Even When it Doesn’t Matter, it Matters

Kevin Garnett was famous for blocking meaningless shots after the whistle. He never wanted the opponent to see the ball go in. He wanted a dramatic reminder of who owned the rim. 

According to the scoreboard, those blocks (or goaltends) didn’t matter. But they mattered to Garnett. And they set a tone for the team. We’re not here to screw around. We’re here to dominate you. 

Tonight’s blog post is like a Garnett post-whistle block. Even though it doesn’t really matter, it matters. I blog every day. Big moment or not. Playoffs or not. 20 point beat-down or not. Whistle or not. 

Resistance won’t get a clean look. Not in my house. Every shot matters. Even those that don’t.

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