Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mad Dog on KG and Steve Nash

Mad Dog has a post on the team's site about why he thinks Garnett and Nash are such great players. He describes Garnett as "one of the few who does it all on the court and off the court is the type of person that you would always want as a teammate." Madsen shares a story about the two players as told to him by KG:

It’s a blowout loss for the Mavericks in Dallas and Steve Nash is being booed for mistakes against the Timberwolves. “They’ll miss you one day,” Kevin Garnett tells Steve on the court, “…Keep your head…don’t listen to all of that.” Then a few years later as a member of the Phoenix Suns, Nash told KG that he would never forget what Kevin said to him back in Dallas that time and he thanked him for saying the positive word. Kevin responded by saying “you’ll turn around and help someone else in a tough time.”

Mad Dog also mentions that, while still in high school, he failed to take advantage of his connections to Nash in order to get the girl:
I was trying to date a girl at my high school whose brother was one of Steve’s teammates that I had played with the year before. I guess I had the inside track but never managed to hang out that long with Steve that time.