This can't be good. The Atlanta Hawks are battling for their playoff lives right now. Down 3-2 to the Boston Celtics in their best-of-7 first-round series, they're set to try and send the series back to Atlanta for a Game 7 when they travel to Beantown to play Game 6 tonight. But, as if that wasn't enough for them to contend with, they'll also have to put up with Kevin Garnett tonight, who will no doubt be extra fired up thanks to some comments that were made by Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. yesterday at a luncheon.
"We don't get any calls," Gearon said. "But, I'll give you a stat. Last night, we are playing this old physical team. They are old. I know what happens when you play basketball: old guys foul. [Kevin] Garnett is the dirtiest guy in the league. We are playing Boston last night and they had two fouls the whole first half. We had five times that and we're athletic."
Hmmm…He sort of has a point there when it comes to the foul discrepancy. But, still: Do you really want to get KG even more amped up than he already will be for Game 6? Is that really the best idea? Do you really want him to come out and start a "bar fight"? We're gonna go with…no. Hell no. Hell $^%&*@#$ no! And yet, that's exactly what you just did. So, enjoy what happens next…