Monday, December 8, 2008

Kerrzy's Notebook: KG made a grown man CRY!

Kevin Garnett MADE A MAN CRY this week. Wow!

Glen Davis is a forward in the Boston Celtics reserves, and when Boston’s bench players let the Portland Trailblazers chip away at lead on Friday night, they felt Garnett’s wrath on the sidelines.

Now, I think Kevin Garnett is the scariest man alive. He’s got a Mark Messier-esque intensity, but he’s about twice the size of the Moose.

Garnett started givin’ it to the bench players just before the starters went back onto the court, and during that tirade he grabbed Davis by the arm. Davis pulled away and moments later, the cameras showed him makin’ it rain.

Don’t get me wrong -- I’m not saying KG couldn’t make me cry. Quite the opposite, and I hope he never reads this just incase he feels like making someone cry. All I’m saying is DAMN – KG made a grown man cry!

I looked up how Glen Davis got his nickname, too. The 6-foot-9, second year pro says he was a really big kid, so he always had to play sports with the older kids. He says he’s tough now, but he “wasn’t so tough back then,” and he sometimes got picked on for being younger…hence the nickname “Big Baby.”

Ah yes, and the Celtics won 93-78…Boston’s starters were each at least +14, while every bench player was a minus. On a related note – who knew they started keeping track of plus/minus in the NBA?

Tough night for my boy Greg Oden, he got into foul trouble and only had 5 points all night.


Anger Management 2: Starring Sean Avery

Six games, plus the embarrassment of looking like a creepy jealous ex-boyfriend on TV sets across the continent.

At least, that’s what I took from the comments Sean Avery made after the Dallas Stars’ morning skate at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary on Tuesday. His Stars were getting set to take on Dion Phaneuf and the Flames that night, a game won by Dallas.

"I just want to comment on how it's become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds."

Avery was referring to Elisha Cuthbert, who found a new Flame in Dion after her split with the NHL’s biggest pest. He was suspended by the league within hours, pending a hearing with Commissioner Gary Bettman.

The league gave Avery six games, including the two he missed before his hearing with the Commish, and the Dallas forward* agreed to undergo an anger management evaluation and take counseling, if needed.

Is that enough? Is that too much?

If he made that comment to Dion Phaneuf, face-to-face on the ice, Phaneuf would have taken care of the punishment. He didn’t say it on the ice, though.

Approaching a group of reporters and telling them you’ve got something to say is also a lot different than a reporter leading you into a question where you say something you might not mean.

Because of that, I’m going to say it’s a good suspension.

Avery’s mouth has gotten him in trouble before and he’s had to meet with the league on more than one occasion recently, so it was really only a matter of time until he was disciplined for something. I like the idea that they’re trying to get him some help too, though.

I wonder what Elisha had to say about all this…according to the Associated Press, she’s also been linked to Mike Komisarek of the Montreal Canadiens. Avery also dated Rachel Hunter, who’s now engaged to Jarret Stoll of the LA Kings.


*When I say “Dallas forward,” in reference to Sean Avery, I assume they still consider him part of the team. Some players have said to reporters, off the record, that they hope he’s done with the club. Owner Tom Hicks is reportedly pretty riled up about the whole thing too.

Will Sean Avery be this year’s Ray Emery, minus the Hummer? Our first chance to see any signs of that is December 16th, the night Avery is eligible to return.

This is funny too:


You’re facing up to 15 years in jail for shooting yourself during a night out at the club…with your own gun.

Not only that, the gun’s not registered, it cost you $100,000 to get out of jail after you turned YOURSELF in, your boss is fining you and you’re suspended for the rest of the season from your job.

Poor Plaxico Burress…according to the news reports, that’s basically how it’s gone down for the NY Giants star receiver.

If he’s found guilty of “illegal weapons possession,” he’ll be going to prison for at least 3.5 years – again, for accidentally shooting himself in the leg while walking to the VIP section of a night club.

Think about that…

”What are you in for?”

“Well I was out at the club, walking to the VIP section. I reached into my pocket…and uhh, I accidentally shot myself in the thigh with my illegal gun.”

Didn’t that happen to “Cheddar Bob” in 8mile? (Apparently Lee Harvey Oswald did it too during his time in the military too, and was court-martialled for it!)


That is one bad weekend.

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