Claire misses her some KG! That's Kevin Garnett for you sports-challenged folk. We in Minneapolis know KG as the 6' 11" kid drafted right out of high school to become - at that time - the youngest NBA rookie of all-time (and the first high schooler drafted into the NBA in more than 20 years). KG was going to save a lowly Timberwolves team, which had never managed to scrape together more than 29 games in any of its first six seasons in the league. During his 12 seasons in Minnesota (1995-2007), KG won more than his share of awards, including the 2004 NBA MVP Award, and also garnered nicknames like, "The Kid", "The Big Ticket", and most recently, "The Franchise".
But the Wolves traded KG away to the Boston Celtics before the 2007-2008 season began. How's that trade working out, you ask? Well, KG continues to dominate the league (see the photo at left of him climbing up the backboard after slamming home a dunk on Toronto's Chris Bosh), the Boston Celtics have a record of 33 wins and 6 losses so far this season (and are arguably the best team in the league), while the Wolves hold the league's worst record at just 6 wins and 34 losses. Instead of trading away great players (like all Minnesota sports teams seem to do), I wish we could get rid of some of these owners and General Managers. But, what's a dog to do?
Anyway, Claire was running around the house today wearing Stew's Timberwolves stocking cap while babbling the words, "Why, KG, why?!?!"