Star Tribune: I have a question about whether world-class athletes should even smoke cigars and cigarettes.
“Well, probably not,” said Barreiro. “That doesn’t really bother me. But that’s not exactly treating the temple, as some athletes call their bodies, with great dignity.”
After McHale settled down, Barreiro said he was privy to “a series of off-the-record observations about the state of the team and how we got here.”
How long before Kevin Garnett gets traded to the Bulls or the Lakers?
“I’m not convinced he’s going to wind up anywhere,” said Barreiro, who said there are lots of funny things about the K.G. situation at the website getgarnett.com.
“To me, the step that is going to have to be taken is for him to go in and say flat out I want out which I don’t think he’s done yet. I think they are going to be stubborn about that,” said Barreiro. “My issue is that I don’t want McHale to be the guy to have that opportunity.”
Lest Barreiro forget, McHale is the best GM in sports, according to Forbes.
“Forbes-dot-com, baby,” said Barreiro. “Forbes-dot-com.”
Wonder what those Forbes people are smoking?