Kevin Garnett is taking some heat for what two reporters say was a rude comment to a Lakers’ ballboy who asked for an autograph.
“You’ve got a better chance of catching Bin Laden,” the Celtics’ forward reportedly told the youngster on Sunday when Boston was in town to play L.A.
After hearing of the comment, Milwaukee Bucks’ center Andrew Bogut tweeted that what Garnett said to the youngster was a “little better than what he told one of our ball boys.”
Both Yahoo’s Marc Spears and ESPN’s J.A. Adande made reference to Garnett’s brush off on their Twitter feeds. Each tweet was retweeted so many times the writers were forced to delete it so they could continue to post other items.
It’s nothing new. Garnett has been known as perhaps the NBA’s most difficult signer. In late 2006, he was voted the worst autograph signer in sports by Autograph Collector magazine.
It was the latest round in a series of PR disasters for Garnett who was accused of calling Charlie Villanueva “a cancer patient” and poked the Suns’ Channing Frye in the groin as he was shooting a jumper.