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Hawks owner rips KG: 'Dirtiest guy in the league'

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08:07 AM ET 05.10 | Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr. took the occasion of a speaking appearance at a Wednesday luncheon in Atlanta to talk about his team's playoff series against the Celtics. "I wish ... some of the national media or even some of the local media, more the paper than the TV guys, recognize how hard these guys are playing based on how injured they are. On top of all that, we don't get any calls, which I know everybody always hears. But I'll give you a stat. Last night, we are playing this old physical team. They are old. I know what happens when you play basketball, old guys foul. [Kevin Garnett] is the dirtiest guy in the league. We are playing Boston [Tuesday] night and they had two fouls the whole first half. We had five times that and we're athletic."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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May 10, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Boo...







Hoo...

May 10, 2012  08:28 AM ET

I hear violins.

May 10, 2012  08:33 AM ET

I agree with him, but I don't have any sympathy for him because the Hawks should have won game two.

May 10, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Poor baby!

May 10, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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I agree with him, but I don't have any sympathy for him because the Hawks should have won game two.

If they should have... they would have.

May 10, 2012  08:57 AM ET

DJ is going to love this story...it affirms his life long belief that KG is the dirtiest player ever!

What **** these NBA players are today!

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May 10, 2012  09:06 AM ET

Waaaaaaahhhhhh! From the crying, it sounds like Gearon might be in need of a fresh diaper.

May 10, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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As I knew you would hate it.......Morning

Hate it? Why?

Some pansy-arsed owner whining about the refs and an "old" team beating up on his young "athletic" team? That's too funny.

And it's all because the refs, the league and his young team of athletes are scared to death of a 36 year old guy with the physique of a candle stick?

This could be the best thread in weeks! Morning M3!

May 10, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Have some cheese with that whine!

May 10, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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Waaaaaaahhhhhh! From the crying, it sounds like Gearon might be in need of a fresh diaper.

It's pretty embarrassing to read... and I'm a C's fan. I almost feel sorry for the guy. The "old" guys are kicking their **** and he's crying to the media... too funny

May 10, 2012  09:10 AM ET

THis is the playoffs. Get it over it

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May 10, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Must be a coincidence that teams down in their playoff series gripe the most about the refereeing. Mavs did the same thing. Move on!

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May 10, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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KG has always had this reputation. He's a punk.

It's funny how no one in the league has taken the time to put this "punk" in his proper place huh?

If everything his haters say is true... it's clear that the rest of the league is scared shyytelees of him.

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May 10, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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KG's a dirty player and Rondo gets T's for bumping officials.

Why oh why do they put up with his terror tactics??

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