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Kevin Garnett is so intense he talks trash with his feet

Jan 29, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

KG shoe

Celtics-Lakers is the creme de la creme of rivalries in the NBA, so leave it for Kevin Garnett to up his game where he cares about it most — trash-talking. KG has revealed a new shoe he will be wearing specifically for Sunday afternoon’s match-up in Los Angeles featuring an emblazoned “152-120″ on the tongue, the mark of the Celtic’s franchise advantage over the Lake Show in head-to-head games.

There are more photos available at Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie, and for green athletic shoes that appear to be made of suede, they’re pretty sharp looking. Clean, classy, and the color of Kermit, these kicks are sure to unleash the inner maniacal aging power forward in you. The extraneous Velcro toward the bottom is a nice touch, too.

Garnett is one of the most intense and ultra-competitive players in the league, and it’s no surprise to anyone for him to place himself in the middle of the media build-up to the game, and honestly, it’s probably something his Celtic teammates have come to appreciate — KG being KG allows them to be relatively quiet and focused on the task at hand, a.k.a. Kobe, Pau, and the boys. Less time talking to the media about your shoe choice is more time prepping X’s and O’s, or more importantly for the near-geriatric Celtics, resting (the preternaturally youthful Rajon Rondo aside).

For KG’s sake, let’s just hope his game is up for matching his bravado come tomorrow, or he may find one of those new kicks placed directly in his mouth if the back-to-back champs defend home court.

I also expect to see a counter Anti-Boston shoe from LA anytime soon, something more along the lines of some Timberland boots — those are what you use to stomp Leprechauns, right?

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Kevin Garnett’s ‘Beat L.A.’ shoe [Ball Don't Lie]

Kevin Garnett’s “152-120″ Celtics ANTA KG 1 [Counterkicks.com]

  1. lawrinson20 - Jan 29, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Kevin Garnett. Yeah, the consistent commentary about his “intensity” is so overblown. The guy excels at making Intense Faces. But, so does a paper tiger. He’s known for punching friends and teammates during practices and pickup games. Okay, i guess that means he’s “intense” and “ultracompetitive.” As a coach or team owner, though, i’d probably be happier if that kind of “intensity” translated to on-court production. This is a guy who could be scoring 30 per game and picking up 12 boards. Consistently.

    Instead, what does he do? About 17 points per game? But, his constant expressions of “intensity” give everyone wood and they excuse the fact that he doesn’t really produce like the superstar he COULD be.

    The guy couldn’t even be in the building when he was injured and his team was competing in the playoffs. I guess some people will chalk that up to his being soooo intense. I say it’s a matter of emotional immaturity. But, that’s just me. Some people, when he punches a player in the shaft, will say it’s due to his ultracompetitiveness. I’d say it’s, again, emotional immaturity.

  2. taipan70 - Jan 29, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    KG should also notate 1 in 25 (1 ring in 25years). What a dbag.

    • fouldwimmerlaik - Jan 30, 2011 at 6:36 AM

      Lol! My thoughts too. 25 years of non-relevance and here he is swaggering those numbers like they got their 14th, 15th, 16th banners in the last decade.Those numbers don’t mean jack for us Lakers fans. What is important is that our franchise has been relevant far more years than Boston. When the Celtics were relevant, the Lakers are always there slugging it out with them. Can I say the same thing for Boston?

      Exactly.

  3. Chris Ross - Jan 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Man I was just disgusted by this act when I was watching the highlights last night. I wonder who’s still giving a pass to Kevin Garnett on all the bad things he does as a player. I guess I’m a bit biased because I’ve never liked KG, but most of that comes from his actions on the court. I’m not a big proponent of sportsmanship and all that stuff, but Garnett just is a heartless individual and he proved it to all of us with what he did to Channing Frye.

    http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/kevin-garnett-from-classless-to-shameful/