This story is starting to circulate in the media a little bit, so I figured we could touch on it here. Kevin Garnett had this to say following the team's 104-92 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night:
"I do have a certain way and a certain style I like to be when I hit the court. Shaq gets a smile out of me every now and then, but for the most part, I'm still me. At some point, especially with the lockout coming up...Who knows if this is my last year, or (if) we don't play next year, what it's going to be. So I'm trying to enjoy the guys now."
Here's the full video (apologies for the ad in the beginning):
Garnett's hinting at the lockout that, at this point, is expected to commence after the NBA's current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) expires on June 30, 2011.
While I don't want to get into the specifics about the lockout right now, I do want to touch on Garnett's situation. His contract is set to expire at the end of next season, when he's 36 years old. For all we know, Garnett might have already had plans to retire once his current deal ran out, sort of like Shaquille O'Neal does. But that's only speculation on my part. This could all depend on how long a potential lockout actually lasts for. Let's not forget that.
What I think is most important for us as fans, given the uncertainty that surrounds the entire NBA at the end of this season and not just Garnett, is that we try to enjoy this season as much as we can for its full duration.