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Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
Position: -
Born: 05/19/76
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:237 lbs. / 107.5 kg.
Earnings: $343,862,398 ($445,769,453*)
Sitting alongside Sandler at a Manhattan hotel this week was a cackling Kevin Garnett, who plays himself in a new movie, “Uncut Gems,” co-directed by the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny, New Yorkers who also count themselves among the legion of long-tortured Knicks die-hards. Garnett was known as the Big Ticket during his playing days, mostly in Minnesota and Boston, where in 2008 he helped secure championship banner No. 17. But Sandler is the box office star in the film — which opens this month — as Howard Ratner, a wheeler, dealer and degenerate gambler in midtown Manhattan’s diamond district who is increasingly desperate to settle his debts with one massive score.
If things had gone differently, Sixers fans could have seen center Joel Embiid on the big screen right alongside Adam Sandler in the forthcoming movie Uncut Gems. But instead, we’re getting retired Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett. Uncut Gems filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie discussed Embiid’s near inclusion in the movie in a recent appearance on The Ringer’s NBA Desktop podcast, saying the Sixer was attached to the project for “a very long time.”
Kevin Garnett was quick to answer whether he was surprised Kyrie Irving left Boston. “No,” he said flatly before pausing for laughs and implying that Irving, who signed with the Nets for $144 million, didn’t have the mental makeup for Beantown. “Boston’s a tough town, dawg. You have to have some major cojones to be there. You got to want that. The people want it for you. That’s why Paul (Pierce) is perfect for it. Paul wants the shot every time. Like, ‘You’re 0-for-14.’ And he’s like, ‘I know, but they WANT it.’”
But the conversation inside the Manhattan hotel often steered toward basketball, with the movie’s directors, the Safdie brothers, often chiming in as die-hard Knicks fans. Garnett explained why both Irving and Kevin Durant chose the wrong New York team in free agency. As Garnett experienced n his 1 ½ seasons with the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks, despite their 20-year run of largely disastrous seasons, drive the city and its attention. “If they did the Nets, I thought they should have done the Knicks, if I’m being honest.” Garnett said. “I’m not a Knick fan by far. But if they come to the city and dominate, man. …The first superstar to hit New York and be vibing is going to be bigger than life. Remember I said that. Any piece of hope in this city is going to skyrocket. People are waiting.”