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08:11 AM ET 05.11 | After Thursday's season-ending loss to the Celtics, Larry Drew said Kevin Garnett "was an All-Star," something for which KG credited Drew's boss. Garnett on Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr.'s comments: "First off, I want to say 'Thank you' to their owner for giving me some extra gas [Thursday]. My only advice to him is next time he opens his mouth, actually know what he's talking about, Xs and Os versus checkbooks and bottom lines. ... We're not dirty. We're firm, we're aggressive. We're not dirty. ... I just found that comment to be a little rude and a little out of hand and I wanted to address it. Just because you got a bunch of money don't mean you can open your mouth."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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May 11, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Note to Gearon...


Let sleeping dogs lay.

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May 11, 2012  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Just stay motivated for 2 more rounds, beat the heat.....then i can care less

+1

May 11, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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+1

+2

May 11, 2012  08:44 AM ET

Ref looks at the replay with 3 seconds left for a prolonged period of time, thus keeping us in suspence as whether or not he's going to make the proper and correct call and guess what?.......He didn't see what the entire world saw and according to him the Celtics inbound player had full possession of the ball, thus nullifying fouls shots..........ball out, Hawks to reinbound the ball.

The NBA really expects us to believe this to be an innocent overlook......gee, it decided the series and a very valiant display from the Hawks. AND OBTW, I also was rooting for the Celtics, this is just an observation.

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May 11, 2012  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ref looks at the replay with 3 seconds left for a prolonged period of time, thus keeping us in suspence as whether or not he's going to make the proper and correct call and guess what?.......He didn't see what the entire world saw and according to him the Celtics inbound player had full possession of the ball, thus nullifying fouls shots..........ball out, Hawks to reinbound the ball. The NBA really expects us to believe this to be an innocent overlook......gee, it decided the series and a very valiant display from the Hawks. AND OBTW, I also was rooting for the Celtics, this is just an observation.

The refs clearly blew the call it was so obvious. I am not a conspiracy theory person but man the Hawks were robbed on that call.

May 11, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Ref looks at the replay with 3 seconds left for a prolonged period of time, thus keeping us in suspence as whether or not he's going to make the proper and correct call and guess what?.......He didn't see what the entire world saw and according to him the Celtics inbound player had full possession of the ball, thus nullifying fouls shots..........ball out, Hawks to reinbound the ball. The NBA really expects us to believe this to be an innocent overlook......gee, it decided the series and a very valiant display from the Hawks. AND OBTW, I also was rooting for the Celtics, this is just an observation.

To Tell You The Truth And I'm A Diehard Celtics Fan..... I thought that Call Was going Atlanta's way too and they were going to get some free throws..... But i was glad when it didn't..... LOL!!!!!

May 11, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Oh Yeah.... To the Hawks Owner, Thank You For Unleashing the Beast....

May 11, 2012  09:06 AM ET

Glad that Denver Won and is taking the LAL series to 7 games.... I Wish that the bulls would have forced a game 7 as well so The Green Guys to Get Some Rest, But it is what it is....

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May 11, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Horford should've missed the 2nd free throw to give them a chance for a put back smh...

May 11, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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+2

+3

May 11, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

+3

+4!

May 11, 2012  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Horford should've missed the 2nd free throw to give them a chance for a put back smh...

Seriously though why didn't they intentionally miss? That is on the coach too though he didn't shoot it with intentions on missing.

May 11, 2012  09:54 AM ET

KG KG...just keep making that fade away, grabbing those boards, n blocking those shots.....that's what matters.....

May 11, 2012  10:13 AM ET

Eat Beans Much, Bro?

May 11, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Horford should've missed the 2nd free throw to give them a chance for a put back smh...

Big strategic faux pas right there.

May 11, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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Glad that Denver Won and is taking the LAL series to 7 games.... I Wish that the bulls would have forced a game 7 as well so The Green Guys to Get Some Rest, But it is what it is....

Denver's just being used to get Artest back. They will need him against OKC..... Denver doesn't stand a chance if Lakers decide to play for real...

 
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