It’s become an annual tradition for Nets forward Kevin Garnett to disappear into hiding during the offseason, eschewing media visibility and public comments for workouts and recuperation. “I think more players should do that instead of doing all the stuff all summer,” his former coach Doc Rivers told Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “You see players everywhere. The reason Kevin has been able to play so long is during the offseason he goes underground. He recuperates. Not just physically.”
But we’ve found the elusive Garnett. Where, you ask? At the US Open in Queens!
This shot came from last night’s US Open match between Roger Federer and Gaël Monfils, in which the heavily favored Federer had to stage a comeback to advance past the quarterfinal round. Garnett was listed by CBS as a “2008 NBA Champion with the Boston Celtics,” rather than, you know, as a player currently in the NBA with the Nets.
All signs point to Garnett’s return for his final season, where he’s slated to earn $12 million in salary. That might have something to do with how happy he looks.