Otherwise, he might get slapped again. Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.â†µ
On this day, everyone was still buzzing over Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford’s mistake of talking too much to Garnett a day earlier. When Boston Celtics teammate Paul Pierce tried to do Crawford a favor and push him away, Crawford urged Pierce to let K.G. go.â†µ
There are hard lessons to be learned in this league, lockout or not lockout. Eventually, Garnett reminded Crawford about that with a smack upside his head, a reminder to Crawford, Rubio and the rest of them: Elders will be respected.â†µ
I will say this: if Garnett knew he was slapping someone who will end up being better than Michael Jordan, he probably wouldn't have done it.