(This is a follow up to last weeks Kevin Garnett To Be Traded?)
How big of a news item is this? I am not sure the Minnesota Timberwolves have had this much time on ESPN since our run to the Western Conference Finals a few years ago. Many local newscasts have had Garnett style in the first set of news items.
How big would a trade be with going to the Los Angeles Lakers be? Well, for one Kobe Bryant might finally check his ego and stop being a baby. For Bryant, if not the Lakers then where would he go? Where will he be “The Man”? New York Knicks? Chicago Bulls?
Please, it does not seem that they want him and I doubt he could go to the Miami Heat. That takes care of the big cities that could support his big ego.
How bad does it seem the Laker fans want Kevin Garnett? I submit to you the Get Garnett family of sites including Get Garnett (Blog), Get Garnett (Facebook), and Get Garnett (MySpace). Dang, these guys have been busy.
Rather than go through the once many and now few possible trade rumors I send you to I Heart KG. The site has been updated multiple times daily for the past week and always does a good job finding relevant quotes and links.
I still hope that when I wake up Friday morning KG is with the Wolves.
I do wonder how the relationship between Garnett and the team, management, and the city will be going forward. I think for the most part the fans understand.
If a trade is made KG will be with a title contending team and one hopes Kevin McHale and friends get something in return. If no trade happens I believe the fans will be behind KG.
Unlike Kobe Bryant, KG has always been loyal to the team and community.