Love, who won the NBA's Most Improved Player award last year and is headed for it again this season, is breaking all sorts of team records, including some of Garnett's. And he isn't making anywhere near the money that Garnett made, some $200 million during his career here.
At this point Taylor refuses to rate Love as a better player than Garnett.
"Kevin [Garnett] did it for many years. Love is doing well now, but he has a long way to go to catch up with the long successful career that Garnett had," Taylor said.
Garnett, who still has a home in the Twin Cities, doesn't hold any love for this franchise, according to his quotes in the Boston press. This despite all the success he had and all the money he made here.
Garnett said: “It’s always special to come back to true fans and your foundation. But as far as that franchise, I have nothing positive to say. So I’ll just let it be that. I think Kevin Love’s playing at a high level. I think he’s rejuvenated the city as far as basketball goes. Other than that, nothing else.”
It will be interesting to see how much he is booed tomorrow night when the Celtics make their only appearance here.
One hero who doesn't get credit for what he did for this franchise is Kevin McHale. He not only drafted and made Garnett a great player, but he also was responsible for the draft-night trade that brought Love here in 2008. And McHale also drafted Nikola Petrovic, who has a chance to be one of the best big men in the NBA.
|Baltimore||7||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Detroit||17||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Miami||11||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Cincinnati||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Chicago WSox||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Kansas City||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Oakland||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|San Diego||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Los Angeles||8:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||9:00 PM|
|MD-Eastern Shore||5:30 PM|
|William & Mary||6:00 PM|
|Kent State||6:00 PM|
|Ball State||6:00 PM|
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|Central Mich||6:30 PM|
|Bowling Green||7:00 PM|
|St Marys-CA||8:00 PM|
|SC State||8:00 PM|
|Western Carolina||8:00 PM|
|South Dakota St||8:30 PM|
|San Francisco||10:00 PM|
|South Dakota St||58|
|St Marys-CA||41||2nd Half 12:32|
|Denver||24||1st Half 5:09|
|Stony Brook||4||1st Half 14:14|
|Creighton||11||1st Half 11:26|
|MD-Eastern Shore||7||1st Half 10:55|
|Northern Ill||4:00 PM|
|New Mexico||4:00 PM|
|(3) Louisville||6:00 PM|
|Kent State||6:00 PM|
|Ohio U||6:00 PM|
|American Univ||6:00 PM|
|Holy Cross||6:00 PM|
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|(5) West Virginia||8:00 PM|
|Air Force||9:00 PM|
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