Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Death of Childhood; Good-bye Garnett

Well, it was bound to happen.

I was first tipped off when the Timberwolves started offering “early bird” offers on Timberwolves season ticket packages. Games were still happening at the end of last season, and the Timberwolves wanted to lure fans into season tickets before it would be announced that Kevin Garnett would leave the team.

Then the Wolves traded Mike James for Juwan Howard. The veteran forward could provide much needed leadership in the void left by the Ticket.

Then the talks commenced. The Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers were all included in the sickeningly titled “Kevin Garnett sweepstakes.”

And then they were over. Draft day went by, Kevin was still on the team, and everyone thought all was well. But then, like the remission of some awful disease, trade talks sprang up again. And this time it was a much quicker process. No wondering, no suffering. My idol was gone in the blink of an eye. My childhood, officially over.
Thank you, Kevin Garnett. You will be sorely missed, and your legend will live in the hearts of Minnesota sports fans forever.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that sucks now Celtics got in ur face wolves