The Conference Call East: February 11, 2008
Posted Feb 18 2008 2:57PM
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I've Been Waiting for this Moment...
We've all seen the intensity on KG's face as he plays this game, and it's unparalleled in probably all of professional sports. So I'll stand back when the beats of "In The Air Tonight" come blaring through the speakers in Boston during a late timeout, and Garnett himself is pantomiming the drum solo as he returns to the floor. As Celtics announcer Sean Grande reports on Celtics.com, Kevin Garnett did an interview recently, in which among other things, he professed his affection for "In The Air Tonight", and the drum solo that is its signature. Cue the music.... director.
The C's in-game entertainment crew was immediately on the case and many of us will now never look at that song in the same way. KG has always walked to a beat of a different drummer, which was why it was so important to him to be on the Celtics trip last week back to Minnesota Garnett is still nursing an abdominal strain, but his absence on the court didn't mean he had to be absent from his return home.
It's moments like the air drums that make Garnett not only one of the best athletes in Boston, but also the most popular. Those same attributes made him a very part of the fabric of Minnesota for years. KG loved his time there and still feels that loyalty today. Much like using a Phil Collins song to get ready to go, that's another attribute seldom seen in an athlete of his caliber.
Shake it Up
Lang Whitaker on Hawks.com takes a look at the Atlanta heading into the All-Star break, and thinks things might need to be shaken up.
You're a Shooting Star
Chris Duhon will be on his way to New Orleans over the All-Star break to compete in the Haier Shooting Stars contest. Duhon will be joined by WNBA All-Star and Sky forward Candice Dupree and three-time NBA champion B.J. Armstrong for team Chicago.
Cavaliers G Daniel Gibson is one of the many stars looking to take the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout crown away from Jason Kapono on All-Star Saturday night.
Clean Cut for Grandma
Travis Diener checks in with a new blog entry, talking about his new clean-cut look. Of course it's all for Grandma (no, Larry Johnson has nothing to do with it).
Back in the Saddle
Bucks.com takes a look at Desmond Mason's return to the court. The Cowboy had a tough time watching from the sidelines.
More Good Injury News
Nenad Krstic updates his blog with more good news on his comeback. He's mentally prepared for basketball and back out on the court again.
Knicks guard Jamal Crawford earned one of the highest honors bestowed on New York athletes, as he received the prestigious Thurman Munson Award.
Super Bowl Style
Orlando native Kawika Mitchell, will be honored at halftime of Monday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The talented linebacker helped lead the New York Giants to the Super Bowl crown.
And I'll end this blog on something I know I probably shouldn't make fun of. So instead I'll just say nothing at all.