Sunday, March 26, 2006

Sam Mitchell- "I feel for Kevin..."

The pic is from Globetrotter.

Last night's loss in Toronto left Raptors' fans with plenty to say about Garnett's future with the team.

J.E. Skeets/The Basketball Jones wants to launch a "Free Garnett" movement and Sam Mitchell also expressed some thoughts on the matter.

"Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got traded. Shaq (Shaquille O'Neal) left," said Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, who played with Garnett in Minnesota for seven seasons, from 1995 to 2002. "Anybody can get traded. It wouldn't surprise me this year if Brett Favre played for another team in the NFL. It's sports.
"But I feel for Kevin, I tell him that all the time, except for two games out of the year (when they play the Raptors)," Mitchell said. "But it's the NBA. That's why when you have a chance to win it all, you have to seize the moment because the very next year, with trades and injuries, you could be out of the picture."

KG's 26 consecutive double-doubles is the longest single season streak in the league in 19 years.

KG on NCAA fans vs. NBA fans:
"There have been more situations in the NBA than in college with players going into the stands. The fans get pretty brutal, because they expect the professionals to be able to take it more."