Garnett fined 25,000 for silence after Game 7

Garnett fined 25,000 for silence after Game 7
June 13, 2012, 7:47 pm
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Kevin Garnett didn't make himself available to the media after Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and as a result, he was fined 25,000 by the NBA.

When the Celtics lost to the Heat on Saturday, Garnett must have been crushed. As a soon-to-be free agent, it might have been his last game as a Celtic. If he decides to retire, it will have been his last game as a pro. That's no small deal for someone who's known nothing but the life of an NBA player since he entered the league in 1995 fresh out of high school.

But, still, would it have been so hard to appear in front of the microphones and mumble a few answers? Now he's 25,000 lighter in the wallet because he couldn't muster the energy or want-to to speak.

Sure, that's not a ton of money relative to the nearly 300 million he's made in salary over the course of his career. But for the rest of us, it's a lot. And it could have been avoided.