Friday , Feb , 11 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Kobe Bryant on Kevin Garnett: ‘He’s a great guy’

Kobe Bryant defended Kevin Garnett prior to Thursday’s game against the Celtics. The forward’s sportsmanship has been called into question this season after an off-color remark he made about cancer to Detroit’s Charlie Villanueva and a below-the-belt hit he had on Phoenix’s Channing Frye. "He’s a great guy," Bryant said.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Kobe Bryant may be right. Off the court, Kevin Garnett may be a great guy.

On the court, he’s a talented but chippie post who anchors the Boston Celtics’ defence with some questionable tactics. Elbows, low-blows, and forearms, Garnett has thrown them all.

Some would even argue Garnett’s antics have lessened his standing within the league and taken some shine off his Hall of Fame career.

Of course, the other 29 teams would still take Garnett in a New York second. So perhaps the complaints are actually sour grapes.

–Oly Sandor.

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