Never short when it comes to comments, Brooklyn Nets’ power forward Kevin Garnett provided the most notable soundbite following the team’s 100-95 Game 2 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, and perfectly set up the scenario as the tied series headed to Brooklyn for games 3 and 4. Referring to the Raptors GM, Masai Ujiri’s ‘F— Brooklyn’ comment before game 1 of the first round series, Garnett looked directly into the camera as if to send a message to the Raptors organization and at the same time a message of encouragement to the Brooklyn Nets fans.
“I don’t know if you can say F Brooklyn and then come into Brooklyn, so we’re about to see what it’s like.” –Kevin Garnett.
While intimidation and trash talk has been apart of Garnett’s game for his whole 19-year career, the Toronto Raptors certainly don’t seem to be intimidated by the perceived threat. As both DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry didn’t seem to pay much attention to Kevin Garnett and his post-game comments.
“I don’t care what he say honestly man, I don’t care,” DeRozan said. “He’s been talking trash way before I’ve been in the league, and he’s gonna talk trash when he’s out of the league and I’m out of the league. So hey, that’s him.”
“We go on the road and, you got OKC gives you–they yell at you, Portland. Every team, every city you go to the fans don’t like you, so you just got to take it in and understand that you’re on the road, it’s a road game,” Lowry said.