonable to Kobe and Laker fans!!!!
    PG:Fisher/Parker/Critts/S.Williams or Boykens
    SG:Bryant/Evans/Vujivic
    SF:Odom/Walton/Cook
    PF:JO/Tariaf
    C: Mihm/Brown
    I think KG is nuts, he doesnt say much!!!!!

  • Ruin323

    SEEMS LIKE THIS IS GETTING A BIT ANNOYING.
    BUT ON THE OTHER HAND WHY WOULD YOU BE IN THE SAME LOCATION
    AS THE TEAM THAT WANTS YOU BADLY IF YOU FEEL LIKE ITS TO MUCH.JUST DON’T BE IN CALI FOR A WHILE AND WAIT UNTIL YOU GO TO ANOTHER TEAM TO COME BACK.CAUSE RIGHT NOW ITS DAMN NEAR A FRENZY IF NOT THAT ALL READY.BUT REGARDLESS I HAVE A FEELING THE LAKERS WILL BE FINE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.

    Why does KG need to not come hom just because of some immature fans that canot approach him the Right way, I know we are enthusiastic and want to show him we want him but go about it the right way and dont annoy him becuase that is all some fans are doing, now to coment on what you wrote RoeBoat – if the man wants to come to LA he can, he is a man and he can do as he pleases, but about this whole KG to LA im over it, it is so blatantly obvious KG does not want to be a Laker,I would love it if he cam and I am a huge fan of KG but when it comes down to it, Fuck KG, HE DOES NOT WANT TO COME TO LA, WHY CANT YOU GUYS SEE THAT, IT IS GOOD TO BE OPTIMISTIC BUT DAMN, ITS A LOST CAUSE, HE IS NOT COMING AND HE DOES NOT WANT TO COME!!! I love this web site and I would love for it to stay up but the name needs to change. A good suggestion would be keepkobe.com. I appologize if i offend some of you but just please let it go, he is not coming and the reason is he does not want to come, if he did he would already be here in LA, (and not just visiting. You guys need to stop looking into the little things and stop magnifying them, he is just going about his business. You guys should do the same.

  • frank

    kevin Garnett wont sign a tennis ball for a kid, thats messed up man, forget this dude. We dont need him hes overpaid, and all he cares is money and extensions (contracts). Let him stay in Minny, LAKERS are bigger than KG why should we bow down!

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    I know they should change this site to GETJONEALANDKEEP/KOBE-ODOM.COM/LAKERS

  • magic32

    Hey the nugget you should get a couple of buddies for like the next event with kg in it and make getgarnett.com t-shirts and then say kg you need to come to la minny sucks. also say why you so loyal to mr mcfail then see his reaction. thats what i would do.

  • DEMARCOS HARDWELL

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/trademachine?teams=13~16&players=2748~1016~2421~1998~353~3031~261~617&sendto=16~16~16~16~13~13~13~16&from=13~13~13~13~16~16~16~13

    HERE WE GO MINNY GOT WUT DEY WANT YOUNG PLAYERS AND TRADE HUDSON PLUS GET A 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK…….
    WUT DO YALL THINK???

  • JAY

    this is how i see it……if he’s going to be a DICK like that….then me as a Laker fan don’t want him to be here…come on now…….don’t kiss Kevin Garnett’s ass now…Kobe knows he doesnt need him…you can put way better players around KB24