Morning sports update: Kevin Garnett said he wishes he’d come to Boston sooner in his career

"I probably would’ve went to Boston or changed the situation earlier."

Kevin Garnett is introduced as a member of the Boston Celtics in the summer of 2007. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

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Kevin Garnett on the thing he would go back and change: After recently being elected to the Hall of Fame, Kevin Garnett sat down with Shams Charania of The Athletic.

While Garnett said “I don’t play should’ve, could’ve, would’ve,” he did venture into one hypothetical.

“If I could actually go back and change anything, I would’ve left Minnesota a little earlier, knowing that the management wasn’t as committed as I was. Or wasn’t committed at all,” Garnett admitted. “I probably would’ve went to Boston or changed the situation earlier. I would’ve been a little younger and that means less wear and tear on the body. Teaming up with Paul (Pierce), I should’ve done that earlier. Who knows — I’m probably sitting here with another ring or two.”


Trivia: The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry reached its most recent apex in the late ’90s and early 2000s. One pitcher logged all of his Major League stats for both Boston and New York during that span. He won four World Series with the Yankees, and was also a member of the 2004 Red Sox. Name that pitcher.

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: He played for Panama in three World Baseball Classics.

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