“They Nasty, They Ain’t Friendly”: Laced With Stern Warning About Kevin Garnett, Coach Prime Breaks Son’s Fantasy Bubble

Published 10/14/2023, 7:16 AM EDT

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Kevin Garnett’s enduring NBA legacy is anchored in his formidable reputation as one of the strongest and most tenacious players ever to grace the hardwood. Just as his physical prowess stands out, Garnett’s talent for trash-talking and employing mental games is equally renowned. Thus, throwing a challenge at the 2004 MVP is not without risk. However, Deion Sanders’ son just did that during their recent interaction. The 2x Superbowl winner, well-versed in the ways of the Boston Celtics legend, promptly brought his son back to reality with a stern warning.

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Garnett and his former teammate, Paul Pierce, paid a visit to the University of Colorado Boulder not long ago. It was during this visit that they were presented with a challenge by the 23-year-old son of Coach Prime.

Deion Sanders warns Shilo Sanders about KG and Paul Pierce

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Apparently from the Show Time clip shared by Garnett, Sanders’ son Shilo can be seen challenging the basketball stars. On behalf of brother Shadeur, the 23-year-old challenged the Big Ticket and the Truth for a 2v2 in basketball. The young athlete seems to be quite confident in his talent. However, soon his dream was shattered as Primetime gave him a reality check.

Sheduer serves as the starting quarterback while Shilo takes on the role of a defensive back for the Buffaloes. However, even though the two possess athletic prowess, Sanders pointed out that they might not be able to match the prowess of the basketball “legends.”

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 Speaking of Garnett and Pierce’s intense mind games, Sanders said, “They were nasty they ain’t friendly. They didn’t just play the game they were trying to hurt you to embarrass you man. And talk to you; make you feel bad about your life.”

 

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Deion Sanders’ observation is not wrong. Despite his charming off-court personality, Kevin Garnett had a somewhat aggressive demeanor while on the basketball court. He often made headlines with his trash-talking incidents.

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During his prime, KG presented a formidable challenge to most NBA opponents, compounding their woes with his sharp tongue.

His mind games made him even more daunting. He never spared even the high schoolers coming into the league.  Joakim Noah, who grew up as a fan of Garnett, once mentioned how the former NBA player was “mean” on the court.

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We wonder if Shilo needs any more convincing. Do you think the Sanders duo would have a chance against the legend? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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Pritha Debroy

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Pritha is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. She has long been a fan of the NBA and the Portland Trail Blazers. With prior experience in lifestyle writing, she aims to deliver a fair assessment of the happenings from the NBA world, both on and off the court.
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