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Sunday, February 5, 2012
KG on 3s: 'Stop acting like y'all shocked'

By Chris Forsberg

Elsa/Getty ImagesKevin Garnett: 3-point specialist.
BOSTON -- Celtics forward Kevin Garnett made his third 3-pointer is as many games during Sunday's win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Once again it was a hot topic in his postgame chat with reporters and it spawned an absolutely hilarious rant from Garnett. Here's the full transcript:

"Don’t get used to that y’all. It’s not even that. Man, listen, I can shoot 3s. OK? We need to cut this, all right? Because I don’t want no more questions about this -- I can shoot 3s, all right? You’re all acting like I’m 50 and I’m out here on one leg and a cane. Some nights are better than others. I’m human, I mess up. I make mistakes. But I can shoot 3s.

"I don’t shoot 3s because we have one of the all-time greatest 3-point shooters in history [in Ray Allen]. We have Paul Pierce, who has won the 3-point contest. We have other guys in here that can shoot 3s. That ain’t my role here. My role is to get those guys open. And if they throw it to me -- shoot it, dunk it, pass it -- OK, cool. But I can shoot 3s.

"When I walk around the streets, y’all stop acting like y’all shocked that I can shoot 3s. Everybody in Boston, everybody in the world, everybody in Minnesota, everybody wherever I’m at -- Concord, Lexington, Burlington -- I can shoot 3s, OK. Let that go. I can shoot 3s. Y’all are acting all shocked like you ain’t seen a black guy hit a 3. The hell’s going on with y’all? I can shoot 3s, all right? Doc was yelling at me today -- shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot. Finally, I just shot the 3 and said, ‘Huh! Is that what you want!?’

"Man, can I shoot 3s? [Celtics media relations czar Jeff Twiss] can I shoot 3s?" [Twiss replies, "Yes, sir."]

"I can shoot 3s. Look, do not get all, 'Shoot a 3!' I don’t want that. You know how [the fans] used to do it with [Brian Scalabrine]. 'Shoooooot!' No, don’t do that, don’t do that to me. I’m not on the Celtics to be out here shooting 3s. I am here to do other things, not shoot 3s. But I can shoot 3s, OK.

"Any more questions? All right, I’m outta here. Go Pats!"