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“I’ll have these n****s kill you in here” - Kevin Garnett on how he ruined a pickup game with Michael Jordan by nearly getting into a fight with Scottie Pippen

The NBA is filled with wildly competitive players, which makes sense. These star athletes are being paid millions of dollars to go out and win their respective teams' games. With so much on the line, these players are obviously going to go out and give it their all. That's something that  personified throughout his legendary career.

Garnett nearly got into a fight with Pippen during a pickup game with Jordan

Garnett asserted himself as an imposing two-way force at the center position early in his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and once he found his footing in the league, he never let go. Garnett always gave his best effort on the court, and he wasn't shy when it came to trash-talking his opponent in an attempt to get in their head.

Maybe Garnett's most humorous story about his competitive spirit came before he was even in the NBA and involved him nearly getting into a fight with . Garnett recently revealed that he found his way into a pickup game with Pippen and  during Jordan's hiatus from basketball, and his antics with Pippen ended up ruining the entire game.

"J." - Kevin Garnett, 

Garnett and Pippen ended up shutting down the entire pickup game

Garnett's competitive fire certainly shows here, and it's interesting to see he was able to make such a point against Pippen despite being a high schooler at the time. However, Garnett never backed down from anyone, and it nearly led to an altercation between himself and Pippen in this game. Garnett would discuss the aftermath of the incident and how he gained Jordan's respect for not backing down from Pippen.

"'." - Kevin Garnett, 

Garnett's competitive fire would carry over into the NBA, where he had run-ins with his opponents every night. But things would have been different if he had not stood up to Pippen during this pickup game in high school. Garnett made a big impact on two of his childhood heroes in Jordan and Pippen here, and it likely helped shape the player he became when he reached the league.

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