The Timberwolves faced the Spurs at the Alamodome for a first round playoff game on May 9, 1999. At some point during that game, Garnett told Duncan “Happy Mother’s Day, M***********” as the Spurs legend lined up for a free throw. Duncan’s mother passed away of breast cancer, one day before Tim’s 14th birthday in 1990. [Source](https://www.complex.com/sports/2016/09/meanest-things-kevin-garnett-ever-said/mothers-day)
Didnâ€™t work. Lost the series
Tbf nothing the Wolves did during KG era worked.
Didnt they make a WCF and win like 60 games one year? He could have taken that team to the finals in the East.
But did he make the Free Throw?
tfw both Garnett and Duncan deny this happening
Did he know tho
Id assume so. Otherwise itd be a very random comment to make during a free throw haha
Not exactly random when they were playing on Motherâ€™s Day.
And then Duncan proceeded to dominate Kg for the rest of their careers.
Just two all-time greats sharing some friendly banter.
Duncan ultimately won that war by being the better player and man.
Did he make the free throw
Not convincing when your source says itâ€™s a completely unconfirmed rumor and doesnâ€™t even say where the rumor â€śallegedlyâ€ť started.
KG also testified in court *on behalf* of the financial advisor who was accused of robbing Duncan of over $20M (and was found guilty)...then later tried to sue the same financial advisor for taking $77M from him. The moral of the story...Duncan is known
duncan had some help too salteen
Duncan won with basically three different supporting casts, so the defenses case does not hold water. He especially carried those 99 and 03 teams to rings, and was still a key component in 2014 despite pushing 40. KG had a great peak but his legacy does
> Duncan is known as the best PF ever, and KG is still just a bitch I mean KG is pretty well regarded in his own right.
As a player, Id still rank him top 5 PF along with Tim, Malone, Dirk, and Barkley. As a person...grade A asshole. Area 21 sucks too.
"Happy Mothers Day, MotherMissu"
This is a great example of taking things too far, even for a renowned shit talker like KG.
And somehow KG found a way to still be the crying ass bitch in that series
Most likely made Duncan want to dominate him even more
Heâ€™s lucky Tim is such a chill guy or else shit would have gone down. Thatâ€™s too far
yeah its trash talk
KG knows who he can and cant talk shit to....except that one time with Anthony Peeler.