Wally Szczerbiak, a teammate of Kevin Garnett for seven seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, had a surprising take on the performance of the Big Ticket, who has been scorching hot in these playoffs but had a rare off-game in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat, needing 18 shots to score 18 points.
The man they call Wally World is certainly entitled to his opinion, but it’s safe to say, not many could have seen this one coming from him. Does he have some unknown animosity towards Garnett to get off his chest, or was he simply speaking the truth? He certainly couldn’t have been referring to what Garnett has done this season, because the center has averaged 19.5 points and 10 rebounds in his last 14 playoff games and has hit a countless number of clutch shots during that stretch.
Interesting to note is the fact that Szczerbiak was also a teammate of LeBron James for two seasons, but no shots were fired at the King, who had some key misses down stretch, including the game-winning shot attempt over Rajon Rondo at the end of regulation.
After taking a beating for that tweet, Szczerbiak followed up his thoughts with this:
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