Kevin Garnett: 'I've Been in the League Since, Like, Moses.'

David MurphyFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets gets excited during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Barclays Center on December 16, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Kevin Garnett has been involved in a few crazy games over the course of his career, and on Monday night he was part of another.

The Brooklyn Nets laid a 130-94 beatdown on the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center and after, K.G. acknowledged Nets guard Joe Johnson’s hot shooting night with a reference for the ages:

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News summed up Johnson's performance:

Johnson scored 29 points in the third quarter - falling just four shy of the NBA record for any quarter, set by George Gervin and Carmelo Anthony. Johnson, who sat for the entire fourth quarter, hit 10 of his 14 shots from beyond the arc.

Johnson is a 32 year-old veteran in the league, but Garnett has a few years on his teammate. This is his 19th season in the NBA, and he hasn’t toned down the intensity. One of the most passionate athletes in any sport, Garnett will headbutt the basketball stanchion before games just to get in the mood.

On Monday night, Garnett started at center, playing just a little more than 16 minutes and scoring nine points. He’s not the player he once was when it comes to sheer numbers, but he’s still a guy you want on your side. Or as he opined to Craig Sager in January 2012 while with the Boston Celtics, a guy who’s been in a bar fight.

Garnett’s seen it all, he’ll say. He’s a regular Methuselah. Luckily we haven’t seen—nor heard—the last of him on the court just yet.