What if… KG had landed in L.A.?

Ahh “what if” Reminds me of that website these fans started back in the day… GetGarnett.com or something like that – don’t remember who it was though… (yes it was us).

whatifSports Illustraded: We all remember how it ended last June, the Celtics winning their 17th NBA championship, Paul Pierce brandishing the Finals MVP trophy, Doc Rivers with a silly smile and a sticky suit, Kevin Garnett essentially losing his marbles in the clamor and the confetti, and Kobe Bryant subdued, almost unresponsive at times, after a 39-point drubbing in Game 6.

We tend to forget, though, how it all began, nearly 12 months earlier. At least, that’s when the initial trade rumors emerged, that Minnesota was seriously shopping Kevin Garnett and the Lakers were seriously interested. Team owners Jerry Buss and Glen Taylor talked about it, basketball bosses Mitch Kupchak and Kevin McHale talked about it, Bryant and Garnett most definitely talked about it.

But it stayed just that — talk — and McHale eventually went all Celtics pride on the L.A. team, sending Garnett instead to Boston and old pal Danny Ainge in a move that, as some saw it, should have earned the Timberwolves’ vice president another championship ring. From that point, Bryant and Garnett were stuck on opposite sides of the NBA’s most storied rivalry, one West, one East, purple and gold versus green and white, as far apart geographically and competitively as possible.

Still.

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  • http://ld2k.com Chris Manning

    Got Garnett?

  • baltimoresbest01

    that picture doesn’t even look right

  • imfasterthanur

    Huh? Well written, so I’m not attacking the writer, but the the topic itself is a waste of space.

    The timing of this article is all wrong. Why would it be posted AFTER we defeated the Garnett-led Celtics? I don’t see why this is even a relevant topic at the moment. It would make more sense to post this if both the Lakers and Celtics were struggling – which both are not. So I don’t see why the Lakers would consider a what if with a player that is on hated team.

  • KING-BQ1981

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    WORD!!!!!

  • Drake Hunter

    F U C K Garnett.com

  • LakersNo1

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    i concur

  • sketch

    TAKE THE FCUKIN PICTURE OFF! That MOFO doesn’t deserve to don the purple and gold colors! He’s a punk and that’s all he’s ever been and will ever be! He got punked by LO and the whole world saw it!

    I wouldn’t ever want him now, knowing how big of an A-hole he is! Plus if we did, we would have lost Bynum and never would have gotten Pau! So Fcuk him and the Celdicks!

    Oh yeah, so KG…how did that taste last night huh? Did it taste like a regular season game? Try tellin yourself that and your fans that again…no one will be dumb enough to believe that! Except maybe you…can’t even get a high enough SAT score to get into a juco!

  • DWinsRings

    “I dont believe in What ifs” Shaq

  • Ocho X’s 3!!!

    At this point…who really cares! Garnett is a Celtic so in my book…once a Celtic…I have to say F*CK YOU!!!

  • Smush Walton

    He had his chance to be with a class team and he blew it. The same goes for that mental midget Ron Artest (Lord knows we have enough of those on this team as it is now.)

    His “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!” shows what a moron this guy is anyway. Let him rot in Boston. When we are full strength we’ll mop the floor with them.

  • sketch

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    actually, his “anything is possbile” slogan is a great campaign slogan for him. you’re right, he really is a moron. this guy doesn’t have the grades or the test scores to get into college that’s why he went straight into the NBA. and he’s now making 100s of millions of dollars. so, see, the slogan is true…even a dumb ass like him can be well taken care of in this life.

  • http://www.modenadude.com/ThaDogg Imadogg

    Lol at no one here remembering GetGarnett.

    And Chris, when’s the last time you spelled “Illustrated” correctly haha.

  • lakerschamps09

    i remember getgarnett.com but bleep that now… fu k kg…. lets go lakers

  • YellowPurpleFever

    Who gives a $hitt about Garnett now. Move on and take of Lebronze on sunday. LA ALLTHEWAY !

  • portman

    the more retarded question would be:

    WHAT IF… J.O. HAD LANDED IN LA?

    oh and please remove that photo. it disgusts me and everybody else i’m sure.