Kevin Garnett might be the most intimidating player in the NBA. He's notorious for being an aggressive trash-talker, and even headbutted Dwight Howard in a game earlier this season. So you can't really blame rookie Zach LaVine for being afraid of his new teammate, especially when he dresses in KG's old locker.
"This is his locker and I'm actually kind of scared because I think he is going to say something about me being in his locker," young Zach LaVine said.
LaVine offered the locker back to Garnett, who declined and instead will dress one seat over.
"I did more than offer; I wanted him to take it," LaVine said. "I wanted him to sit there. I said, 'I'll move!' But it's going to be great for me; I know that. Future hall of famer, man, everyone wants to get to his level. He was playing in this league before I was born!"
LaVine is smart to try to stay on Garnett's good side, because the veteran apparently has some destructive tendencies.
"As one of our veteran guys told our young guys yesterday, 'Hey, listen, when KG walks in the locker room your phones better be tucked away, because if they're not, they're going to get thrown in the toilet on game night,'" head coach Flip Saunders told the Pioneer Press.
Tread lightly, young Timberwolves.
- Dan Gartland