I thought this comparison was interesting if for no other reason that HBO has aired Ocean’s 11 about 3 billion times this month and I’m compelled to watch it each and every time. Now I’ll have to picture Saul wearing a K.G. jersey or something.
Speaking to a group of reporters after Wednesday night’s win over the Pacers, dodging questions about the team’s big men who have gone missing, Kevin Garnett compared the Celtics to the movie Oceans 11.
"This is like a good movie and you haven’t seen [the full cast yet],” Kevin Garnett said. "I’m going to use Ocean’s 11, but you haven’t seen Matt Damon. You haven’t seen Brad Pitt. You haven’t seen Bernie Mac. You’ve just seen Clooney and a couple of other guys."
When I asked him which character he is in the film, he paused before releasing that devilish Garnett grin.
"I’m Saul", he said.
Saul Bloom. The film’s ulcerous old pro, who, in his day was a brilliant con artist. Saul is the guy who popped antacid tablets like mentos and constantly feigned his disinterest — never letting anyone in on how much the film’s fictional casino heist actually meant to him.
Nice article about Perk (along with the full episode of The Association which features the day the trade went down).
It was overwhelming when I heard about [all the fan reaction]. It was surprising to me to see that. I think they appreciated what I did. I just think it [the trade] was something they felt they had to do. I know they didn’t want to make the deal. - Kendrick Perkins
"Sometimes people might feel like I’m overstating the case, but I don’t think I am," he said. "I get paid to go to the Garden, meet up with a 30-year friend, sit at halfcourt in the best seats in the place, talk about the game for 2 1/2 hours, then go home and somebody pays me."