Look, I like Kevin Garnett. He's someone that I'd one day like to meet, although apparently, he's not as great a guy as everyone thinks he is. I understand and appreciate the pure excitement that comes with winning, especially for someone like Garnett, who was mired in mediocrity in Minnesota for a dozen years. I even understand that he's more than a little, uh, emotional person on and off the court; and it rubs off on his teammates. He definitely leaves it all out on the floor each and every night. However, KG's infamous saying is so wrong for when he said it.
You see, in order for anything to be possible, one would have to conquer a seemingly unconquerable series of circumstances that were previously viewed as, dare I say, impossible. Allow me to map out the Celtics' series of circumstances. Last off-season, Boston traded the #5 pick and some other stuff to
KG's words did inspire me though. I began thinking of situations in which, when triumphant, one can
- Black people: successfully hail a cab in New York City (good luck with that one).
- Solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded.
- Defeat "Sandman" Sims in a challenge.
- Get Carl Lewis to carry a (correct) note.
- Find a good play made by Brian Russell.
- Talk some sense into Chad
- Become President
So yes, KG, anything is possible. Especially when you're superior to everyone else and expected to be so. Gimme a break.