Blatche: New teammate KG and I 'are cool now'

Blatche: New teammate KG and I 'are cool now'
July 12, 2013, 7:30 am
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Kevin Garnett and Andray Blatche. Remember them?

They've been known to trash talk at each other over the years, including one memorable night in 2010 when Garnett had Blatche nearly in tears after KG's Celtics overcame in a 13-point deficit in the final six minutes and beat Blatche's Wizards. Washington coach Flip Saunders specically called out Blatche after the game, saying: ""We beat ourselves by getting them energized, which got their crowd energized. [Blatche] is wolfing the whole time at Kevin Garnett. You can't do those kinds of things. When you're coming up and establishing yourself, you don't take a guy that's been defensive player of the year and is probably the best power forward and get that guy juiced up to play against you. You got no chance." 

Well, now KG and Blatche are teammates in Brooklyn, which led some to wonder how they'd co-exist. But Blatche tells the New York Daily News "we're cool now":

“I can say Kevin, he surprised me. We were playing one game against each other, I believe it was last year, in Brooklyn. I was playing against him and he said, ‘Hey man, just keep your head up and keep fighting,’ When he said that, it caught me off-guard, because me and him have our history, and I said, ‘All right, I guess we’re cool now.'

“I took that in, and ever since then I know everything is over with.”

Okay, then.