Kevin Garnett Says Los Angeles Lakers In House Fighting Kept Him From Joining
Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett went on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday and said he was “pretty close” to joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent 2007, but the tension between star Kobe Bryant and then head coach Phil Jackson made him decide against making the move.
“What disturbed me about the whole Lakers situation was just Kobe and Phil at the time,” Garnett said. “They were at each other pretty bad, and a new situation full of uncertainty wasn’t something that I wanted to get into. There was a lot going on and I didn’t want to be part of it.”
However it seems that Garnett must have forgotten exactly how things went down as he was traded to Boston and immediately agreed to a three-year extension on top of the two years he already had left on his contract.