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NBA To Glen Taylor: Be Easy

Unsurprisingly, Minnesota owner Glen Taylor's allegations of tanking on the part of Kevin Garnett have not gone unnoticed by the league.

While KG continues to take the high road, it appears David Stern and his boys in the league office have addressed the matter.

As reported by the Globe's Marc Spears:

An NBA official said last night the league called Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and chastised him for recent comments about Kevin Garnett. Taylor, however, was not fined.

Speaking to Minneapolis reporters Tuesday, Taylor said Garnett "tanked it" the last five games of the 2006-07 season while his teammates "still wanted to play." Taylor's comments came after he was asked about his franchise having a reputation for tanking games in recent seasons to aid its draft position. Garnett missed the last five games of last season with a sore right quadriceps.

Granted, I'm not sure what the league's exact construction of "chastising" is, but it sounds like all parties (minus Taylor, of course) have handled this well.

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KG has said and done all the right things: mostly, nothing.  He truly is a Boston Celtic now, and he knows that this means that what people are saying in Minnesota isn't his problem anymore.  Responding to such ignorance would only be a waste of time for him.

The league, however, could do without these sorts of accusations being made from its owners, and props go to them for at least addressing the unnecessary problem caused by a constantly mismanaging owner apparently bitter over the success his ex-star has had elsewhere.

The Celtics don't need to be worrying about that type of talk, but nonetheless, Glen Taylor doesn't need to be making it.