When Kevin Garnett talks, we listen. We Kevin Garnett gives rambling, adrenalin-fueled post-game interviews during the NBA Playoffs, we transcribe the glory for all to see.
On playing without Rajon Rondo:
"SWAG. We call him swag. We call him swag. He's our leader, and this is for swag. A.k.a. Nine, a.k.a. the black lion, a.k.a. Rondo. Hope you listenin boy, I know you somewhere goin' crazy. That's what's up. See you on the plane."
On Paul Pierce's 36 points:
"Whenever you get the cap goin, it's a good sign."
On Game 2, in general:
"We gutted it out. You know what we are. We all grit. All grit and balls, that's what it is man."
On basketball (and life, really):
"This game is an up-and-down game, lot of different matchups, lot of different schemes, the playoffs. One messed up move and it's over."
On Ivan Johnson's trash talk:
"Talk is cheap, action is a lot. Young fella's young. He don't know his left from his right. It's what it is. I don't need to address that. If it was Joe Johnson or Smoove it'd be different. [But] I'm not speaking to nobodies. Not addressing nobodies."
On Game 3 back in Boston:
"It's gonna be a madhouse man. A rockin madhouse. I'll see everybody in the Garden whenever the hell we play. Yo when we play? Friday, Thursday... Y'all know what it is. Let's get this thing rockin man. Let's have this thing rockin. They thought they had a crowd out here, I'm a show 'em a crowd when we get home."
You can listen to his full interview (including some non-insane thoughts on Game 2) with Sean Grande over at WEEI. And if you were reading through all this and found yourself asking, "Between Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant, who's the most psychotic?" The answer is both of them, always.
Shouts out to the Black Lion.