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07:03 AM ET 05.01 | KG doesn't want to hear it. Kevin Garnett will take the Madison Square Garden floor this evening to participate in his 1,453rd NBA game. He insists that he hasn't considered there may not be a 1,454th. If the Celtics do not defeat the New York Knicks tonight, their season will be over -- a 4-1 Eastern Conference quarterfinals exit. One of the first questions that will follow is whether Garnett's career, too, will be at an end. But the Big Ticket doesn't want to consider the fact he may be punching his ticket to retirement. Such thoughts can only get in the way. ... "I'm thinking about the game Wednesday, and pretty much I haven't thought about post-, after," Garnett said. "I'm focusing on what it's going to take to get to the next game."

Boston Herald

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May 1, 2013  07:23 AM ET

Now there is a good chance that he could retire. This season was dragging for him. Will he take his chance of doing the same thing next year?

May 1, 2013  07:35 AM ET

While I expect Boston's season to end tonight I also don't see KG retiring. Heck he was an all star this very season so there's room for his talent, energy and nastiness on a lot of teams. At 23million owed he'll stick around to collect his money. There will be lots of contenders out there that can absorb his salary.

A swap with the Lakers for Gasol will work. Knicks will take him any day just for his age. But I hope he joins Jennings and Howard in Dallas.

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May 1, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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First.It's obviously not KG's last game. The article is simply trying to draw attention to itself.If KG were considering retirement after this season, people would be making a big hoopla about this game as KG's farewell game. Also, this season we saw several star players - especially in the East - get injured. However, KG was not one of them - despite his age. That proves that KG is still in great shape and will come back for at least one more full season.

He's been injured this year and he's missed 14 games.

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May 1, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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The question mark is a grammatical malfunction.I apologize to the GH and his associates

We're good, jgb.

*salutes*

May 1, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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First.It's obviously not KG's last game. The article is simply trying to draw attention to itself.If KG were considering retirement after this season, people would be making a big hoopla about this game as KG's farewell game. Also, this season we saw several star players - especially in the East - get injured. However, KG was not one of them - despite his age. That proves that KG is still in great shape and will come back for at least one more full season.

The first thing is sooooooo 2012.

Get with the times.

Smh.

May 1, 2013  09:06 AM ET

He's not going to retire. He can still rebound and play some good defense.

May 1, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Anything is possible!!!!!

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May 1, 2013  10:02 AM ET

OY VEY <slaps forehead>

Why oh why do they ask such stupid questions....

All the greats let you know EARLY

May 1, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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They might bring Barbosa back and they have another project big guard in Terrence Williams who's 6'-6" If they could move Lee or Terry and one of the SG's for either a big 2 or legit 5, I'd be on board with that. The Celts are clearly in rebuild mode with the outside chance of being competitive in the playoffs for the next few years. It will be interesting to see what the Knicks and Bulls do over the next 2 years putting it all together as they and the Pacers are really the only three teams with the personnel in place to build upon and compete against the heat. The nets could be in the mix if D-will joins Jenny Craig and loses the mini me hiding under his shirt.

I don't believe in patch work but I understand it's a business... at the end of the day it's about profits - not championships ~ classic reason why Lebron left Cleveland.

May 1, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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While I expect Boston's season to end tonight I also don't see KG retiring. Heck he was an all star this very season so there's room for his talent, energy and nastiness on a lot of teams. At 23million owed he'll stick around to collect his money. There will be lots of contenders out there that can absorb his salary. A swap with the Lakers for Gasol will work. Knicks will take him any day just for his age. But I hope he joins Jennings and Howard in Dallas.

Come on dude!!! On the other thread you said that the Lakers wouldn't be very good next year and then in the same breath, you talk about how good the Celtics will be next year, if they were to get Gasol!!! Who in the hell could the Celtics offer the Lakers for Gasol, that is any good???

 
May 1, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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He's not going to retire. He can still rebound and play some good defense.

I agree, KG is still a very productive player and he will help a team win a NBA title, but what team, would that be???

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