Kevin Garnett: Blame ‘snake’ Glen Taylor for Timberwolves jersey not being retired

first_imgKevin Garnett wants nothing to do with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor because, according to KG, Taylor failed to follow through on an “understanding” five years ago to move him into the team’s ownership group and/or front office.That means Garnett also wants nothing to do with any plans the franchise may have to retire his No. 21 jersey. Thibodeau was fired in January 2019 and replaced as coach by Saunders’ son Ryan.Garnett is embracing one other jersey ceremony — in Boston, where the Celtics will send his No. 5 to the TD Garden ceiling next season. His will be the 23rd retired number in Celtics history, or about 1 1/2 rosters worth. “Anybody who understands the Celtics culture, it’s a nurturing culture, it’s a real fraternity, and it supports each other. To be part of it is something special. I’m glad I’m part of it, and I’m glad I was able to experience the better way of the NBA and seeing how winning franchises really do things. That left a huge, huge impression on me that I’ll take to my grave,” Garnett told Charania. “I don’t do business with snake motherf—ers. I try not to do business with openly snakes or people who are snake-like,” Garnett said in a Q&A with The Athletic’s Shams Charania published Tuesday (subscription required).MORE: The time a young KG talked trash to Michael JordanA Garnett jersey in the Target Center rafters would be a slam dunk otherwise. Garnett was the expansion franchise’s first superstar and he was elected this month to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.KG said he loves Minnesota and the fans, but he “won’t forgive” Taylor for failing to honor an agreement he said the two had before former coach and team president Flip Saunders died in 2015. Taylor hired Tom Thibodeau in 2016 to succeed Saunders.”I thought (Taylor) was a straight up person, straight up business man, and when Flip died, everything went with him,” Garnett told Charania.last_img read more

Magistrate orders counselling for woman who stole money from husband

first_img“I was hungry so I pick up the money to buy things to eat. I took the money and buy two-piece chicken for both of us because is six years we living together,” were the words of 40-year-old Leah Cadogan of John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, who was slapped with two simple larceny charges.The first charge stated that on July 8, 2019, at 36 John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, she stole $10,000 cash from Angelo Lupe, her spouse.It was further alleged that on July 16, at 36 John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, she stole one phone valued $25,000, property of Angelo Lupe.The woman pleaded guilty with an explanation to the first charge and denied the latter charge. The unrepresented woman in her explanation stated that she was hungry and as such, she collected the money to purchase food.The woman said in relation to the phone, “He get three phones and the day he forgets his phone home and while I was taking it to him, somebody robbed me. The person took away his phone and my iPhone also”.After listening to the woman, the presiding Magistrateenquired if the VC would like to proceed with the matters but he responded in the negative and told the court that he would like for his spouse to stop “smoking” and get the necessary help.The woman, upon hearing that, stated “smoking does make me feel happy because this man and his family does stress me out. When I ready to stop smoke, I will. I don’t want no one making that decision for me.”When asked by the Magistrate if she works, the teary woman stated “I am a cosmetologist but nobody ain’t want hire me. I does go and wash for some people every two weeks and they does pay me.”Magistrate Daly dismissed the matters against the woman and ordered that she undergo counselling.last_img read more