One would expect a Love apologist such as myself to say "haha I told you so! (re: Anthony Randolph)" but I wont:
1. Foul trouble killed his momentum in the 1st half.
2. With a quick thought-through of the NBA landscape, I cannot think of a more difficult matchup for him than KG. Especially since the crowd was blatantly cheering for Garnett and the Celtics on a pathetic level throughout the game. Kind of a lot of pressure. He was probably shocked at what was going on.
I'm not concerned about his future.
Beasley had a relatively nice game. He got a lot of key rebounds/tip outs and hit some great shots...amidst some questionable ones. Nice to see him step it up a bit.. Took him 28 shots, but he was the only one producing on offense outside of Tolliver.
More on point #2 above. Look, I get the diehard KG fans, forum posters here, ya know, people who follow the team, who would go to the game and cheer for Garnett... die hards. NBA fans. But never in attending all of the marquee games over the past 3 years have I been more ashamed of the Target Center crowd tonight. it was absolutely pathetic. Look, again, I get some want Garnett to do well. I get the Wolves suck. I get it if a small faction of fans want to do it in a raise-the-middle-finger gesture to Kahn, Rambis, Taylor and the rest of the 600 First Avenue boobs. But, just wow. It was absolutely insane. The crowd went nuts when Boston regained the lead...on our home floor. There were Ray Allen jerseys, Rondo jerseys all over. I couldn't believe it.
Has this EVER happened in any other sports situation? That the GENERAL, CASUAL, and NON-DIEHARD fan would go to a game and root for the other team in such pathetic fashion that they had to run a skit on the jumbotron on how idiotic bandwagon fans are? Minnesotans truly are bandwagon fans. We don't deserve another Garnett after that display of poor form.
Just a shame.....inexcusable really, that the general fan who doesn't know what is going on wears a Celtics jersey to a home Timberwolves game. Those people aren't die hards. Those people exemplify the fair-weathered nature that is parasitic to our sports franchises. Why is this the case? Is there no pride here? Even with 17 wins you can't want and hope a shorthanded squad will take the cake?
Ugh. And with LeBron coming on Friday I can't imagine things getting any better.
Kind of different, but what if Packer fans cheered for Favre in a Vikings jersey, and the whole team to boot? Wouldn't anyone from Green Bay doing that be ridiculed? Sure, they won the bowl, but not last year. Of course, this is different, but not all that much when it boils down to the general principle.
Just a thought....