KG and his flick of Channing Frye's junk has had the basketball world in a little tizzy lately. For many, it's just more of KG's ever-growing antics that have turned him from a universally-loved star to… well… almost the opposite.
And after that episode, KG lost one more admirer… Suns coach Alvin Gentry
“I used to be a big fan of [Kevin Garnett],” he said. “Some of the antics he’s pulled lately, you don’t need to do that as a star player. I’ve never seen Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or even a Dwyane Wade do that….”
“You can compete and play hard, that doesn’t need to be a part of it. It really doesn’t,” he said. “To do that to someone you can seriously hurt him,” he said. “You know the fact that all of a sudden Channing comes down on his foot twice on jump shots that’s a very dangerous play.
“If you’re asking me, yeah, I lost a little respect for him. I love his competitive nature but there is no place for what he was doing in our game.”
I can't defend what KG did to Frye. I don't know if the did it out of frustration or what… but it was definitely wrong… regardless of whether Frye popped up right away or not. I don't think he should have been suspended for it, so I'm glad he wasn't. I do think he probably should have been fined.