I guess watching him fall and get back up, fail and return to play another season just as passionately and never seeing his desire or his hunger wane has led me to the belief that he would always live to fight another season. Nothing has ever been able to stop him so the idea that a stupid labor disagreement would be the end of his career has never dawned on me. And to be honest, it’s almost a little too much for me to bear. This may seem silly to some of you that don’t share my passion for sports but it’s the truth.
We all imagine our favorite players going out on top, or at least going out swinging. Never do we imagine losing them to things out of their control. So for Kevin Garnett and me, this might be the end or the road. The final realization that there is an end and next season doesn’t always come.