Kevin Garnett is an incredibly intense man on the basketball court and it seems that he has that hostile intensity off it as well.
One of the feel good stories of the 2015 NBA trade deadline is the return of Garnett to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team that drafted him all the way back in 1995.
Whilst Garnett has moved back for personal reasons and to retire with the franchise, that doesn't mean he is going to relax any. And it seems that at least one of his new T'Wolves teammates is already terrified of him.
According to a report from the Pioneer Press, Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine is scared of the volatile veteran.
"This is his locker and I'm actually kind of scared because I think he is going to say something about me being in his locker," LaVine told Tom Powers.
The rookie added he told Garnett to take his old spot back. "I did more than offer. I wanted him to take it," LaVine emphasised. "I wanted him to sit there. I said 'I'll move!'"
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Instead, Garnett decided to take the locker right next to LaVine meaning the dunk contest winning teenager is never going to get a moment's rest and will always have to be on his best behaviour. Lord have mercy if LaVine gets his phone out before a game.
“As one of our veteran guys told our young guys yesterday, ‘Hey, listen, when KG walks in the locker room your phones better be tucked away, because if they’re not, they’re going to get thrown in the toilet on game night,’ ” Flip Saunders noted.
“He changed their culture,” Minnesota's head coach Saunders said of Garnett’s time with the Boston Celtics. “Doc (Rivers) told me that. They had veteran players and everything else, but when he went in the locker room, the music was cut off and everything.”
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