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Kevin Garnett scares Michele Tafoya, rest of America

Look, Kevin Garnett from all accounts is a good guy, a great player and an emotional fellow. Mazel tov and props to him for his big victory Tuesday.

But as I watched Michele Tafoya's scary/fascinating post-game interview with Garnett, during which he seemed to be speaking in tongues, I was thinking this:

It is impossible to imagine Bob Cousy or Bill Russell or Larry Bird or Dennis Johnson acting this way on national TV after winning a title. And why is that?

Because the cultural expectations for publicly displayed emotion and celebration have changed, whether it's because of SportsCenter or reality TV or . . . oh, never mind.

I'm just old. Whatever.

Congrats, KG.

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