With teammates leaving all around him, Kevin Garnett stands tall.
One by one, they have left him, some by their own hand, others by fate and circumstance. Stephon Marbury. Tom Gugliotta. Malik Sealy. Bobby Jackson. Joe Smith. Kevin McHale. Glen Taylor. Leaving the burden on his still-skinny shoulders. So many other guys would have found a convenient out, an excuse to get traded out of town. It's too cold. I don't have enough help. The market is too small.
Even someone making $126 million.
But Kevin Garnett will have none of it.