November 11, 2008
YouTube of the Week, no doubt ...
From what I've read, there are basically two ways to look at this heated KG-Calderon exchange:
1) It was disgusting. KG should have been nailed with a taunting tech immediately, maybe even tossed. Sure, he's playing mind games and getting into his opponent's head, but the officials have to draw the line somewhere — he went way over it. Classless move by the Big Ticket.
2) It was awesome. We're what, six or seven games into the season, and here are two Eastern "All-Stars" jawing at each other like it's Game 7 of the NBA Finals. KG tried to rattle young Jose, but the Spaniard refused to back down. Loved the intensity. You can sense the mutual respect between the two.
Personally, I'm in the "awesome" camp. I got so fired up watching these two competitors go at that I started slapping the floor like I was Garnett himself. As a friend of mine put it, the NBA needs this type of emotion. Fans feed off of it and it makes the game more entertaining.
But what do you think? Vote away.