Former NBA champion and future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett admitted he never wanted to play for the Chicago Bulls.
“I was never close to signing with the Bulls. Ever. I don’t really have a why. There was never an opportunity to, and I saw how Jerry (Reinsdorf), how they did Mike (Jordan), you know, keeping it 100 (% truthful).
And all players keep that in the back of their minds. If you treat the greatest like this … the greatest didn’t even have a chance to come back and have ownership.
What he invested to build the Bulls, he didn’t even get a chance to come back and reap the benefits of that, so … players see that and remember that or put that in the back of their minds. At least I did. But, I don’t know why in the hell the Bulls can’t sign any free agents. I don’t know.
But, who knows? Different times, though. (Shoutout) to Zach LaVine, he’s doing his thing. Let’s see if they keep that nucleus together,” Garnett said, via Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune.