BOSTON - Jeff Green is a nice guy. It’s just who he is. But between the lines on the NBA hardwood, nice guys finish last. They certainly don’t finish at the rim with loud dunks in traffic.

Something had to give, and one dunk may have changed everything.

On a Midwest road trip just a few days ago, Kevin Garnett told Green to be more of a, well, seeing as this is a family website, we’ll just say that Garnett told him to be a mean guy.

A bad dude. A jerk. Unfriendly. Rude.