Garnett’s Knee Might Never Be The Same , Passion Unchanged
By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The knee may never be the same. Kevin
Garnett's heart hasn't changed a bit.
Garnett is no longer the dominant player he was when the Boston
Celtics won the NBA championship two years ago, but he still plays
with his same trademark intensity.
Maybe even more now.
Forced to sit out last postseason with a knee injury, Garnett
says Wednesday “what was burning in me two years ago is probably
intensified” because he didn't feel the Celtics had a real chance
to defend their title.
They can win another one if they beat the Los Angeles Lakers in
the NBA finals for the second time in three years. To do so,
they'll likely need a big contribution from Garnett.