Kevin Garnett joined Dennis and Callahan on WEEI in Boston to discuss losing Game 7 of the NBA Finals, what he would think of himself if played for the other team, whether he feels old in the league after 15 seasons, when he will decide to retire, being shy, what he, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen figured out that the Miami Heat will have to learn and the two-year window for the Celtics.
On the off-season after losing Game 7 of the NBA Finals:
"Very dark, to be honest, dark. 'Just leave me alone, let me be my myself. I don't want to deal with anything right now. Let me just be in a dark place.' Just the way I replay the game over and over in my mind, trying to get a resolution to some type of place to where you can settle with it. I never found it, but that's what it is. I say it's fuel to the fire ."
On if he would like him if he were on the other team:
"I'd think I was an a------, because I'm misunderstood. I'm serious. I'm not out on the court making friends. I'm not out there patting guys on the back. I'm trying to bust yo' ass, period, point blank. When I hit the floor, I'm a certain kind of way, and I never have any excuses for that."
On when how he will know when it's time to retire:
"I think it will be physical. When I retire, it will probably be because I'm hurting on a regular basis. I'm a passionate guy. Anyone who knows me or hangs out with me, they know that if I'm playing a video game or telling a story or something, I'm passionate about it."
On if he is shy:
"I wouldn't say shy, I'm just private. I think to get to know anybody is a moment. I look at life like, guys get to see me perform, play ball, a lot of things that we do are on blast anyways. So, the little private life that I do have I like to keep it private. I don't have a Twitter. I don't have a Facebook. It's not that I'm not social. I'm social, but I like to be social with the people I know. I just feel like everybody out here is not for you. If you let everybody in, you let those people in with that. I just prefer to have my circle tight and have my family and friends close to me. That's how I like to interact and be around people. Shaq has the personality. His personality is so big that you can't really withhold that. Ray (Allen) is a good golfer. I guess he likes people to see his swing or whatever. I'm just to the back. If I go out and go somewhere, I like to sit down and chill. I'm not a rah-rah guy. I'm rah-rah when I'm on the court. I'm pretty laid back."
On if he is going to cuss around the house as his daughter grows up:
"Cuss words are a part of life, let's say that. You know what, I always said if a kid has never heard of cuss words, they don't know what I'm saying. I don't promote cussing, but it helps. I look at it like it's straight to the point. It's nothing that I'm proud of. If I could stop, I would. But [expletive]. This is me. If you don't like it, then you don't have to like it. This is who I am, though."