Kevin Garnett made a guest appearance on The Ringer featuring Bill Simmons and Adam Sandler. He talked about the playoff series between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat featuring prime LeBron James. According to Garnett, the league had “an agenda” for the Celtics that year, which resulted in the Cavaliers winning the series.
“So they was talking s— to him – the media. And the league knew that they had an agenda in which we weren’t part of the agenda. You understand? Right. And that’s how they ended up winning that series. Yeah. I said it. “
LeBron was on a mission that year after trying to secure another appearance in the NBA finals after losing to the Dallas Mavericks the season before. However, Garnett said the Celtics didn’t care about him because they knew LeBron couldn’t beat all five of them. Their focus was on their game and the system they’ve been running for years.
“Man, listen. Let me tell you something. The C’s, we didn’t give a f— about LeBron. We didn’t fear LeBron. And we didn’t think he could beat all five of us. And that’s how it felt. He was trying to consolidate because he didn’t want the pressure on him. You understand? “