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our dreams...Dear Kevin,

All throughout your career you have been known as a hard worker, great teammate, exceptional player, and extremely loyal. You have put your whole heart into your organization, played hard every night, and even though things have been really tough, never have you embarrassed yourself or your organization.

Generally speaking, when a player of your caliber acts and carries himself in such a professional manner, he’s rewarded with his home fans adoration, and support from his bosses. Sadly, neither is the case with you. Your home fans have, and continue to take you for granted, not knowing that an athlete with the skills and loyalty that you exhibit night in and night out only come once in a lifetime. This sort of apathy and complacency can’t be blamed on only the fans though… Your bosses, Mr. Glen Taylor and Kevin McHale, can carry most of the blame for your current situation.

Year after year, they thank you for your loyalty with the Darco Milicic’s, and the Marco Jaric’s of the NBA. They seem to be content with coming in last, and going to the Draft Lottery. They seem content to sometimes reaching the playoffs but never winning. They seem content to just use your name for marketing purposes and to bring in the fans.

Now, if I didn’t know anything about you I would think that you were just part of that web of losers, but fortunately I do know a little about your character and dedication. I know that losing is not something that you accept, and not something that you condone. I know that every time your team loses, it eats you up inside till you can’t take it. I know that every time you slam it in some ones face you’re taking your frustration out on that rim. You are great, and you are “loyal to a fault,” like Stephen A. Smith correctly pronounced. And you now what? That’s what makes you Kevin Garnett.

Now, let me ask you, do you wish to be remembered as the superstar so loyal to his team that he swallowed loss after loss and never once felt the joy of getting that elusive ring? Or, do you want to be remembered as the legend that was idolized for bringing an organization back from the brink by doing what was best for him, after giving up so much.

This is the time where you change your future… You have two choices… Choose your unwarranted loyalty to your beloved ‘Sota or you do what’s right for you and your career… And ask to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Year after year you have seen the Lakers dedication towards winning, and you have watched the Lakers win championships from home. Don’t you want to be part of that? Don’t you want to know what it feels like to have the support of your bosses, and not to mention playing with the best player in the NBA? Don’t you want to win now? I know you do.

I’m sure you have noticed the Lakers are in a state of turmoil right now. Kobe has asked to be traded, and the past few years we have not performed up to our normal standards. That doesn’t take away from our history and our vast opportunity for you here. You would be viewed as the savior, the hero, the one who came in and helped Kobe take us back to the Promised Land.

As you well know, your opportunity for a championship is fading. I don’t think you want to be the modern day Karl Malone and never win anything. What good is being an all time great, but not have any rings to show for it?

So, Mr. Kevin Garnett, what’s it going to be? Glory or Loyalty?

Remember, thousands of Los Angeles Lakers fans rest their hopes on your decision. We appreciate what you do day in and day out. We pass countless hours in front of our computer monitors, checking whether you’re even a possibility! That’s what you can expect here in Los Angeles. Fans that show up every game and support its team. Losing is not an option in the minds of all Laker fans. We want to win, and win with you because you deserve this. You deserve to get your dues.

So, remember thousands of fans will be awaiting your decision because all we want is to Get Garnett.

Sincerely,
The True Laker Fans

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/YKASTRO KINGK8BE24

    KG ALL THE WAY..LAKER FANS WILL SUPPORT YOU ALLWAYZ..PLEASE COME TO L.A THINK ABOUT IT.

    KOBE
    KG
    D-FISH
    C-NHIM
    LUKE
    THINK ABOUT IT…WIN IS WHAT U WHANT COME 2 L.A

  • http://getgarnett kobe44

    we aint getting anybody Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • http://getgarnett kobe44

    next years line up will be
    Fisher
    Kobe
    Luke
    Lamar
    Andrew/Mihm

    Off to the lottery we go

  • J-Cool

    Nice Article

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/YKASTRO KINGK8BE24

    KG IF YOU STAY A T-WOLF..YOU ARE NEVER GOING 2 BE A CHAMP! DAWM U SAY I HATE 2 LOOSE BUT IT LOOK’S LIKE ALL YOU GONNA DO IN 2007-2008 HIS LOOSE..DAWM WTF IS GOING ON TELL US PLEASE..MAKE A CONFRENCE AND TELL US WHATS GOING ON!..IM IN THIS WEB SITE ALL THE TIME…ALL THE TIME!! HOPEING 2 SEE(KG A LAKER!!) BUT ALL I SEE IS LAKERS TALKING 2 KG OR KG AND SUNS..WTF IS GOING ON TELL US..COMMON PICK —-(WIN)OR (LOOSE) PICK…(LAKERS WIN) (MINI LOOSE) ????????????????!

  • billyboy

    yeah, we ain’t getting anybody…..

    serious, this shit is getting on my nerves.

    do it mitch ! :/

  • http://www.getgarnett.com Fred A.

    Imagine,

    Fisher
    Bryant
    Odom
    KG
    Mihm

    Come on KG make the brillant decision!!!!!!!

  • fred0s

    Here is what would be the best scenerio, we let Garnett stay in Minnesota for 1 more year until he opts out of his contract. Then we sign him to a free agent deal now that we are going to have Kwame’s and a few other’s deal off the books.

  • ray

    if garnett opts out, that doesn’t mean he’ll come here. his first choice is phoenix. and they won’t have to trade amare for him

  • nba analyst

    This letter reminds me of the time by daughter (age 7 at the time) wanted a pony for Christmas. And of course, it was a silly notion, no matter how badly she wanted the pony.

    “But pleeeeze Daddy, can I have a pony (KG, will you please come to LA)?

    Garnett only has a choice in this is he chooses to raise a stink, and his personality isn’t like that….looks to me like he has a bit too much personal dignity for that. And he knows darned well that coming to LA isn’t going to guarantee a championship. That is a fantasy of the fans, not reality.

    Carry on…..

  • laker2421

    Great Article KG2LA

  • lakers4life

    imagine if he really read it then came come of this letter

  • Sep08

    We all think that LA is the front runner for KG. But where are we getting this idea from?? KG would have a better chance of winning a championship in Phoenix or already title contenders in the west. Even if he came to the west we wouldn’t be guaranteed a championship. KG’s choice is his to make and not ours. One thing in the article which is not right is the writer’s notion that the lakers are a winning organization. The lakers in the past 3 years have done nothing to improve and garnett has seen this, he only had 4 years left to play in the NBA and why would he committ himself to an organization which is going downhill just like the wolves?????

  • lakerfollower111

    because he has kobe

  • Ericks323

    How can you say we aren’t a winning organazation? What the hell are you on bro? or better yet do you even watch basketball? Take a look at our history do some research, and then speak. You clearly must be a championless phoenix fan.

  • Sep08

    [quote comment=”8371″]How can you say we aren’t a winning organazation? What the hell are you on bro? or better yet do you even watch basketball? Take a look at our history do some research, and then speak. You clearly must be a championless phoenix fan.[/quote]

    The lakers are no longer a winning organization.This is due to their management. Just look at 10 years ago, we were able to either deal for or draft players like shaq, kobe, eddie jones, fisher, van excel, etc…….
    And now look at the past 3 years??? Farmar,Brown, cook, sasha???? With the way things are going I don’t see the lakers pulling off any deals since they don’t have much to offer. Imagine if the lakers had to deal Kobe Bryant, would you trade him for bynum and odom??? This is the same case that Minnessota is in, they have one of the best players in the NBA and want real value for him. They also have him locked up for 1 and possibly 2 more years. The lakers of the past were alot more successful because they had great management and we also can’t forget that the lakers of the past played in a smaller league with the same number of good players but less teams. You will never had the showtime lakers again, salary wise it’s not possible and obtaining 4 superstars is unthinkable in today’s game.

  • strikemode14

    Dear Kg

    I know KG you love Minny, it’s been good to you and your family is settled there. I understand that is very important to you. However if you come to L.A and join up with Kobe that would give you a great shot in winning a title. You would get the recognition you deserve that other bigs such as Shaq and Duncan get. As much as you like Minny you have to realize at this point they are once again in a rebuilding phase. They haven’t really made any aggressive signings to get you help. You have served the wolves very well over the years but, I really think it’s time to move on before you get too old to win a ring.

    from
    strikemode14