Kevin Garnett Praises Celtics Fans, Takes Shot At Philly Fans

So here's the plan, I'm going to fire up the Philly crowd and we'll pretend we're down 0-3 in the series, ok? Cool.

As I mentioned in the recap, the crowd really seemed to pump some life into the Celtics. Kevin Garnett heaped praise on the Boston faithful.

Celtics blog - Boston Globe basketball news

"Speaking about this crowd, it’s like plugging in," said Garnett. "I feel like every minute I look up, I see my family, I see people yelling, I see the drunk, fat guy. I can't decipher one from the other. This crowd is ridiculous. I love it."

2012 NBA playoffs -- ESPN Boston

Asked what the feeling is like when the crowd is really getting into it, Garnett said, "It's like taking a cold shower, stepping into a freezer that's 60 below. I wouldn't recommend it, but if you want the feeling, try it out, come back, let me know."

Pretty standard for a guy to praise his home crowd, even it it was done with KG's typical allegorical style.

..that is until...

Later, Garnett was asked about comparing the crowds in Boston and Philadelphia. "Not even close. Not even close," Garnett said. "You've got fans and then you've got fairweather fans. Take it how you want it."

Well, I guess Kevin wants to play the role of villain and feed off the negative energy of the Philly crowd because you can bet he's going to hear it. Of course maybe that's the whole point.

This team, for whatever reason, feeds off adversity, real or perceived. Maybe this is a way to trick themselves into thinking this is a game 7 because the last thing they want is to have to play an actual game 7.

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