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David Garnett

David Garnett


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David (Bunny) Garnett, filho único de Edward William Garnett (1868–1937) e sua esposa, Constance Clara Garnett (1861–1946), nasceu em 9 de março de 1892 em Brighton. Ele foi educado na University College School e no Royal College of Science, onde estudou botânica.

Durante a Primeira Guerra Mundial, Garnett foi para a França com a Friends 'War Victims' Relief Mission. e depois trabalhou na terra. Após a guerra, ele abriu uma livraria no coração de Bloomsbury com seu namorado, Francis Birrell. Na época, um de seus vendedores o descreveu como sendo "bonito, louro e de olhos azuis".

Garnett foi morar com seu amante, Duncan Grant, e sua amante, Vanessa Bell, esposa de Clive Bell, em Wissett Lodge em Suffolk. Mais tarde, eles se mudaram para Charleston Farmhouse, perto de Firle. Como Hermione Lee, a autora de Virgínia Woolf (1996), aponta: "Vanessa, que se apaixonou por Duncan Grant antes do início da guerra, estava pintando em uma casa de campo na costa de Sussex, vivendo em um triângulo incômodo com Duncan e seu novo amante, David (conhecido como Bunny) Garnett. Em 1918, Bell deu à luz a filha de Grant, Angelica Bell. Garnett escreveu a Lytton Strachey pouco depois: "Eu penso em me casar com ele. Quando ela tiver 20, eu estarei com 46 - será escandaloso? ”.

Trabalhando na loja conheceu vários membros do Grupo Bloomsbury, que começaram a se reunir para discutir questões literárias e artísticas. Outros membros do grupo incluíam Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster, Duncan Grant, Lytton Strachey, Frances Marshall, Ralph Partridge, Gerald Brenan, Roger Fry, Desmond MacCarthy e Arthur Waley. Marshall mais tarde lembrou em sua autobiografia, Recordações (1981): "Eles não eram um grupo, mas um número de indivíduos muito diferentes, que compartilhavam certas atitudes em relação à vida e eram amigos ou amantes. Dizer que eles não eram convencionais sugere desprezo deliberado das regras; não se interessavam por convenções, mas eram apaixonados por ideias. Em geral, eram de esquerda, ateus, pacifistas da Primeira Guerra Mundial, amantes das artes e das viagens, leitores ávidos, francófilos. Além de várias ocupações como escrever, pintar , economia, que eles perseguiam com dedicação, o que mais gostavam era de conversa - conversa de todas as descrições, da mais abstrata à mais hilariante vulgar e profana. "

Os amigos de Garnett, Philip Morrell e Ottoline Morrell compraram Garsington Manor perto de Oxford no início da Primeira Guerra Mundial e se tornou um refúgio para objetores de consciência. Eles trabalharam na fazenda da propriedade como forma de escapar de um processo. Também se tornou um ponto de encontro para um grupo de intelectuais que incluía Garnett. Ele descreveu Garsington em sua autobiografia, As flores da floresta (1955): "Os painéis de carvalho tinham sido pintados de um azul-esverdeado pavão escuro; a dignidade nua e sombria da madeira e da pedra elisabetana foi dominada por uma magnificência quase oriental: os luxos das cortinas de seda e tapetes persas, almofadas e pufes. A matilha de cães pug de Ottoline trotava por toda parte e aumentava a qualidade Beardsley, que era a metade de seu gosto natural. A característica de cada casa em que Ottoline vivia era seu cheiro, e o cheiro de Garsington era mais forte do que o de Bedford Square. das tigelas de potpourri e raiz de orris que ficavam em cada consolo da lareira, mesa lateral e peitoril das janelas e das laranjas ressecadas, cravejadas de cravo, que Ottoline adorava fazer. As paredes estavam cobertas com uma variedade de quadros. Quadros italianos e quinquilharias -a-brac, desenhos de John, aquarelas para fãs de Conder, que se dizia ter sido uma das primeiras conquistas de Ottoline, pinturas de Duncan e Gertler e uma dúzia de outros artistas mais jovens. "

Garnett morou com Vanessa Bell e Duncan Grant em Wissett Lodge em Suffolk. Grant e Garnett trabalharam na fazenda como objetores de consciência, mas em 1916 um comitê do governo sobre serviços alternativos recusou-se a deixá-los continuar lá. Eles então se mudaram para Charleston, perto de Firle, onde trabalharam na fazenda até o fim da guerra.

Em 1918, Bell deu à luz a filha de Grant, Angelica Garnett. Seu biógrafo, Quentin Bell argumentou: "Apesar de várias lealdades homossexuais nos anos subsequentes, o relacionamento de Grant com Vanessa Bell durou até o fim; tornou-se principalmente uma união doméstica e criativa, os dois artistas pintando lado a lado, muitas vezes no mesmo estúdio, admirando, mas também criticando os esforços uns dos outros. "

Em 30 de março de 1921, Garnett casou-se com Rachel (Ray) Marshall, irmã de Frances Marshall. O casal teve dois filhos. Em 1922, Garnett publicou o romance de grande sucesso, Lady Into Fox. O dinheiro que ele ganhou com este livro permitiu-lhe comprar Hilton Hall, uma casa do início do século XVII perto de Huntingdon. Em 1923, ele juntou forças com Francis Meynell para estabelecer a Nonesuch Press.

Outros livros de Garnett incluídos O retorno do marinheiro (1925), Um coelho no ar (1932), Pocahontas (1933) e Beany-Eye (1935). Ele também foi editor literário do New Statesman de 1932-34 e durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, ele ingressou no Ministério da Aeronáutica com o posto de Tenente da Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, e mais tarde tornou-se um oficial de inteligência no executivo de guerra política.

Em 1938, Garnett começou um caso com Angelica Bell, filha de Vanessa Bell e Duncan Grant. Isso deixou seus pais muito angustiados. A esposa de Garnett morreu de câncer de mama em 1940 e ele se casou com Angélica em 8 de maio de 1942 e nos anos seguintes teve quatro filhos (Amaryllis, Henrietta, Nerissa e Frances).

Em 1946, Garnett juntou forças com Rupert Hart-Davis, Teddy Young, Eric Linklater, Arthur Ransome, H. E. Bates e Geoffrey Keynes para formar a editora Rupert Hart-Davies. Garnet continuou a escrever romances e os mais vendidos Aspectos do Amor apareceu em 1955. Garnett também escreveu três volumes de autobiografia, The Golden Echo (1953), As flores da floresta (1955), e Os rostos familiares (1962).

Sua biógrafa, Frances Partridge argumentou: "A produção de Garnett foi grande e vigorosa, baseada em uma variedade de interesses e ampla leitura. Ao começar como um romancista, ele tomou Daniel Defoe como seu modelo, e a mesma combinação de uma imaginação ou Uma premissa fantástica com um estilo robusto, objetivo e masculino pode ser vista no trabalho de ambos os escritores. Muitos de seus enredos eram marcadamente originais e atraíram o interesse de artistas em outras mídias. "

Depois de se separar de Angelica Bell, Garnett mudou-se para a França e viveu no Chateau de Charry, Montcuq, a 25 km de Cahors. Como um de seus amigos apontou: "Aqui ele engarrafava vinho e cozinhava para seus muitos visitantes, e podia ser visto sentado do lado de fora, sob um grande chapéu de palha, digitando seu último livro."

David Garnett morreu de hemorragia cerebral em sua casa no dia 17 de fevereiro de 1981. Não houve funeral e seu corpo foi entregue a um hospital universitário francês.

Virginia Woolf foi aguda, embora não totalmente informada, sobre a tensão do "casamento da mão esquerda" de Vanessa. As pressões da vida com Duncan eram consideráveis. Divinamente encantadora, deslumbrantemente talentosa, suscetível, adorável e sexy, completamente comprometida com seu trabalho e evasiva de outras responsabilidades, boêmia, idiossincrática e descuidada com as aparências, a pessoa que Vanessa escolheu amar pelo resto de sua vida foi a causa de tanto dor como prazer. Desde o nascimento de sua filha Angélica em 1918, eles (provavelmente) não tiveram uma vida sexual, mas sim uma companhia de colaboração profissional, social e doméstica. Duncan ficou na casa de Vanessa enquanto tinha casos com uma série de amantes com quem Vanessa teve que fazer amigos, por medo de perdê-lo de sua vida.

Virginia conhecia bem alguns desses amigos de Duncan, mas nem sempre parecia ter consciência das tensões que eles causavam. Quando Bunny Gannett e Duncan se tornaram amantes durante a guerra, havia um triângulo intenso de ciúme e atração. Virginia não fez comentários sobre isso, embora notasse o atrito entre eles.

Os painéis de carvalho tinham sido pintados de um azul-esverdeado pavão escuro; a dignidade nua e sombria da madeira e pedra elisabetana fora dominada por uma magnificência quase oriental: os luxos das cortinas de seda e tapetes persas, almofadas e pufes. Quadros e quinquilharias italianos, desenhos de John, aquarelas para fãs de Conder, que se dizia ter sido uma das primeiras conquistas de Ottoline, pinturas de Duncan e Gertler e uma dúzia de outros artistas mais jovens.

Quando chegou o dia fatal, Ralph (Partridge) e eu estávamos dormindo em nosso apartamento na Great James Street, com Bunny (David Garnett) no quarto que ele alugou no andar de cima. O telefone tocou, nos acordando. Era Tom Francis, o jardineiro que vinha diariamente de Ham; ele estava sofrendo terrivelmente de choque, mas teve a presença de espírito de nos contar exatamente o que havia acontecido: Carrington havia atirado em si mesma, mas ainda estava viva. Ralph ligou para o médico de Hungerford pedindo-lhe que fosse imediatamente ao Ham Spray; em seguida, parando apenas para pegar uma enfermeira treinada e levando Bunny conosco para nos apoiar, dirigimos a uma velocidade vertiginosa pela Great West Road. Estávamos todos completamente silenciosos - os pensamentos dos outros, imagino, na mesma condição estrangulada que eu. Nós a encontramos apoiada em tapetes no chão do quarto; o médico não se atreveu a movê-la, mas ela o tocou muito, pedindo-lhe que se fortificasse com uma taça de xerez. Muito caracteristicamente, ela primeiro disse a Ralph que desejava morrer e então (vendo sua agonia mental) que faria o possível para ficar boa. Ela morreu naquela mesma tarde.


COMMONWEALTH v. David Garnett, Recorrente.

COMMONWEALTH da Pensilvânia v. ONE 1990 DODGE RAM VAN. David Garnett, Recorrente.

Decidido: 16 de maio de 2000

David Garnett apela de uma ordem do Tribunal de Apelos Comuns do Condado de Delaware, que ordenou que sua van Dodge Ram fosse confiscada e perdida para a Comunidade da Pensilvânia, que o título do veículo fosse transferido para o Promotor Distrital e que o Gabinete do Procurador poderia tanto retenha o veículo para uso oficial ou venda-o.

A história factual e processual desta questão, como pudemos deduzir dos escritos das partes, é a seguinte. Em 10 de junho de 1994, Garnett foi condenado por sequestro e assassinato em primeiro grau. O Commonwealth havia provado em um julgamento do júri que, em 16 de dezembro de 1993, Garnett esfaqueou Dorothy Johnson na van Dodge Ram. Garnett foi condenado à prisão perpétua e, em 14 de setembro de 1995, o Superior Tribunal de Justiça confirmou a sentença condenatória. Em 13 de agosto de 1997, o Common Pleas Court negou o pedido de Garnett para alívio de condenação pós-condenação sob o Ato (Lei) de alívio de condenação. 1 Em 13 de julho de 1998, depois que sua primeira petição foi indeferida sem prejuízo, a Commonwealth apresentou uma segunda petição de confisco e condenação da van Dodge Ram. Garnett não apresentou uma resposta a essa petição. Posteriormente, o Tribunal Superior confirmou a decisão do Tribunal Comum de Reclamações negando o alívio da condenação de Garnett em 2 de setembro de 1998 e, de acordo com o documento da Commonwealth, o Supremo Tribunal acabou negando a petição de Garnett para permitir a apelação de sua sentença, que ele havia interposto nunc pro tunc.

Nesse ínterim, em 22 de setembro de 1998, o Common Pleas Court concedeu a petição de confisco da Commonwealth, opinando que Garnett não apresentou qualquer prova na audiência de confisco, e ordenou que o título da van fosse transferido para o procurador distrital do condado de Delaware . Garnett apelou dessa ordem ao Tribunal Superior, que transferiu a questão para nós.

Garnett agora levanta apenas uma questão para nossa consideração e afirma que o tribunal de julgamento errou ao conceder a petição da Commonwealth para o confisco de sua van de 1990.

Garnett argumenta que não existe base legal para apoiar a condenação de seu veículo, e que o Tribunal Comum de Fundamentos indevidamente tentou mostrar um nexo específico entre a van e seus atos criminosos. Embora concordemos que a condenação de sua van não é expressamente autorizada por lei, obviamente existe um nexo específico entre a van e as atividades criminosas de Garnett que não pode ser negado. Garnett admitiu esfaquear Dorothy Johnson em sua van antes de usá-la para descartar o corpo dela. A van então ficou presa na lama quando deslizou sobre seu corpo durante a tentativa de Garnett de se afastar. Por ter sido usado na perpetração de seus atos ilícitos, o Dodge Ram de Garnett é um contrabando derivado sujeito a confisco. Ver Commonwealth v. Crosby, 390 Pa.Super. 140, 568 A.2d 233 (1990). 2

Embora, reconhecidamente, este Tribunal, em Commonwealth v. Cox, 161 Pa.Cmwlth. 589, 637 A.2d 757 (1994), questionou a decisão do Tribunal Superior em Crosby de que existem confiscos de common law, consideramos que a tentativa da Commonwealth de obter um confisco depois que Cox entrou com um pedido de devolução de propriedade 3 falhou porque a Commonwealth não apresentar uma petição de confisco ou fazer uma moção oral de confisco. Explicamos que "[o] tribunal de primeira instância concedeu, em essência, uma moção de confisco que não existia." Cox, 637 A.2d em 759.

No entanto, ao contrário dos réus condenados em Cox e Crosby, Garnett, neste caso, não apresentou uma moção para a devolução de sua van. Além disso, ele também não respondeu à petição de confisco do Commonwealth protocolada em 13 de julho de 1998. Embora Garnett argumente que a questão do confisco do Dodge Ram não era reconhecível quando o Commonwealth protocolou sua petição cerca de quatro anos após sua condenação, ele sabia que seu van foi apreendida durante a investigação do assassinato e sequestro de Dorothy Johnson, e que a van está sob custódia da Commonwealth desde então. No entanto, apesar dessa passagem do tempo, ele não fez nenhuma tentativa de buscar a devolução de sua van antes da tentativa da Comunidade de condená-la em 1998.

Em Commonwealth v. Setzer, 258 Pa.Super. 236, 392 A.2d 772, 773 (1978), o recorrente, quase dois anos após sua condenação, entrou com um pedido de devolução de dinheiro que lhe foi confiscado no momento de sua prisão. O Tribunal Superior declarou que a omissão de Setzer em levantar a questão da devolução de sua propriedade em qualquer moção pós-veredicto após sua condenação ou no momento de sua sentença constituiu uma renúncia da questão. O Tribunal Superior explicou ainda:

Embora a Regra 324 não estabeleça em que momento uma moção de devolução de propriedade deve ser feita, '[i] t é uma doutrina fundamental nesta jurisdição que quando uma questão é cognoscível em um determinado processo e não é levantada, é dispensada e não será considerada em uma revisão desse processo. 'Commonwealth v. Romberger, 474 Pa. 190, 196, 378 A.2d 283, 286 (1977), citando casos.

Acreditamos que Garnett renunciou à questão da devolução de sua propriedade ao deixar de levantá-la nas moções pós-julgamento ou no momento de sua sentença. Além disso, Garnett não contesta que ele nunca se preocupou em responder à moção de 13 de julho de 1998 da Commonwealth para confisco.

Por todas as razões acima, ratificamos a ordem do juízo comum.

AGORA, 16 de maio de 2000, a Ordem do Tribunal de Apelações Comuns do Condado de Delaware é confirmada.

1. Seções 9541-9546 da Lei, 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 9541-9546.

2. Em Crosby, o Tribunal Superior considerou, inter alia, que o caminhão do recorrente, usado enquanto ele estava dirigindo sob a influência, era confiscado sob a lei consuetudinária como contrabando derivado, embora o Tribunal tenha reenviado o caso para consideração de fatores relevantes para saber se o caminhão deve ser confiscado.


David Garnett

David Garnett (9 de março de 1892 & # x2013 17 de fevereiro de 1981) foi um escritor e editor britânico. Quando criança, ele tinha uma capa feita de pele de coelho e por isso recebeu o apelido de & quotCoelho & quot, pelo qual era conhecido de amigos e íntimos por toda a vida.

Garnett nasceu em Brighton como filho único de Edward Garnett e da tradutora russa Constance Garnett. Como objetor de consciência na Primeira Guerra Mundial, ele trabalhou em fazendas de frutas em Suffolk e Sussex com seu amante, Duncan Grant.

Um membro proeminente do Grupo Bloomsbury, Garnett recebeu reconhecimento literário quando seu romance Lady into Fox, uma fantasia alegórica, recebeu o Prêmio James Tait Black Memorial de ficção de 1922. Ele dirigiu uma livraria perto do Museu Britânico com Francis Birrell durante a década de 1920. Ele também fundou (com Francis Meynell) a Nonesuch Press. Ele escreveu o romance Aspects of Love (1955), no qual o posterior musical de Andrew Lloyd-Webber foi baseado.

Sua primeira esposa foi a ilustradora Rachel & quotRay & quot Marshall (1891 & # x20131940), irmã de Frances Partridge, cujas xilogravuras aparecem em alguns de seus livros. Ele e Ray tiveram dois filhos, mas ela morreu relativamente jovem de câncer de mama.

Embora Garnett fosse principalmente heterossexual, ele teve casos com Francis Birrell e Duncan Grant. Ele estava presente no nascimento da filha de Grant, Angelica Garnett (n & # x00e9e Bell), em 25 de dezembro de 1918, e escreveu a um amigo pouco depois, & quotEu penso em me casar com ele. Quando ela tiver 20 anos, terei 46 & # x2013, será escandaloso? & Quot. Quando Angélica tinha vinte e poucos anos, eles se casaram (em 8 de maio de 1942), para horror de seus pais.

Eles tiveram quatro filhas (Amaryllis, Henrietta e as gêmeas Nerissa e Frances), mas depois se separaram. Sua filha mais velha, Amaryllis Garnett (1943 & # x20131973), era atriz. Henrietta Garnett, sua segunda filha, acabou se casando com Burgo Partridge, sobrinho de seu pai com sua primeira esposa, Ray, ela supervisiona os legados de David Garnett e Duncan Grant. [editar] Morte

Após sua separação de Angélica, Garnett mudou-se para a França e morou no Chateau de Charry, Montcuq (perto de Cahors), onde morreu em 1981.


Richard Garnett: Tipógrafo, editor e escritor que cresceu no meio do grupo Bloomsbury

Richard Garnett veio de uma linhagem literária distinta e em uma longa vida seguiu a carreira de seu pai, David, como escritor, e de seu avô, Edward, como editor de uma editora, com igual distinção. Suas maiores realizações residem em duas publicações muito diferentes. Uma era a vida de sua avó: Constance Garnett - uma vida heróica. Garnett, que se lembrava dela em seus últimos anos solitários, podia entrar em sua vida com compreensão familiar e definir suas traduções de grandes romances russos, facilmente tidas como certas, como uma conquista verdadeiramente heróica.

O outro foi The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, editado por Kathleen Coburn e Bart Winer. Este vasto trabalho fez exigências excepcionais na habilidade de design de Garnett. Os manuscritos de Coleridge foram revisados, riscados e reescritos, os seus próprios livros e os de outros cobertos com notas, os textos impressos alterados em edições posteriores. O aparato dos editores teve que dar conta de cada mudança. Vários tamanhos diferentes de tipos eram necessários, até mesmo uma segunda cor para a marginália, e todos dispostos de forma que as diferentes partes se alinhassem. O resultado foi um triunfo tipográfico, tanto maior porque discreto. O projeto foi finalmente concluído em 34 volumes em 2001 sob o selo da Princeton University Press.

Editores e designers de livros recebem pouco crédito por seu trabalho. Garnett não esperava nem exigia isso, mas centenas de livros e seus autores se beneficiaram de seu trabalho, assim como milhares de leitores.

Richard era o filho mais velho de David Garnett e Ray Marshall, nascido na casa de seu avô materno em Bloomsbury, enquanto seu pai estava sentado na escada lendo Tristram Shandy. Lady into Fox, sua obra-prima, apareceu no ano anterior, ganhando os prêmios Hawthornden e James Tait Black Memorial em 1923. Com a força disso, ele comprou Hilton Hall, uma casa do século 17 de beleza mágica, que permaneceu um ponto central característica da vida de seu filho e, mais recentemente, de sua casa.

Uma infância rural de nidificação de pássaros e caça furtiva de coelhos, pontuada pela educação inicial em Cambridge, terminou em 1932, quando ele foi enviado para Beacon Hill, a escola progressista fundada por Bertrand Russell e sua segunda esposa Dora. Antes de chegar, entretanto, Russell havia deixado Dora, e suas lembranças de Beacon Hill, embora vívidas, não eram felizes, principalmente a desconfiança na autoridade. Beltane, em Wimbledon, sua próxima escola, era mais agradável, ele fazia visitas de fim de semana para sua avó, Constance, na casa dela, The Cearne, em Kent. Sempre bom com as mãos, ele aprendeu telhados e encanamentos quando a escola foi evacuada para uma mansão decadente em Wiltshire.

Em 1940 ele foi admitido no King's College, em Cambridge, para ler matemática, mas depois de um ano ele foi convocado e passou os próximos cinco anos na RAF, pilotando lanchas como apoio para lanchas voadoras, ao redor da costa da Grã-Bretanha e depois Serra Leoa. Ele voltou para o King's em 1946, graduando-se em inglês dois anos depois. Depois de um breve aprendizado em impressão na Shenval Press, em 1949 ingressou na Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd, a pequena editora da qual seu pai foi um dos diretores fundadores.

A empresa havia sido lançada em 1946 por Rupert Hart-Davis, e o escritório ficava em cima de uma loja na Connaught Street. Em 1947, teve seu primeiro best-seller, The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship de Stephen Potter. Em 1950 veio o segundo, Elephant Bill, seu sucesso permitiu uma mudança para o 36 Soho Square, mais confortável.

Garnett era agora o gerente de produção da empresa e logo um editor especialista também. Sete anos no Tibete de Heinrich Harrer, outro best-seller, e a autobiografia em três volumes de Lady Diana Cooper (tia de Hart-Davis), exerceram ambas as habilidades. Os livros de Laurence Whistler o estimularam a se tornar um gravador de vidro. Sua experiência náutica veio à tona com a Biblioteca de clássicos do mar do Mariner, e ele assumiu o comando da lista de navegação de Adlard Coles quando ela se fundiu com a Hart-Davis.

Mas o coração da empresa não estava nesses, mas em livros eruditos, mas legíveis, como a vida de Henry James em cinco volumes de Leon Edel, Letters of WB Yeats de Allan Wade e as sagas imperiais de Peter Fleming. Todos eles alcançaram sua reputação graças à experiência conjunta de Garnett e Hart-Davis. Não foi à toa que um de seus admiráveis ​​beneficiários chamou a empresa de "a universidade da Praça do Soho".

Mas o sucesso comercial não veio. Três vezes a empresa teve que ser socorrida. O controle passou primeiro para Heinemann, depois Harcourt Brace e finalmente para Granada. O próprio Hart-Davis saiu em 1963, três anos depois, a empresa foi fundida com a MacGibbon & amp Kee e, finalmente, a Garnett foi demitida. Ao sair, um cachimbo de água estourou no sótão, deixando-o para dizer "Après moi le déluge".

Felizmente, Macmillan precisava apenas de seus talentos para supervisionar a edição e correção de provas. Ele logo se tornou indispensável e assumiu de mim a direção da nova edição do Dicionário de Música de Grove. Foi a primeira grande obra de referência a ser compilada para composição por computador, o que fez exigências editoriais e organizacionais excepcionais. Garnett superou todos eles, e a nova edição de 1980 foi um grande sucesso comercial, gerando subconjuntos de compositoras de ópera e mulheres, e então um Dicionário Grove de Arte ainda maior (1996).

Mas, tendo crescido no meio do grupo de Bloomsbury (como uma criança pequena, ele ficava assustado com a imitação natural de um lobo de Virginia Woolf), seu coração estava na escrita mais criativa. Para Hart-Davis, ele escreveu três livros para crianças, começando com The Silver Kingdom (1956), ilustrado por sua esposa Jane, e baseado em sua própria experiência de arqueologia submarina The White Dragon (1963), sobre uma grande geada de Fenland, tornou-se um Brochura de Puffin. Os livros de Gerald Durrell devem muito à sua edição, que beirou o autor, assim como os livros de história natural de Bernard Heuvelmans.

Em 1991 veio sua vida de Constance Garnett. Sua infância difícil e seu casamento posterior foram mediados pelo sucesso acadêmico inicial em Newnham e, em seguida, pelo fascínio pela Rússia e pelos revolucionários, visto em primeira mão em 1894. Isso levou à sua produção prodigiosa de traduções: tudo de Dostoiévski, bem como Tolstoi, Tchekhov , Gogol e Turgenev. Estes foram de benefício incalculável para os leitores ingleses, como foi reconhecido em sua vida por Joseph Conrad, entre outros.

Na Macmillan, ele se tornou um especialista em extrair as memórias de Harold Macmillan, mas seus autores favoritos foram Marie Rambert, cuja autobiografia Quicksilver (1972) deveu muito à sua habilidade com um gravador, a Duquesa de Devonshire, que dedicou Wait for Me! (2010) para ele e, acima de tudo, Joyce Grenfell, cujo Joyce by Herself and Her Friends (1980) ele editou com seu marido Reggie Grenfell.

Richard Duncan Carey Garnett, editor e escritor nascido em Londres em 8 de janeiro de 1923 casou-se em 1954 com Jane Dickins (dois filhos) morreu em Salisbury em 26 de maio de 2013.


Aspects of Love (1955): David Garnett

Não sei virtualmente nada sobre o musical de Andrew Lloyd Webber e # 8217s Aspectos do Amor, exceto pela música O amor muda tudo, que estava em um CD que costumávamos tocar no carro durante as viagens longas. Certamente não sabia que o musical era baseado em um livro, muito menos que o livro era um produto do Grupo Bloomsbury. Quando me deparei com ele por acaso, decidi que simplesmente precisava dar uma chance & # 8211, embora não possa dizer que gostei. É um triunfo auto-indulgente do estilo sobre a substância e, embora seja uma leitura rápida com menos de 150 páginas, permanece na mente pelos motivos errados: por sua desagradável aura de exploração e manipulação emocional. Torna-se ainda mais sinistro quando você percebe que foi inspirado por eventos da própria vida de Garnett.

Nosso protagonista Alexis é um paralelo fictício para Garnett. Nós o conhecemos como um jovem sonhando com sua vida em Paris, onde ele conhece e se apaixona pela atriz Rose. Descobrindo que ela está entre as peças, sem ter onde ficar, ele impulsivamente a convida para se juntar a ele na mansão de seu tio no interior da França. Ela diz que sim, sendo este o tipo de livro em que mulheres lindas concordam em ir para o meio do nada com meninos que elas acabaram de conhecer, que claramente desejam ser liberados de suas virgindades (há & # 8217s a muito de realização de desejo masculino aqui). Cue um período de grande contentamento, brincando de casinha no campo, interrompido apenas pela chegada inesperada do dono da casa, Sir George. De meia-idade, rico e viúvo, George também é imediatamente cativado pela luminosa Rosa.

Dois anos depois, Alexis retorna a Paris para visitar o apartamento de seu tio na cidade de # 8217, onde descobre que Rose agora se tornou amante de Sir George. Eles são muito felizes juntos, embora isso não impeça Rose de dormir com Alexis, correr pela cidade com ele e ser geralmente charmosa na ausência de George. Mas tal estado de coisas não pode continuar e Rose deve fazer sua escolha. Sua decisão leva Alexis a um ato de fúria assassina (embora, sendo este o tipo de livro que é, seja apenas uma ferida na carne, embora envie Rose para se recuperar com Sir George, que está visitando sua amante na Itália. Fazer manter-se!). Os anos passam e, conforme Alexis aceita a escolha de Rose, ele se esforça para vê-la não mais como uma amante, mas como uma amiga. O relacionamento deles muda ainda mais quando Rose dá à luz sua filha Jenny, uma criança adorável de quem Alexis se torna uma figura de tio, mas que, à medida que cresce, tem a possibilidade de se tornar outra coisa. Mas como um homem pode aprender a amar de todas essas maneiras diferentes?

Por razões óbvias, o livro torna a leitura desconfortável agora. Parece profundamente errado ver uma mãe tacitamente encorajando seu ex-amante a entregar-se à paixão pré-adolescente de sua filha por ele. Hoje em dia, somos ensinados a ser muito mais rígidos quanto às idades em que certos tipos de apego são apropriados, especialmente quando esse apego é entre um adulto e um jovem. No entanto, não são apenas as sugestões de exploração infantil que tornam isso difícil de engolir. Garnett alegremente cria um mundo de fantasia em que seus personagens principais vagueiam alegremente por seu emaranhado relacionamento aberto. Ninguém parece se importar particularmente com o bem-estar de outra pessoa. A exceção é, talvez, Sir George, mas ele obviamente não é & # 8216sofisticado & # 8217 e & # 8216 moderno & # 8217 como Rose e Alexis. (Ele é tão encantadoramente antiquado, com sua curiosa monogamia). Além disso, a reviravolta final na jornada romântica de Alexis & # 8217s é simplesmente ridícula (spoiler: & # 8216I & # 8217s nunca te conheci antes! Vamos & # 8217s ir para a cama! Meu Deus, eu & # 8217m agora estou totalmente apaixonado por você! Vamos & # 8217s fujam juntos! & # 8221 Como velho são vocês, pessoal? Nenhum de vocês precisa ganhar dinheiro ou fazer algo construtivo?).

Para que não incomode alguém, eu sei disso algum Diz-se que relacionamentos abertos funcionam muito bem e que seus membros estão muito felizes. Mas isso requer um nível de comunicação e generosidade que não está à vista aqui. E eu não acho que foi em Bloomsbury também. E tenho certeza de que esses relacionamentos funcionam melhor quando os filhos não fazem parte deles.

O notável é que a vida real era ainda mais perturbadora do que a ficção neste caso. Se virmos Alexis como Garnett, então Jenny é Angelica Bell, nascida em 1918 como filha ilegítima de Vanessa Bell e Duncan Grant. Na vida real, Garnett estava romanticamente envolvida não com a mãe de Jenny, mas com seu pai, Grant e, na vida real, ele foi aquele que contemplou uma futura relação sexual com o filho de sua amante & # 8217s. Ele escreveu a Lytton Strachey, não muito depois do nascimento de Angelica & # 8217, que & # 8216Sua beleza é o que há de mais notável & # 8230 penso em me casar com ela. Quando ela tiver 20 anos, terei 46 - será escandaloso? & # 8217 (Resposta: SIM! Talvez eu seja irremediavelmente pudico, mas acho essa reação a uma criança recém-nascida muito perturbadora.) E ele se casou com ela, embora não até depois de se casar com a artista Rachel (& # 8216Ray & # 8217) Marshall, que morreu em 1940. Dois anos depois, Garnett conseguiu se casar com Angélica, com quem ele estava tendo um caso desde 1938. Ela tinha 24 anos, ele era cinquenta. Pobre Angélica. Sua vida foi ofuscada por revelações surpreendentes: seu pai não era Clive Bell, mas Grant, seu marido, era seu pai & # 8217s amante & # 8230. Mais tarde, ela escreveu as memórias Enganado com Bondade sobre sua infância entre os membros decadentemente imorais do Grupo Bloomsbury. Eu o tenho em algum lugar e terei que desenterrá-lo para obter & # 8216Jenny & # 8217s & # 8217 lado da história. Normalmente não é necessário entender muito sobre o contexto biográfico de um autor ao avaliar um de seus romances, mas este é um caso em que considero absolutamente crucial.

Estou bastante irritado com David Garnett agora, o que é irritante porque quero ler Lady into Fox e acho que não posso fazer isso no momento. I’ll have to leave it a few months until I’ve calmed down and can, once again, disassociate the author from his work. I don’t think I’m going to be bothering with the musical either.


6. Kevin Willis

He’s not only the best basketball player named Kevin of all time he may be the best player in the NBA right now, period. He’s recovering from an injury and won’t return until next year, but Durant has had quite a career for himself.

He won two titles with the Golden State Warriors and nearly won a third before injuries enabled the Toronto Raptors to defeat them in six games. Now he’s in Brooklyn, where he and Kyrie Irving will attempt to bring a title back to New York.


Best Defensive Rebounder: Artis Gilmore

Defensive rebounds also belong in the category of defense, which is another factor for showing the paint protection in the favour of the big men.

In terms of defensive rebounding, the boxing out technique, skills, strength to get a position, sense of where the ball is going and much more can all be factors for a domination of a certain player under the basket.

There were many good rebounders in their own paint, but Artis Gilmore, with his 11.514 defensive boards are enough for me to consider him as No. 1, barely outmatching Karl Malone, Moses Malone, Robert Parish and many more.

From the forwards, notable rebounders were guys such as Elgin Baylor and Larry Bird, while from the guards, I'd say Jason Kidd tops them all. Let's not forget about Bill Russell, Nate Thurmond and Wilt Chamberlain who were also terrific, but they left the game before these stats were accepted in the league, so I'd rank them but still mention it.


KG, the Oral History, Part 2: Glory in Boston, Quirky Traits and Returning Home

Few athletes have left as deep an imprint on their sport as Kevin Garnett has on the NBA. As KG celebrates his 39th birthday, a collection of players, coaches and executives recount what made him such a unique and transformational figure over the last 20 seasons.

This is Part 2 of B/R's oral history of Garnett's NBA career. Part 1 is here and accessible through the links below.

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Though Garnett quickly evolved into a dazzling, dominant player in Minnesota, he grew frustrated with the Timberwolves' postseason failures, opening the door for a career-changing trade to Boston, where he found ultimate success while honing a reputation as one of the league's most interesting characters.

For most of his Minnesota career, Garnett was a superstar surrounded by bit players, a solo act in search of a worthy co-star.

The Timberwolves granted Stephon Marbury's wish on March 11, 1999, sending him to the Nets in a three-team trade that brought point guard Terrell Brandon, a two-time All-Star, to Minnesota. Though talented, Brandon was undersized (5'11"), and his career was cut short by injuries.

The next co-star to audition was Wally Szczerbiak, a sweet-shooting forward drafted with the sixth pick in 1999. But the chemistry was poor from the start and their relationship bottomed out when Garnett and Szczerbiak scuffled in the trainer's room in November 2000.

Chauncey Billups spent two years on the roster, from 2000-02, but he did not reach stardom until years later, in Detroit. Tom Gugliotta had his best seasons alongside Garnett, in 1996-97 and 1997-98, but the Timberwolves let him go after the 1998 lockout to save salary-cap room, presumably for Marbury.

Meanwhile, Garnett's behemoth contract, which was grandfathered in after the lockout, made it extraordinarily difficult for Timberwolves officials to acquire elite talent. And the Timberwolves sabotaged themselves along the way, agreeing to an illegal deal with Joe Smith that cost the franchise multiple first-round picks as part of the NBA's punishment.

Despite his immense talents, Garnett became a playoff footnote, losing in the first round seven straight years from 1997 to 2003, never winning more than 51 games in a season.

Flip Saunders, Timberwolves coach, 1995-2005 2014-present: Foi difícil. We traded Steph, we got Terrell, who was pretty good. We also got Wally Szczerbiak in the deal, who became an All-Star. What you have to have is not just a star, but you have to have two dynamic stars. To get a guy that maybe can be an All-Star—that might not be good enough back then.

Steve Aschburner, Timberwolves beat writer for Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 1994-2007: I think [Garnett] felt like Wally was overrated, I think he resented that this guy that was sort of becoming his sidekick without any real chemistry and not enough chops. … There was no chemistry there between them, at all.

Sam Mitchell, Timberwolves teammate, 1995-2002: A lot of that stuff is overblown. Kevin respected Wally, because Wally could play. Wally loved to play. Now, Wally wasn't the greatest defender, but when it came to scoring the basketball, Wally can score.

Kevin McHale, Timberwolves general manager 1995-2008: Eles eram pessoas diferentes. They never seemed to have great chemistry, [but ] I don't think it was as bad as everybody said it was. They had their moments. Wally made an All-Star team with Kevin. He wasn't a great passer, wasn't a great creator. [But] he played well with Kevin. In my time there, nobody played better with Kevin than Gugliotta. You can look at some of the stuff they did together. Very, very impressive.

Flip Saunders: KG's the most unassuming superstar, in that he had more gratification passing the ball than scoring. So he didn't care about shooting, where Wally, that's all he cared about. So he got Wally a lot of shots.

Steve Aschburner: When Wally got his extension, [the media] broke the news to KG before shootaround. The look on Garnett's face—he was working his molars over the fact that this guy's going to be here long-term now, and being paid a whole bunch of money and that's going to get in the way of certain kinds of improvement they could make in that team.

Andy Miller, Garnett's agent since 1995: I think that that was the thing that probably caused the most turmoil. … Kevin always wants to be successful, always wants to win, wants the team to have success, wants everyone to shine. When you have constant frustration, always trying to plug a hole, and every year you end up with the same results, it's extraordinarily frustrating.

Terry Porter, Timberwolves guard, 1995-98: We just didn't have enough weapons. … You know, [Garnett] wasn't the type of guy that was going take over a team and carry a team back then. And they were in the Western Conference, so it became more of a challenge early on. I remember us playing Houston in the first round. He had a great series we just didn't have enough.

Steve Aschburner: Glen Taylor pissed off his peers by signing Garnett to that contract, but nobody's team suffered worse than Glen Taylor's.

Finally, in 2003, the Timberwolves made two dramatic trades, acquiring point guard Sam Cassell from Milwaukee and swingman Latrell Sprewell from New York, providing Garnett the best supporting cast of his Minnesota career. The Timberwolves won 58 games, a franchise record, and Garnett won the Most Valuable Player award after averaging 24.2 points, 13.9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.5 steals.

That spring, Garnett won the first two playoff series of his career, leading the top-seeded Timberwolves into the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, who had added Karl Malone and Gary Payton to the Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant core. But Cassell entered the series with a badly injured hip, sustained in the second round, and his play suffered. He sat down for good after Game 4 of the series, with the Wolves trailing 3-1. The Lakers prevailed in six games, and Garnett lost his best chance to bring a title to the Twin Cities.

Despite a 44-win season, the Timberwolves missed the playoffs the next year, then parted ways with Sprewell and Cassell. They have not made the postseason since.

Flip Saunders: We would have won that year. … We were the No. 1 seed. I still believe, if Sam wouldn't have got hurt, that we would have beat the Lakers and I think we probably would have beaten Detroit (in the Finals) that year.

Glen Taylor, Timberwolves owner: We went out and [acquired] those guys, [and spent] more money than we could afford. … I think everything went the way we planned it, except the injuries. And that's been our misfortune ever since, the god-darn injuries.

Dwane Casey, Timberwolves head coach, 2005-07: In conversation, [Kevin] would let it be known that that was something that he was frustrated with, that they broke up the team that had gone to the Western Conference Finals.

Steve Aschburner: He was really fed up. He wasn't the one raising his hand or making demands in the media to exit, because he is a very loyal person. But I think he felt kind of betrayed by the inability of McHale and the organization to come through for him.

Terry Porter: [Garnett] knew at the end of the day, he was going to be judged by his playoff appearances.… He cares about how he's looked upon and what his legacy looks like.

Kevin McHale: He thought, "I have to do more. I have to do more." Really, there was nothing more he could do.

Steve Aschburner: I remember after the Boston-Cleveland [playoff series in 2010], when LeBron got eliminated by the Celtics. And Garnett told us from the podium, about how he told LeBron about how fast things go. To me, that was Garnett basically saying, "I wish I hadn't signed that last extension, because look how long it took me to get somewhere where I really could win." That was pretty telling.

By 2007, Garnett and the Timberwolves had reached a crossroads.

The Sam Cassell-Latrell Sprewell era had been short-lived, with each star alienating the front office over contract demands. At age 31, Garnett's window to chase a championship was diminishing. And the Timberwolves, stymied by their own missteps, and handcuffed by Garnett's massive salary—and with another contract extension on the horizon—decided it was time to set a new course.

What was once inconceivable became essential: The franchise would have to trade the greatest player to ever have graced the uniform.

Glen Taylor: I said to Kevin, "It's gonna take us a while again." … And I think he kind of says, "I'd like to win." I say, "I'm not sure I'm gonna get you that here as fast as you want." So I would say that he kind of was unsure.

Kevin McHale: It was hard on everybody. That really came down to just our owner having—and I think Glen was more than fair with everybody—a number he wanted to sign everybody with, and he tried to get the cap more cap-friendly. Kevin, just said he wanted X amount. It came down to a financial decision. It was hard.

Glen Taylor: I think now he says, "Glen you traded me. I didn't want to be traded." But I'm not sure it was quite that clear. I think he sent me some messages that "I want to get on a [contending] team."

Danny Ainge, Celtics GM: Because Kevin and I were such close friends, we had numerous conversations over the years [about Garnett]. We realized that Paul [Pierce] and KG would be a great combination. We thought that they really complemented each other well. So we discussed the possibility of Paul going to Minnesota or KG coming to Boston, like which way is the best way to do it.

Phil Jackson, Lakers head coach, 1999-2004 2005-2011: When I realized that [Garnett] was available and wanted to leave Minnesota, I put a big push on (to acquire him).

Andy Miller: Cleveland was involved. They were a distant third in the whole thing.

Glen Taylor: L.A. really wanted him. Well, I didn't know if I wanted him in the West. I thought I was getting better players. I thought L.A could not give me the players that Boston did.

The Lakers offered a package built around multi-skilled forward Lamar Odom and 19-year-old center Andrew Bynum, a promising second-year player who would eventually become an All-Star. Odom had a history of flaky behavior, however, and Bynum was unproven.

The Celtics' package was built around another talented, but still-developing young center, Al Jefferson, along with several other young players and draft picks.

Phil Jackson: Dr. [Jerry] Buss came to me and said, "I have a handshake agreement with Taylor, that he's going to come to L.A. But McHale hasn't concurred yet." So I said, "Well that's a good excuse." You always, as an owner, say, "I'll do this, but …" So I kept that hope out there, that he was gonna be a part of the Laker organization.

Taylor: Odom, I was a little afraid of. I thought Bynum was gonna be a star.

Moleiro: I think that what McHale was looking for, on top of picks, was a core young piece, and he was infatuated with Al Jefferson at the time.

Glen Taylor: It became the Lakers, and it became Boston. And they both said, what does [Garnett] want to get paid? And I told them what he wants to get paid. I told them the kind of contract. And those two teams said they would do it.

On July 31, 2007, the Timberwolves sent Garnett to Boston, in exchange for Al Jefferson, four other players and two first-round picks. Many experts considered the Lakers' offer of Odom and Bynum to be the stronger package. The deal between Ainge and McHale, close friends and former Celtics teammates, stoked suspicion that McHale was acting more in the interests of his former franchise.

Phil Jackson: I've always kind of hinted that, in fun. … Of course, it's easier to make a deal with someone you know. But the (main) thing was, get him out of the conference, get him to the East Coast, get him away from us, so we don't have to deal with him four times a year. So that makes sense. So that's understandable.

Glen Taylor: We went to Boston, and I got a deal with Boston and took it to Kevin, and he says, "No, I don't want to be traded." … Then they went out and got [Ray] Allen. I went back to Kevin and said to him, later on, "Well, they're still here, they want you." I thought he said, "OK" to me. I really did. … I don't know if he remembers it that way quite or not. Because he has said at different times, "I wished I could have stayed there." But I thought I asked him. I thought he agreed. In thinking back, my guess is Kevin wasn't sure which way he wanted to do it, and I made the decision for him, rather than he probably felt that I should have asked him again.

KG, Fulfilled

Ultimately, the chance to join two other future Hall of Famers, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, persuaded Kevin Garnett to accept a trade to the Celtics, and to say goodbye to Minnesota, the only NBA home he had known.

In Boston, Garnett's impact was immediate and profound. The three stars were branded as co-equals, each dependent on the others to fulfill their championship dreams. But Garnett was the linchpin to the partnership, instantly becoming the Celtics' defensive conscience, their strongest voice and their emotional pulse.

The story of the Celtics' 2007-08 championship run is one of individual sacrifice. Garnett set the tone from Day 1, demanding a total commitment from everyone, then setting the example himself, by surrendering shots and individual glory.

The veterans all respected Garnett, and the Celtics' youngest starters, Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo, were instantly drawn to his unique magnetism. They followed his lead in everything, and reflected his steely on-court persona.

Doc Rivers, Boston Celtics head coach, 2004-13: It was before our first practice—our first meeting with Paul, Ray and Kevin. The first thing he talked about is, "Hey, we all say we're going to win a title, but what are you going to give up?" He challenged us right away. He was not f-----g around, and I love that about him.

Sam Mitchell: I remember when I was coaching in Toronto (in 2007), and we played the Boston Celtics in an exhibition in Rome. And Doc Rivers and Ray Allen pulled me to the side. They was like, "Man we need you to talk to KG." I was like, "What's wrong?" They said, "Man, he's just so intense. He don't need to do all that." So they thought he was trying to impress them. I said, "Doc, Ray, he's like this every day. Every day."

Danny Ainge: He changed everybody, from coaches to trainers to massage therapists, to the entire organization. I think that it was just his energy and enthusiasm. But also, it was the fact that he believed. He had this strong faith in what the team could be.

Paul Pierce: It wasn't about no bulls--t now. … The attitude around there was very boot camp-like. We're gonna go in here and do our work every day, and the laughing and the joking, that's out the window until maybe after practice or on the bus.

Brian Scalabrine, Celtics forward, 2005-10: Over the course of 82 games, or 110-some games like we played, a lot of guys can get real loose. He never allowed that. One day Leon Powe and I were cracking up on Eddie House's tattoo. … [Garnett] was like, "C'mon, Scal, it's time to rock! What the 'F' are you doing?" And I was like, "You know what? You're right. It is time to rock." We're about to play the Dallas Mavericks and we're over here messing around. It was 55 (minutes) on the clock or something like that. He was locked in and focused. That's how it is with him. If you want to be on the team, that's how it is going to be.

Paul Pierce: It probably made some guys uncomfortable, maybe [some felt he] need[ed] to tone it down. But I'm like, "No, that's Kevin. Y'all tell him to tone it down like it's a weakness, but that's his strength. He's gotta be like this. He's getting ready."

Glen "Big Baby" Davis, Celtics forward, 2007-11: I think he goes down as one of the best leaders of all time, somebody that led by example, but also policed his teams and said what was right all the time, in spite of what other people think. You talk about a guy who made a sacrifice coming to Boston — his role changed, he was more of a defender. He was a guy that kind of facilitated and kept us all together.

Danny Ainge: Doc would harp on him every day, like, "You gotta score more, you gotta shoot more. You gotta quit passing and you gotta shoot." KG, it just wasn't in his nature. He was such a team guy, and he cared so much about his teammates, and he cared about the camaraderie and the unity of our team, and was greatly affected by people that went off the reservation.

Doc Rivers: He's the best superstar role player I've ever seen. He's a superstar that can do everything, yet he gave himself to the team and played a role for the team to win, no matter what that took away from his individual stuff. I don't know if there's any superstar I've ever been around that is that unselfish.

Danny Ainge: Kendrick (Perkins) was a very important piece to a championship puzzle. Kevin knew that. He sort of took Perk under his wing and he loved Perk for how hard Perk played. Paul was always a great player. But Paul, all of a sudden, didn't have to carry the load (as the sole leader). … KG's presence just took a burden off of Paul, and freed him up to be what he was, which was a great scorer.

Doc Rivers: He was prepared, you better be. If you messed up in shootaround, he knew it. So he kept me on the edge because you knew he was as prepared as the coaches, and it's rare you see that.

At the time the Celtics created their New Big Three, there were legitimate concerns about fit and chemistry, and legitimate questions about how long it might take for three towering talents to mesh. The answers came quicker than anyone could have predicted. The Celtics started the season 8-0, then ripped off two nine-game winning streaks, pushing their record to 29-3 on Jan. 5.

The Celtics finished with 66 wins, their best mark sine 1986. After a strenuous run through the Eastern Conference playoffs—it took seven games to beat Atlanta and Cleveland, six to beat Detroit—the Celtics landed in the Finals against their oldest rival (and the loser in the Garnett stakes), the Los Angeles Lakers.

Boston dominated, claiming the championship in six games and unleashing a raucous celebration at the new Boston Garden. Garnett averaged 18.2 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, 1.7 steals and one block per game in the series, while harassing the Lakers' Pau Gasol and piloting a Celtics defense that had the Lakers flummoxed.

As the green confetti fluttered, Garnett took the microphone and unleashed a primal scream for the ages, an instantly iconic moment in Finals history: "Anything is possssibllllle!"

Tyronn Lue, longtime friend of Garnett's, Cavaliers assistant coach: The proudest moment for me was when he won that championship, and I got a chance to see his emotions and how he reacted. It was the best thing for me.

Paul Pierce: Oh, man, he started crying. He broke down. When you saw that, it was just like, man, you felt him. You felt him. … And then he went to the ground. That's when you knew. When a guy breaks down, a guy with the personality of KG, [who] is so strong, and [he] breaks down, then it means something. It means something to you.

Chris Webber: I talked to him before he went to Boston. I knew what that was about. Think about it, that was his only chance. … That goes down as one of my favorite sporting moments, seeing him win the championship, because I knew what he was saying.

The era of the New Big Three would last another four seasons, but Garnett, Pierce and Allen would never reach that pinnacle again. Their title defense was undermined by a knee injury that forced Garnett to miss the entire 2009 postseason. The Celtics returned to the Finals in 2010 to face the Lakers again, but they lost Perkins to an injury in Game 6 and lost an epic Game 7 that went down to the final minute.

Age and injuries eventually took their toll and the Celtics' preeminence soon faded as the power shifted to a new Big Three rising in South Beach.

Paul Pierce: I had no doubt in my mind — we probably would have won 70 games that year (2008-09) if KG was healthy. And the rings. So it's all a lot of what-ifs, but you have that through history, with a lot of teams who didn't stay healthy after they won.

Danny Ainge: It would have been nice to win two. We were close. … Kevin, he gave hope to our franchise every day for six years.

Quirks, Habits and Virtues

What do you see when you look at Kevin Garnett? Over the years, he's alternately been viewed as a warrior and a bully, a fierce defender and a dirty player, a kind spirit and a mean person, an intimidator and a mentor. He is a tough opponent—playing on the edge and sometimes over it — but a fiercely loyal teammate. His intensity sometimes seems to border on insanity. His game-day rituals are legendary and quirky.

Before introductions every night, Garnett will sit in solitude on the bench. Before tipoff, he will skip around the court, bellowing to the crowd. And he will bang his head into the basket stanchion several times, while muttering to himself and tying his shorts.

"He's still a little nuts," said former Nets teammate Mason Plumlee. "Even on the court, he's different, but in a good way, man."

Good, bad or otherwise, Garnett's personality is as unique as his game.

Sam Mitchell: He's gonna do the same routine. He stretches the same, he sits down on the floor in front of his locker at the same time. He has his hot packs for his knees at the same time. He puts his shoes on a particular way.

Kendrick Perkins, Celtics teammate, 2007-11: Before the jump ball, he goes to the sections of the fans and is like [pounding his chest several times], "Motherf-----s!" He'll say a whole lot of [stuff]. And the fans just go crazy. And then he started getting cheers and, and you feed off that, right?

Jim LaBumbard, former Timberwolves PR director, now with Toronto: Even when he comes into town with visiting teams, I would never go say hi to him pregame, because I knew he was just locked in in just that way. It would just be like talking to a wall.

Sam Mitchell: He's game mode, all day. You keep waiting to say, is he gonna burn out doing it? But he doesn't, man.

Paul Pierce: He's gonna eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Every game. We didn't even have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches until he got to Boston. So then he made our ball boys make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for everybody. When KG was eating them, everybody started eating them.

Doc Rivers: Before Game 6 in the (2008) Finals when we beat the Lakers, I walked in the locker room, and Kevin gets [hyped] up to where sometimes he goes over the line. You could see it. I had him come in my office and sit. He's sitting there five, 10, 15 minutes. I don't say a word. I just go back to work. He's moving around and finally he says, "I'm in a timeout. I'm in timeout." I didn't even respond. You could hear him: "Phew" (exhaling). But you think about a guy who has been in the league that long and is still that jacked up for a game that you literally have to calm him down. That's my favorite story.

Kendrick Perkins: It was in a playoff game. So we were down 10 or something in the third, double figures, coming back in the fourth. I remember him coming back on the defensive end. And you know how you get into (a defensive stance), you want to get low, like before the man crosses halfcourt. He literally about crawled on the ground and got up off his knees, like "Let me see it!" that type of [thing]. It was like, damn.

Tyronn Lue: A lot of people do all their howling on the court and they're faking just for attention, but what he does is genuine. So one day we were at his house and we were watching Puff Daddy's show Making the Band, and in one of the scenes, some new guys came in and were trying to sing and were trying to compete against the guys who had been there. And KG just got so hyped, "Motherf----r, you've got to stand up for yours! You've got to fight! Motherf----r, you've got to come together!" He's going crazy, he's sweaty. And he just head butts the wall and put a hole in the wall of his house.

Paul Pierce: Most guys, you get warmed up but you're gonna have a slight sweat. Well, he'd have a full sweat, like he already played four quarters of a game. That’s just him getting his mind right, getting his body right, ready to go. Everybody's got their routine. That's his routine.

Flip Saunders: He hates change. If he had a chance, he’d keep 20 guys on the roster, and he'd pay those last five guys we had to cut. … He'd become attached to somebody in one week and didn’t want them to leave. So you’d always have to talk to him and kind of reason with him why you might be trading someone. And it’s funny, because many times the lower-end guys are the guys he has more of a soft spot, to try to help those guys out even more.

Sometimes, even opponents are graced by that softer side. For a young Dwyane Wade, it was when Garnett went out of his way to encourage him early in Wade’s rookie season, in 2003. Garnett followed up the next summer, too, seeking out Wade in Miami to offer his guidance and support. Countless young players have been mentored by Garnett over the last 20 years.

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat guard, 2003-present: I was a young kid. This is Kevin Garnett, MVP of the league. But he believed in me at that time. He wasn't my teammate. I didn't even know him that much. …But he pulled me aside, he talked to me for that weekend, and he let me know that I can be a star in this league. So that confidence from a guy like that, man, just went a long way.

Mason Plumlee, Garnett teammate with the Nets, 2013-15: The first time I met him, he just told me, "Look, I've done it all. I've been an All-Star, I’ve been MVP, I've won a championship." So he’s like, "Everything that I tell you is for you. It's coming from a place of success, a place of — you know I want you to do well, because I've done it all." He's like, "I want to play and still be good, but I don't have to prove myself anymore." It's funny, he says that and then he plays as if to prove himself each night. I always remember that. That just gave me trust in everything he told me, that it wasn't for anything but my betterment.

Doc Rivers: He tries to teach the young guys professionalism first — not basketball. … He bought them suits. He'd bring them in and get them all wired up and buy two or three suits for them, so they're dressed right. He told them, "If you're coming to work, you're coming in a suit and tie. You come to go to work." I never had to tell our young guys about being on time with him. You had him doing it.

The ultimate Kevin Garnett quirk? He refuses to accept the fact that makes him so unique: that he's a 7-footer with the skills of a guard. Since his first day in the NBA, Garnett has insisted—to every coach, trainer and public-relations official—that he be listed as 6',11".

Sam Mitchell: Oh, he'd get mad. He never wanted to be 7-foot. I think he always felt like if you list him at 7-feet, you'd put him at center. He never really wanted to play center.

Flip Saunders: He doesn't like labels. He didn't want to be labeled a center. So I used to call him 6-foot-13, because he's really 7'1".

Jim LaBumbard: He was adamant, from Day 1. . I think we just kept him at 6'11". We just rolled with it. We've had other people come to us with requests on weight and things like that. To me it wasn't that big a deal. I just kind of laughed at it.

Flip Saunders: He never let anyone measure him.

Though notoriously change-averse, Kevin Garnett has waived his no-trade clause three times. He went to Boston in 2007 to chase championships. When that window closed in 2013, he moved to Brooklyn, to join another team with title hopes. And when that pursuit fizzled, Garnett consented to one last move: back to the place he calls 'Sota.

On Feb. 19, with the trade deadline approaching, the Nets shipped Garnett to the Timberwolves in a swap for 26-year-old forward Thaddeus Young. For the Nets, it was strictly a basketball move, a chance to get younger and more athletic. For the Timberwolves, it was strictly about Kevin Garnett—his past and his future.

There was sentimentality in the deal, sure, and perhaps some marketing strategy at work, too. Amid another losing season, the Timberwolves needed a move to reenergize the fan base. But Garnett's value now transcends stats, ticket sales or winning percentages.

The Timberwolves wanted Garnett for his influence, for his ferocity and for his self-discipline, for the impression he will make on their promising young players—Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Zach LaVine, Gorgui Dieng and Ricky Rubio.

Flip Saunders: I said, "You know, Kevin, you won a championship in Boston, but when people think about you, they're always going to think about you as a Timberwolf. That's when you were MVP, All-NBA, All-Defensive (team)." I thought that maybe there was a chance that he might want to come back and finish, because he never really did want to leave here.

Paul Pierce: I thought he made a good decision. I told him, "The people of Minnesota are really going to appreciate you more than they do in Brooklyn." And I think he felt that.

Jerry Zgoda: Basketball-wise, it made no sense, giving up a guy 26, Thad Young, for this guy. But here, it was a little bit of a fairy tale, him coming back. I was actually surprised how (positively) people reacted to it. I don't know if that was so much that they were hoping that it was the same guy they traded away in 2007, or just the fact of it's just a good story.

Glen Taylor: I'm happy. And I told him.

Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves rookie: The first couple games we had, there were a lot of fans here at the beginning of the year. Then it started fading away a little bit. Then when KG came back, it was a packed house. A lot of fans came out, a lot of new faces, and you could just feel a different energy in the gym.

Jerry Zgoda: The night he came back was magic. You don't see that that much, especially in that arena. It was special.

Paul Pierce (who, as a member of the Wizards, played against Garnett in his first game back): Oh man, it was unbelievable. I haven't seen Minnesota like that since he left. It used to be one of the loudest buildings in the league when he was there. Then he left, it was like a ghost town.

Flip Saunders: The first road trip we came back on…the young guys were all in the back, three seats on each side. It was Lorenzo [Brown] and Zach and Wig. … So KG started talking about stories and different things, concepts and games. And these three guys were sitting there, like this [Saunders rests his chin on his crossed arms, staring intently] — their eyes, it was like they just saw Santa Claus. If I had a picture — they were riveted to their seats.

Anthony Bennett, Timberwolves forward: He's always a hard worker, always intense, always talkative. Everything about his vibe changed the locker room. … Someone missed a shot, he'll go to them, bring them back up. Just the little things, but it goes a long way for other players.

Flip Saunders: We're trying to get guys that are 20 to start playing like they're 23 or 24. … No one says it like he does. Even the players we have that are the veteran guys, like Gary Neal, say, "I never imagined that KG was this type of leader."

Paul Pierce: He's going to give them an attitude. … He might not be that dominant KG, the MVP, the one dominating games. But his voice is louder than ever, in that locker room moreso I think than in Brooklyn.

Jerry Zgoda: He was having a dialogue with Zach LaVine quite a bit of time before (a game in Utah), giving him grief as much as anything. … Zach goes out and hits two big shots. I heard Garnett was going crazy in the dressing room watching it, saying, "That's my guy."

Flip Saunders: What KG brings, the other things, how he might help these other guys analytically be better, is more important than a low first-round pick or whatever it is.

Those who know Garnett best believe he will play another season or two, as a role player and mentor. After that, many believe Garnett will be given a share of the franchise, or perhaps seek to purchase the club himself, with an investment group. However the next chapter unfolds, it appears Garnett is back in Minneapolis to stay.

Paul Pierce: Let me tell you something, I heard KG say he was going to retire four years ago. In Boston. After like 2010 or '11, he was like this is it, this is it. He's still here.

Jerry Zgoda: I think he's going to be the next owner. He won't put the big money behind it, but he'll be the face of it, like Magic Johnson is with the Dodgers. I think that's why he agreed to do this.

Sam Mitchell: He came home. You think about it, he's the only Timberwolf, period, in history that really means anything. … He's everything. He is everything.

Jerry Zgoda: There's not much to be proud of if you're a Wolves fan for the last 20 years, but he's the guy that defines all that is.

Howard Beck covers the NBA for Bleacher Report and is a co-host of NBA Sunday Tip, 9-11 a.m. ET on SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio. Follow him on Twitter, @HowardBeck.

Howard Beck interviewed Danny Ainge, Paul Pierce, Flip Saunders, Sam Mitchell, Glen Taylor, Dwane Casey, Terry Porter, Christian Laettner, Jim LaBumbard, Phil Jackson, Gregg Popovich, John Hammond, John Nash, Jerry Zgoda, Steve Aschburner, Jonathan Abrams, Russ Granik, Ron Klempner, Kevin Johnson, Jose Calderon, Andy Miller, Mason Plumlee, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett.

Ethan Skolnick interviewed Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Webber, Kendrick Perkins, Henry Walker and Tony Allen.

Ric Bucher interviewed Sonny Vaccaro, Brian Scalabrine and Alvin Gentry.

Jared Zwerling interviewed Doc Rivers, Glen Davis, Zach Randolph, Chris Bosh, Tyronn Lue and Joe Abunassar.


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