Celtics-Heat Postgame Fun-Fest: Crazy KG, D-Wade's Hipster-ish Fake Glasses and "Good Job, Good Effort!" Kid (w/ VIDEO)
I love NBA basketball, but I'll be the first to admit that I am oftentimes more compelled by what goes on after the games -- in the press conferences, in the locker room, on the set of TNT -- than I am in the games themselves. I'm the guy who is rooting against LeBron not because I hate him, but because the world becomes a far more boring place if he wins a title.
Think positive, Heat.
I like NBA basketball but I love awkward trash talk, bad outfits, shitty fashion statements and barely coherent rambling. This is who I am, unabashedly and unapologetically.
So when it comes time for me to break down what happened in a pivotal playoff game like Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and the Celtics, you'll have to grant me at least one post where I can analyze the activities after the final horn as opposed to the series-changing events leading up to it.
And this is that post.
The postgame fun Tuesday night started with the obligatory postgame interview between Doris Burke and the best player from the winning team, in this case future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett, who was splendid all night long, scoring 26 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Before the season (hell, during the season), there were many naysayers out there downgrading KG, saying he had nothing left in the tank. Well, KG used the platform of the Game 5 postgame interview to make a statement to all of you haters (comes at about the 0:17 mark in response to Burke's "What fuels you?" question):
I'm not going to lie, I was one of those naysayers doubting Garnett (not his resolve as much as his physical wherewithal) and I was completely petrified when he looked into the camera during that answer. It was like he was speaking directly to me, like he was ready to reach through my television screen and flick my eyeballs from their sockets with his two thumbs before chewing off my face like a crazed zombie on bath salts.
While KG was busy scaring the living shit out of me in his interview, the Heat were leaving the floor and the Heat fans were letting them know exactly what they thought of their team's wretched performance; they did so in the only way that Heat fans know how -- by casually and silently leaving the building and walking to their cars.