Former NBA champion Kevin Garnett had an illustrious career during his 21 years in the league. The 15-time NBA All-Star played against some of the best players of all time, such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
In a recent interview, the Hall of Famer remembered facing both of these players. Garnett admitted that he viewed Jordan as an ideal player. With LeBron, it was different because he was younger. More trash talking was involved.
“Michael Jordan I looked at as f—— God. And I thought he was my version of what basketball looked like. And with LeBron, it was more like the little homie. Here’s the little homie growing up, and man, little homie is getting better than everybody! God damn!… I definitely talked some s— to him. I’ve definitely said some crazy s— to him. He’s definitely said some crazy s— back to me.”
Garnett and James used to clash in the Eastern Conference playoffs, while the latter played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat while the former was a member of the Boston Celtics.