Some people take sports too seriously. If your sample size is The World, I'm one of them. But if you're gauging it by sports people, it's Kevin Garnett then everybody else. In a recent interview on Boston's WEEI, KG channeled his own Will Turner and told the world how far he's willing to go.
"I’d die out here if I had to and that’s real talk. I’ve been doing this for a long time and ways where I know how to conserve energy and get ‘em at free throw lines and when guys are shooting free throws, those are valuable seconds for me. When I train in the summer I train for a lack of, and when I say that, I mean rest. I program my body to recover as quickly as it can. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I’m a cerebral player these days and I know how to buy myself time on pick and rolls and stuff like that, things that you don’t see when you’re in your seat and it helps me."
Real talk? Shoot. The best thing is that the question asked how tired he was at the end of the Sixers game. To which he responded that he'd die out there. Hm. "Kevin, what'd you eat for lunch today?" "I'd eat my own foot if I had to." "Kevin, how's your calf healing up?" "I shoved a cigarette down my throat just to see if I could digest it."