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Garnett, on principle, erupts on players

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08:08 AM ET 10.07 | That Kevin Garnett has taken some of his intensity to the lockout is, in the eyes of many, commendable. [It's] the end of the line in 2011, and there was Garnett in the private players meeting on Tuesday in New York, screaming to his peers. "Apoplectic," one source said. K.G. screamed that the players owed it to the next generation to stand firm, to concede no more to the owners in these talks. He had everything to lose. ... When the NBA had its biggest member meeting in New York prior to the start of the lockout, it was Garnett delivering the most riveting, most emotional speech of this saga. It may not be what you believe in -- or believe is justified or fair -- but all these years later, when this labor fight didn't have to be about K.G., he's still willing to take the hits for it.

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October 7, 2011  08:08 AM ET

You are done, Bro.

October 7, 2011  08:10 AM ET

I hope the NBA stays locked out. I would sure as hell rather watch Law and Order on TNT than the NBA.

October 7, 2011  08:36 AM ET

More NBA superstars need to take the same approach instead of signing contracts to play overseas. The message you should be displaying is unity vice options. While someone else is fighting your battle in the NBA your taking the easy way out by preparing yourself for the option if it don't get complete, and then when the fight is over you run back to reap the harvest.

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October 7, 2011  08:55 AM ET

No one no longer believes him. He is no Jordan.. Superstars ok, but the role players, they want to play and want their paychecks.

October 7, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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I hope the NBA stays locked out. I would sure as hell rather watch Law and Order on TNT than the NBA.

I'm delighted that my beloved baby Tar HEELS didn't jump on this sinking ship. I enjoy college basketball all day every day compared to the nba. It's clear that Stern is in it for the media driven matchups thus the superstars get most of the refs' calls in crunch time. Far worse than Jordan Rules in my bias opinion. The nba season is too long and can't compete when the NFL season is in session. If the owners and players think the fans are losing sleep over this lock out they are very naive.

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October 7, 2011  09:24 AM ET

All the NBA needs to do, is take a page from the NFL. The best players make the most money. Make a certain amount guaranteed, and the rest is based off of performace and incentives. If you don't perform, the Owner/GM has the right to let you go, it's really simple.

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October 7, 2011  09:27 AM ET

The players are paid too much, period! Maybe if their salaries are cut in half or more, I can afford to go to a game again.

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October 7, 2011  09:56 AM ET

There is no moral high ground here. they are squabbling over 3%. Has it occurred to KG and others that they may be screwing the next generation by causing the NBA to lose a season? There is certainly no guarantee that the NBA can maintain its global popularity. TV support, etc.

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