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Wake Up With Kevin Garnett's Incredible Interview With John Thompson

This interview took place what feels like a lifetime ago during the 2004-05 season. The Timberwolves were coming off a 58 win season the year before and had lost in 6 games to the Lakers in the WCF after being bounced in the first round for 7 straight years. Garnett was 28 in this clip and was the reigning MVP. The man was a certified monster averaging 21/12/5 and one of the most impressive parts about his career up until this point is KG always played. No matter what. Looking at his games played is pretty ridiculous, a nice run of 80, 77, 82, 47 (lockout), 81, 81, 81, 82, 82, 82 it's safe to say KG didn't adhere to the idea of load management.

I was in high school when this interview came out and ever since it's been one of my favorite KG moments. Brutally honest, real emotion, real passion, no wonder everyone was saying he had to get out of MIN. It was killing him. The Wolves would win only 44 games in the 2004-05 season a miss the playoffs, then after two more playoff-less seasons KG's life finally changed forever. You know that famous celebration after the Celts won the title and he could barely contain himself

that was a release of the pain and frustration he felt from those MIN years and everything it took to get him to that point.  

In all the years since that KG interview, I don't think we've ever seen another one like it. I always find myself randomly watching it and it still plays even all these years later. Now a HOFer, if only 28 year old KG knew what was in his future.