Kevin Garnett is one of a rare breed of NBA players. The legendary forward was a trash talking extraordinaire who could always be relied on to hype up his teammates.
After he retired from the league on Friday, a lot of stories have been doing the rounds that showed just how crazy 'The Big Ticket' really was.
He was always hyped, playing at 110 percent on the court and scaring the life out of his opponents with his relentless talking.
But our favourite story comes from his former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and doesn't even involve the hardwood.
Rivers said:, via VICE Sports: "A lot of people do all their howling on the court and they're faking just for attention, but what he does is genuine.
"So one day we were at his house and we were watching Puff Daddy's show 'Making the Band', and in one of the scenes, some new guys came in and were trying to sing and were trying to compete against the guys who had been there. And KG just got so hyped.
"'M************, you've got to stand up for yours! You've got to fight! M***********, you've got to come together!' He's going crazy, he's sweaty. And he just head butts the wall and put a hole in the wall of his house."
KG really was something else.