In an offseason of pretty gloomy news and a pending, uneasy divorce from one of the best eras in Celtics’ history, we received a pretty cool nugget of news today.
It turns out that world champion track star Usain Bolt is a Celtics’ fan. More specifically, he’s a fan of Kevin Garnett. In an interview with SLAM magazine, Bolt talked about his All-Star weekend experience and talked about Kevin Garnett.
SLAM: How much of a basketball fan are you?
Usain Bolt: I’m a big basketball fan. It’s a lot of teams, but I’m a Boston Celtic fan. I’ve been a Celtic fan since Kevin Garnett got there. I was a Timberwolves fan and then became a Boston fan when KG came. I’m a KG fan. Everywhere KG goes, I support.
SLAM: Why do you like KG so much?
UB: KG for me, he’s a fighter, he’s a leader, he’s a champion. I seen him go through a lot. He’s very tough mentally, and he goes out there and plays hard and always gives 150 percent. So for me, that’s the biggest thing. Even when he was injured, he was always there with his team, always supporting them, always pushing them to be the best, so for me, that’s something big. That’s a leadership quality that I like and appreciate.
Don’t get too happy, guys. In this same interview, he compared himself to Kobe Bryant.
SLAM: You’re a freak of nature on the track. Who’s your equivalent in the NBA?
UB: I’d say right now LeBron, but I think Kobe. Everything he does, I’m like, “Oh God.” That’s what you say when Kobe does something amazing. But I’m not surprised.
Still, this was a pleasant bit of news for me today. It made me chuckle, hopefully it does the same for you.