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David (Bunny) Garnett, el único hijo de Edward William Garnett (1868-1937) y su esposa, Constance Clara Garnett (1861-1946), nació el 9 de marzo de 1892 en Brighton. Fue educado en la University College School y en el Royal College of Science, donde estudió botánica.

Durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, Garnett fue a Francia con la Misión de Ayuda a las Víctimas de la Guerra de los Amigos. y luego trabajó en la tierra. Después de la guerra abrió una librería en el corazón de Bloomsbury con su novio, Francis Birrell. En ese momento, uno de sus dependientes lo describió como "guapo, rubio y de ojos azules".

Garnett se fue a vivir con su amante, Duncan Grant, y su amante, Vanessa Bell, la esposa de Clive Bell, en Wissett Lodge en Suffolk. Más tarde se trasladaron a Charleston Farmhouse, cerca de Firle. Como Hermione Lee, la autora de Virginia Woolf (1996), señala: "Vanessa, que se había enamorado de Duncan Grant antes del inicio de la guerra, estaba pintando en una casa de campo en la costa de Sussex, viviendo en un triángulo incómodo con Duncan y su nuevo amante, David (conocido como Bunny) Garnett. En 1918 Bell dio a luz a la hija de Grant, Angelica Bell. Garnett le escribió a Lytton Strachey poco después: "Pienso en casarme. Cuando ella tenga 20, yo cumpliré 46, ¿será escandaloso? ”.

Trabajando en la tienda conoció a varios miembros del Bloomsbury Group, que comenzaron a reunirse para discutir temas literarios y artísticos. Otros miembros del grupo incluyeron a Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster, Duncan Grant, Lytton Strachey, Frances Marshall, Ralph Partridge, Gerald Brenan, Roger Fry, Desmond MacCarthy y Arthur Waley. Marshall recordó más tarde en su autobiografía: Recuerdos (1981): "No eran un grupo, sino un número de individuos muy diferentes, que compartían ciertas actitudes frente a la vida, y resultaban ser amigos o amantes. Decir que no eran convencionales sugiere una burla deliberada de las reglas; era más bien que no estaban interesados ​​en las convenciones, pero apasionadamente en las ideas. En general, eran de izquierda, ateos, pacifistas en la Primera Guerra Mundial, amantes de las artes y los viajes, ávidos lectores, francófilos. Aparte de las diversas ocupaciones como la escritura, la pintura , la economía, que perseguían con dedicación, lo que más disfrutaban era hablar, hablar de cada descripción, desde la más abstracta hasta la más hilarantemente obscena y profana ".

Los amigos de Garnett, Philip Morrell y Ottoline Morrell compraron Garsington Manor cerca de Oxford al comienzo de la Primera Guerra Mundial y se convirtió en un refugio para los objetores de conciencia. Trabajaron en la finca de la propiedad como una forma de escapar del enjuiciamiento. También se convirtió en un lugar de encuentro para un grupo de intelectuales que incluía a Garnett. Describió a Garsington en su autobiografía, Las flores del bosque (1955): "Los paneles de roble habían sido pintados de un oscuro pavo real azul verdoso; la dignidad desnuda y sombría de la madera y la piedra isabelinas se había abrumado con una magnificencia casi oriental: los lujos de las cortinas de seda y las alfombras persas, cojines y pufs. La manada de perros pug de Ottoline trotaba por todas partes y se sumaba a la calidad de Beardsley, que era la mitad de su gusto natural. La característica de cada casa en la que vivía Ottoline era su olor y el olor de Garsington era más fuerte que el de Bedford Square. Apestaba de los cuencos de popurrí y raíz de lirio que se encontraban en cada repisa de la chimenea, mesa auxiliar y alféizar de la ventana y de las naranjas desecadas, tachonadas con clavos, que a Ottoline le encantaba hacer. Las paredes estaban cubiertas con una variedad de cuadros. Cuadros italianos y bric -a-brac, dibujos de John, acuarelas para los fans de Conder, de quien se rumoreaba que había sido una de las primeras conquistas de Ottoline, pinturas de Duncan y Gertler y una docena de otros artistas más jóvenes ".

Garnett vivía con Vanessa Bell y Duncan Grant en Wissett Lodge en Suffolk. Grant y Garnett trabajaron en la granja como objetores de conciencia, pero en 1916 un comité gubernamental de servicios alternativos se negó a permitirles continuar allí. Por lo tanto, se trasladaron a Charleston, cerca de Firle, donde realizaron trabajos agrícolas hasta el final de la guerra.

En 1918 Bell dio a luz a la hija de Grant, Angelica Garnett. Su biógrafo, Quentin Bell, ha argumentado: "A pesar de varias lealtades homosexuales en los años siguientes, la relación de Grant con Vanessa Bell duró hasta el final; se convirtió principalmente en una unión doméstica y creativa, los dos artistas pintando uno al lado del otro, a menudo en el mismo estudio, admirando pero también criticando los esfuerzos de los demás ".

El 30 de marzo de 1921 Garnett se casó con Rachel (Ray) Marshall, la hermana de Frances Marshall. La pareja tuvo dos hijos. En 1922 Garnett publicó la novela de gran éxito, Dama en zorro. El dinero que ganó con este libro le permitió comprar Hilton Hall, una casa de principios del siglo XVII cerca de Huntingdon. En 1923 unió fuerzas con Francis Meynell para establecer Nonesuch Press.

Otros libros de Garnett incluidos El regreso del marinero (1925), Un conejo en el aire (1932), Pocahontas (1933) y Beany-Eye (1935). También fue editor literario de la Nuevo estadista de 1932 a 1934 y durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial se unió al Ministerio del Aire con el rango de teniente de vuelo de la Reserva de Voluntarios de la Royal Air Force, y más tarde se convirtió en oficial de inteligencia en el ejecutivo de guerra política.

En 1938 Garnett comenzó un romance con Angelica Bell, la hija de Vanessa Bell y Duncan Grant. Esto angustió mucho a sus padres. La esposa de Garnett murió de cáncer de mama en 1940 y se casó con Angélica el 8 de mayo de 1942 y durante los años siguientes tuvo cuatro hijos (Amaryllis, Henrietta, Nerissa y Frances).

En 1946 Garnett unió fuerzas con Rupert Hart-Davis, Teddy Young, Eric Linklater, Arthur Ransome, H. E. Bates y Geoffrey Keynes para formar la editorial Rupert Hart-Davies. Garnet siguió escribiendo novelas y los más vendidos Aspectos del amor apareció en 1955. Garnett también escribió tres volúmenes de autobiografía, El eco dorado (1953), Las flores del bosque (1955) y Las caras familiares (1962).

Su biógrafa, Frances Partridge, ha argumentado: "Garnett's fue una producción grande y vigorosa, basada en una variedad de intereses y una amplia lectura. Al comenzar como novelista, había tomado a Daniel Defoe como su modelo, y la misma combinación de un imaginativo o En la obra de ambos escritores se puede ver una premisa fantástica con un estilo robusto, objetivo y masculino. Muchas de sus tramas fueron marcadamente originales y han atraído el interés de artistas de otros medios ”.

Después de separarse de Angelica Bell, Garnett se mudó a Francia y vivió en el Chateau de Charry, Montcuq, a 25 km de Cahors. Como señaló uno de sus amigos: "Aquí embotellaba vino y cocinaba para sus muchos visitantes, y se le podía ver sentado al aire libre bajo un gran sombrero de paja escribiendo su último libro".

David Garnett murió de una hemorragia cerebral en su casa el 17 de febrero de 1981. No hubo funeral y su cuerpo fue entregado a un hospital universitario francés.

Virginia Woolf fue aguda, aunque no del todo informada, sobre la tensión del "matrimonio zurdo" de Vanessa. Las presiones de la vida con Duncan eran considerables. Divinamente encantador, deslumbrantemente talentoso, susceptible, adorable y sexy, completamente comprometido con su trabajo y evasivo de otras responsabilidades, bohemio, idiosincrásico y descuidado de las apariencias, la persona que Vanessa había elegido amar por el resto de su vida fue la causa de tanto el dolor como placer. Desde el nacimiento de su hija Angélica en 1918 (probablemente) no habían tenido una vida sexual, sino una compañía de colaboración profesional, social y doméstica. Duncan permaneció en la casa de Vanessa mientras mantenía aventuras con una serie de amantes con los que Vanessa tuvo que entablar amistad, por temor a perderlo de su vida.

Virginia conocía bien a algunos de estos amigos de Duncan, pero parece que no siempre se dio cuenta de las tensiones que causaban. Cuando Bunny Gannett y Duncan se convirtieron en amantes durante la guerra, hubo un triángulo intenso de celos y atracción. Virginia no hizo ningún comentario al respecto, aunque notó la fricción entre ellos.

Los paneles de roble habían sido pintados de un azul verdoso pavo real oscuro; la dignidad desnuda y sombría de la madera y la piedra isabelinas se había visto abrumada por una magnificencia casi oriental: los lujos de las cortinas de seda y las alfombras, cojines y pufs persas. Cuadros italianos y baratijas, dibujos de John, acuarelas para fanáticos de Conder, de quien se rumoreaba que había sido una de las primeras conquistas de Ottoline, pinturas de Duncan y Gertler y una docena de otros artistas más jóvenes.

Cuando llegó el día fatal, Ralph (Partridge) y yo estábamos durmiendo en nuestro piso en Great James Street, con Bunny (David Garnett) en la habitación que nos alquiló en el piso de arriba. Sonó el teléfono, despertándonos. Era Tom Francis, el jardinero que venía todos los días de Ham; estaba sufriendo terriblemente por la conmoción, pero tuvo la presencia de ánimo para decirnos exactamente lo que había sucedido: Carrington se había disparado pero aún estaba viva. Ralph llamó al médico de Hungerford para pedirle que fuera a Ham Spray inmediatamente; luego, deteniéndonos sólo para recoger a una enfermera entrenada, y llevándonos a Bunny con nosotros como apoyo, condujimos a una velocidad vertiginosa por Great West Road. Todos estábamos en completo silencio: los pensamientos de los demás, me imagino, en la misma condición estrangulada que la mía. La encontramos apoyada en alfombras en el piso de su dormitorio; el médico no se había atrevido a moverla, pero ella lo había emocionado mucho al pedirle que se fortaleciera con una copa de jerez. Muy característicamente, primero le dijo a Ralph que deseaba morir, y luego (viendo la agonía de su mente) que haría todo lo posible por recuperarse. Murió esa misma tarde.


COMMONWEALTH contra David Garnett, Apelante.

COMMONWEALTH de Pennsylvania contra ONE 1990 DODGE RAM VAN. David Garnett, apelante.

Decidido: 16 de mayo de 2000

David Garnett apela de una orden del Tribunal de Alegaciones Comunes del Condado de Delaware que ordenó que su camioneta Dodge Ram fuera confiscada y confiscada a la Commonwealth de Pensilvania, que el título del vehículo se transfiera al Fiscal de Distrito y que la Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito pueda: Conserve el vehículo para uso oficial o véndalo.

La historia fáctica y procesal de este asunto, como hemos podido extraer de los escritos de las partes, es la siguiente. El 10 de junio de 1994, Garnett fue condenado por secuestro y asesinato en primer grado. El Commonwealth había probado en un juicio con jurado que, el 16 de diciembre de 1993, Garnett apuñaló a Dorothy Johnson en la camioneta Dodge Ram. Garnett recibió cadena perpetua y, el 14 de septiembre de 1995, el Tribunal Superior confirmó la sentencia de sentencia. El 13 de agosto de 1997, el Common Pleas Court denegó la solicitud de Garnett de obtener un alivio posterior a la condena en virtud de la Ley de alivio posterior a la condena (Ley). 1 El 13 de julio de 1998, luego de que su primera petición fuera desestimada sin perjuicio, el Estado Libre Asociado presentó una segunda petición de decomiso y condena de la camioneta Dodge Ram. Garnett no presentó una respuesta a esa petición. A partir de entonces, el Tribunal Superior confirmó la decisión del Common Pleas Court denegando el amparo posterior a la condena de Garnett el 2 de septiembre de 1998 y, según el escrito del Commonwealth, el Tribunal Supremo finalmente denegó la petición de Garnett de permitir la apelación de su sentencia, que él había presentado. nunc pro tunc.

Mientras tanto, el 22 de septiembre de 1998, el Common Pleas Court concedió la petición de decomiso del Commonwealth, opinando que Garnett no había presentado ninguna evidencia en la audiencia de decomiso, y ordenó que el título de la camioneta fuera transferido al Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Delaware. . Garnett apeló esa orden ante el Tribunal Superior, que nos transfirió el asunto.

Garnett ahora plantea solo un tema para nuestra consideración, y afirma que el tribunal de primera instancia se equivocó al conceder la petición del Commonwealth de confiscar su camioneta de 1990.

Garnett argumenta que no existe ninguna base legal para sustentar la condena de su vehículo, y que el Common Pleas Court intentó indebidamente mostrar un nexo específico entre la camioneta y sus actos delictivos. Si bien estamos de acuerdo en que la condenación de su camioneta no está expresamente autorizada por ley, obviamente existe un nexo específico entre la camioneta y las actividades criminales de Garnett que no se puede negar. Garnett admitió haber apuñalado a Dorothy Johnson en su camioneta antes de usarla para desechar su cuerpo, la camioneta se atascó en el barro cuando se deslizó sobre su cuerpo durante el intento de Garnett de alejarse. Debido a que fue utilizado en la perpetración de sus actos ilegales, el Dodge Ram de Garnett es un contrabando derivado sujeto a decomiso. Véase Commonwealth v. Crosby, 390 Pa.Super. 140, 568 A.2d 233 (1990). 2

Si bien, es cierto que esta Corte, en Commonwealth v. Cox, 161 Pa.Cmwlth. 589, 637 A.2d 757 (1994), cuestionó la decisión del Tribunal Superior en Crosby de que existen decomisos de derecho consuetudinario, sostuvimos que el intento del Commonwealth de obtener un decomiso después de que Cox presentó una moción de devolución de propiedad 3 falló porque el Commonwealth no presentar una petición de decomiso o presentar una moción oral de decomiso. Explicamos que "[e] l tribunal de primera instancia, en esencia, otorgó una moción de decomiso que no existía". Cox, 637 A.2d en 759.

Sin embargo, a diferencia de los acusados ​​condenados en Cox y Crosby, Garnett en este caso no presentó una moción para la devolución de su camioneta. Además, tampoco respondió a la petición de decomiso del Commonwealth presentada el 13 de julio de 1998. Aunque Garnett argumenta que el asunto del decomiso del Dodge Ram no era conocido cuando el Commonwealth presentó su petición unos cuatro años después de su condena, sabía que su La camioneta había sido incautada en el curso de la investigación sobre el asesinato y el secuestro de Dorothy Johnson, y que la camioneta ha estado bajo custodia de la Commonwealth desde entonces. Sin embargo, a pesar de este paso del tiempo, no intentó buscar la devolución de su camioneta antes del intento de la Commonwealth de condenarla en 1998.

En Commonwealth v. Setzer, 258 Pa.Super. 236, 392 A.2d 772, 773 (1978), el recurrente, casi dos años después de su condena, presentó una solicitud de devolución del dinero confiscado al momento de su detención. El Tribunal Superior declaró que el hecho de que Setzer no planteara la cuestión de la devolución de su propiedad en las mociones posteriores al veredicto después de su condena o en el momento de su sentencia constituía una renuncia a la cuestión. El Tribunal Superior explicó además:

Si bien la Regla 324 no establece en qué momento se debe presentar una moción para la devolución de la propiedad, '[i] s una doctrina fundamental en esta jurisdicción es que cuando una cuestión es reconocible en un procedimiento dado y no se plantea, es renunciado y no será considerado en una revisión de ese procedimiento. ”Commonwealth v. Romberger, 474 Pa. 190, 196, 378 A.2d 283, 286 (1977), citando casos.

Creemos que Garnett ha renunciado a la cuestión de la devolución de su propiedad al no plantearla ni en las mociones posteriores al juicio ni en el momento de su sentencia. Además, Garnett no discute que nunca se molestó en responder a la moción de decomiso del 13 de julio de 1998 del Commonwealth.

Por todas las razones anteriores, afirmamos la orden del tribunal de apelación común.

AHORA, 16 de mayo de 2000, por la presente se ratifica la Orden del Tribunal de Alegaciones Comunes del Condado de Delaware.

1. Secciones 9541-9546 de la Ley, 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 9541-9546.

2. En Crosby, el Tribunal Superior sostuvo, inter alia, que la camioneta del apelante, utilizada mientras conducía bajo los efectos del alcohol, era decomisada según el derecho consuetudinario como contrabando derivado, aunque el Tribunal remitió el caso para que se consideraran factores pertinentes a si el camión debe ser confiscado.


David Garnett

David Garnett (9 de marzo de 1892 & # x2013 17 de febrero de 1981) fue un escritor y editor británico. Cuando era niño, tenía una capa hecha de piel de conejo y por eso recibió el apodo de & quotBunny & quot, por el cual fue conocido por sus amigos e íntimos de toda su vida.

Garnett nació en Brighton como hijo único de Edward Garnett y la traductora rusa Constance Garnett. Como objetor de conciencia en la Primera Guerra Mundial, trabajó en granjas de frutas en Suffolk y Sussex con su amante, Duncan Grant.

Garnett, miembro destacado del Bloomsbury Group, recibió reconocimiento literario cuando su novela Lady into Fox, una fantasía alegórica, recibió el premio James Tait Black Memorial de ficción de 1922. Dirigió una librería cerca del Museo Británico con Francis Birrell durante la década de 1920. También fundó (con Francis Meynell) Nonesuch Press. Escribió la novela Aspects of Love (1955), en la que se basó el musical posterior de Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Su primera esposa fue la ilustradora Rachel & quotRay & quot Marshall (1891 & # x20131940), hermana de Frances Partridge cuyos grabados en madera aparecen en algunos de sus libros. Él y Ray tuvieron dos hijos, pero ella murió relativamente joven de cáncer de mama.

Aunque Garnett era principalmente heterosexual, tuvo aventuras con Francis Birrell y Duncan Grant. Estuvo presente en el nacimiento de la hija de Grant, Angelica Garnett (n & # x00e9e Bell), el 25 de diciembre de 1918, y poco después le escribió a un amigo: "Pienso en casarme". Cuando ella tenga 20, yo cumpliré 46 & # x2013 ¿Será escandaloso? & Quot. Cuando Angélica tenía poco más de veinte años, se casaron (el 8 de mayo de 1942), para horror de sus padres.

Tuvieron cuatro hijas (Amaryllis, Henrietta y las gemelas Nerissa y Frances), pero luego se separaron. Su hija mayor Amaryllis Garnett (1943 & # x20131973) era actriz. Henrietta Garnett, su segunda hija, finalmente se casó con Burgo Partridge, sobrino de su padre con su primera esposa Ray, que supervisa los legados de David Garnett y Duncan Grant. [editar] Muerte

Después de su separación de Angélica, Garnett se mudó a Francia y vivió en el Chateau de Charry, Montcuq (cerca de Cahors), donde murió en 1981.


Richard Garnett: Tipógrafo, editor y escritor que creció en medio del grupo Bloomsbury.

Richard Garnett provenía de un distinguido linaje literario y durante una larga vida siguió la carrera de escritor de su padre, David, y la de su abuelo, Edward, como editor de una editorial, con igual distinción. Sus mayores logros se encuentran en dos publicaciones muy diferentes. Una era la vida de su abuela: Constance Garnett: una vida heroica. Garnett, que la recordaba en sus últimos años solitarios, pudo entrar en su vida con una comprensión familiar y establecer sus traducciones de grandes novelas rusas, que se dan por sentado con demasiada facilidad, como un logro verdaderamente heroico.

El otro fue The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, editado por Kathleen Coburn y Bart Winer. Este vasto trabajo supuso exigencias excepcionales en la habilidad de diseño de Garnett. Los manuscritos de Coleridge fueron revisados, tachados y reescritos, libros propios y ajenos cubiertos de notas, textos impresos alterados en ediciones posteriores. El aparato de los editores tenía que dar cuenta de todos los cambios. Se requirieron varios tamaños de letra diferentes, incluso un segundo color para los marginales, y todos dispuestos de manera que las diferentes partes se alinearan entre sí. El resultado fue un triunfo tipográfico, tanto mayor como discreto. El proyecto se completó finalmente en 34 volúmenes en 2001 bajo el sello de Princeton University Press.

Los editores y diseñadores de libros reciben poco crédito por su trabajo. Garnett no lo esperaba ni lo exigió, pero cientos de libros y sus autores se beneficiaron de su trabajo, al igual que miles de lectores.

Richard era el hijo mayor de David Garnett y Ray Marshall, nacido en la casa Bloomsbury de su abuelo materno mientras su padre estaba sentado en las escaleras leyendo Tristram Shandy. Lady into Fox, su obra maestra, había aparecido el año anterior, ganando los premios Hawthornden y James Tait Black Memorial en 1923. Sobre la base de esto, compró Hilton Hall, una casa de belleza mágica del siglo XVII, que seguía siendo un centro característica de la vida de su hijo y, más tarde, de su hogar.

Una infancia rural de anidación de pájaros y caza furtiva de conejos, marcada por la escolarización temprana en Cambridge, llegó a su fin en 1932, cuando fue enviado a Beacon Hill, la escuela progresista fundada por Bertrand Russell y su segunda esposa Dora. Sin embargo, antes de su llegada, Russell había dejado a Dora, y sus recuerdos de Beacon Hill, aunque vívidos, no eran felices, y el principal era la desconfianza en la autoridad. Beltane en Wimbledon, su próxima escuela, fue más agradable que hizo visitas de fin de semana a su abuela, Constance, en su casa The Cearne, en Kent. Siempre bueno con sus manos, aprendió techado y plomería cuando la escuela fue evacuada a una mansión en ruinas en Wiltshire.

En 1940 fue admitido en King's College, Cambridge, para leer matemáticas, pero después de un año fue llamado a filas y pasó los siguientes cinco años en la RAF, tripulando lanchas a motor como apoyo para hidroaviones, alrededor de la costa de Gran Bretaña y luego Sierra Leona. Regresó a King's en 1946 y se graduó en inglés dos años después. Después de un breve aprendizaje de la imprenta en Shenval Press, en 1949 se incorporó a Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd, la pequeña editorial de la que su padre fue uno de los directores fundadores.

La empresa había sido fundada en 1946 por Rupert Hart-Davis, y la oficina estaba encima de una tienda en Connaught Street. En 1947 tuvo su primer bestseller, The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship de Stephen Potter, en 1950 llegó el segundo, Elephant Bill, su éxito permitió mudarse al más cómodo 36 Soho Square.

Garnett era ahora el director de producción de la empresa y pronto también un editor experto. Siete años en el Tíbet de Heinrich Harrer, otro éxito de ventas, y la autobiografía en tres volúmenes de Lady Diana Cooper (la tía de Hart-Davis) ejercieron ambas habilidades. Los libros de Laurence Whistler lo impulsaron a convertirse en grabador de vidrio. Su experiencia náutica pasó a primer plano con la Biblioteca Mariner de clásicos del mar, y se hizo cargo de la lista de navegación de Adlard Coles cuando se fusionó con Hart-Davis.

Pero el corazón de la firma no radicaba en estos, sino en libros académicos pero legibles, como la vida en cinco volúmenes de Leon Edel de Henry James, las Cartas de WB Yeats de Allan Wade y las sagas imperiales de Peter Fleming. Todos ellos lograron su reputación gracias a la experiencia conjunta de Garnett y Hart-Davis. No en vano, uno de sus admiradores beneficiarios llamó a la firma "la universidad de Soho Square".

Pero el éxito comercial no siguió. En tres ocasiones hubo que rescatar a la empresa. El control pasó primero a Heinemann, luego a Harcourt Brace y finalmente a Granada. El propio Hart-Davis se fue en 1963, tres años después, la firma se fusionó con MacGibbon & amp Kee y finalmente Garnett fue despedido. Cuando se iba, una tubería de agua estalló en el ático, dejándolo decir "Après moi le déluge".

Afortunadamente, Macmillan solo necesitaba su talento para supervisar la edición y corrección de pruebas. Pronto se volvió indispensable y me sustituyó la dirección de la nueva edición del Diccionario de Música de Grove. Fue la primera obra de referencia importante que se compiló para la composición tipográfica por computadora, lo que planteó exigencias editoriales y organizativas excepcionales. Garnett los superó a todos, y la nueva edición de 1980 fue un gran éxito comercial, generando subconjuntos de ópera y compositoras, y luego un Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) aún más grande.

Pero habiendo crecido en medio del grupo de Bloomsbury (cuando era pequeño, le asustaba la imitación realista de un lobo de Virginia Woolf), su corazón estaba en una escritura más creativa. Para Hart-Davis escribió tres libros para niños, comenzando con The Silver Kingdom (1956), ilustrado por su esposa Jane, y basado en su propia experiencia de arqueología submarina The White Dragon (1963), sobre una gran helada de Fenland, se convirtió en un Puffin en rústica. Los libros de Gerald Durrell le deben mucho a su edición, que roza la autoría, al igual que los libros de historia natural de Bernard Heuvelmans.

En 1991 llegó su vida de Constance Garnett. Su difícil infancia y su matrimonio posterior fueron mediados por el éxito académico temprano en Newnham, y luego la fascinación por Rusia y los revolucionarios, visto de primera mano en 1894. Esto la llevó a su prodigiosa producción de traducciones: todo Dostoievski, así como Tolstoi, Chejov. , Gogol y Turgenev. Estos fueron de incalculable beneficio para los lectores de inglés, como reconoció en vida Joseph Conrad, entre otros.

En Macmillan se convirtió en un experto en dibujar las memorias de Harold Macmillan, pero sus autores favoritos fueron Marie Rambert, cuya autobiografía Quicksilver (1972) debía mucho a su habilidad con una grabadora, la duquesa de Devonshire, que dedicó Wait for Me! (2010) para él y, sobre todo, Joyce Grenfell, cuya Joyce by Herself and Her Friends (1980) editó con su esposo Reggie Grenfell.

Richard Duncan Carey Garnett, editor y escritor nacido en Londres el 8 de enero de 1923 se casó en 1954 con Jane Dickins (dos hijos) murió en Salisbury el 26 de mayo de 2013.


Aspectos del amor (1955): David Garnett

No sé prácticamente nada sobre Andrew Lloyd Webber y el musical # 8217 Aspectos del amor, a excepción de la canción El amor cambia todo, que estaba en un CD que solíamos tocar en el coche durante los viajes largos. Ciertamente no sabía que el musical estaba basado en un libro, y menos aún que dicho libro era un producto del Bloomsbury Group. Cuando me lo encontré por casualidad, decidí que simplemente tenía que intentarlo, aunque no puedo decir que lo disfruté. Es un triunfo autoindulgente del estilo sobre la sustancia y, aunque es una lectura rápida de menos de 150 páginas, permanece en la mente por las razones equivocadas: por su desagradable aura de explotación y manipulación emocional. Se vuelve aún más siniestro cuando te das cuenta de que fue inspirado por eventos en la propia vida de Garnett.

Nuestro protagonista Alexis es un paralelo ficticio de Garnett. Lo conocimos por primera vez cuando era un joven soñando su vida en París, donde conoce y se enamora de la actriz Rose. Al descubrir que ella está entre obras, sin ningún lugar donde quedarse, impulsivamente la invita a unirse a él en la casa solariega de su tío en la campiña francesa. Ella dice que sí, que este es el tipo de libro en el que mujeres hermosas aceptan irse al medio de la nada con chicos que acaban de conocer y que claramente anhelan ser liberados de su virginidad (hay & # 8217s un lote del cumplimiento de los deseos masculinos aquí). Fue un período de gran satisfacción, jugando a las casitas en el campo, interrumpido solo por la llegada inesperada del propietario de la casa, Sir George. George, de mediana edad, rico y viudo, también queda inmediatamente cautivado por la luminosa Rose.

Dos años más tarde, Alexis regresa a París para visitar el piso de la ciudad de su tío, donde descubre que Rose se ha convertido en la amante de Sir George. Son muy felices juntos, aunque esto no impide que Rose se acueste con Alexis, corra por la ciudad con él y sea en general encantador en ausencia de George. Pero tal situación no puede continuar y Rose debe tomar una decisión. Su decisión lleva a Alexis a un acto de rabia asesina (aunque, siendo este el tipo de libro que es, es sólo una herida superficial, aunque envía a Rose a recuperarse con Sir George, que está visitando a su amante en Italia). Hacer ¡Mantenga!). Pasan los años y, a medida que Alexis acepta la elección de Rose, se esfuerza por verla ya no como una amante sino como una amiga. Su relación cambia aún más cuando Rose da a luz a su hija Jenny, una niña encantadora para quien Alexis se convierte en la figura de un tío pero que, a medida que crece, ofrece la posibilidad de convertirse en otra cosa. Pero, ¿cómo puede un hombre aprender a amar de todas estas diferentes formas?

Por razones obvias, el libro hace que la lectura sea incómoda ahora. Se siente profundamente mal ver a una madre alentando tácitamente a su ex amante a complacer el enamoramiento preadolescente de su hija por él. Hoy en día se nos enseña a ser mucho más estrictos con las edades en las que ciertos tipos de apego son apropiados, especialmente cuando dicho apego es entre un adulto y un joven. Sin embargo, no son sólo los indicios de explotación infantil los que hacen que esto sea difícil de digerir. Garnett crea alegremente un mundo de fantasía en el que sus personajes principales se mueven felizmente a través de su enredada y abierta relación. Nadie parece preocuparse especialmente por el bienestar de los demás. La excepción es, tal vez, Sir George, pero obviamente no es & # 8217t tan & # 8216tofisticado & # 8217 y & # 8216modern & # 8217 como Rose y Alexis. (Él & # 8217 es tan encantadoramente anticuado, con su pintoresca monogamia). Además, el giro final en el viaje romántico de Alexis es simplemente ridículo (spoiler: ¡Nunca te conocí antes! ¡Vamos a ir a la cama! ¡Dios mío, ahora estoy completamente enamorado de ti! huir juntos! & # 8221 ¿Cómo viejo son ustedes, gente? ¿Ninguno de ustedes necesita ganar dinero o hacer algo constructivo?).

No sea que moleste a alguien, lo sé algunos Se dice que las relaciones abiertas funcionan muy bien y que sus miembros están muy contentos. Pero esto requiere un nivel de comunicación y generosidad que no está a la vista aquí. Y tampoco creo que estuviera en Bloomsbury. Y estoy bastante seguro de que esas relaciones funcionan mejor cuando los niños no forman parte de ellas.

Lo notable es que la vida real fue incluso más inquietante que la ficción en este caso. Si vemos a Alexis como Garnett, entonces Jenny es Angelica Bell, nacida en 1918 como la hija ilegítima de Vanessa Bell y Duncan Grant. En la vida real, Garnett tuvo una relación sentimental no con la madre de Jenny, sino con su padre, Grant y, en la vida real, él fue quien contempló una futura relación sexual con el hijo de su amante. Le escribió a Lytton Strachey, poco después del nacimiento de Angélica, que, & # 8216Su belleza es lo extraordinario & # 8230, pienso en casarme con ella. Cuando ella tenga 20, yo tendré 46, ¿será escandaloso? hasta después de que se casó con la artista Rachel (& # 8216Ray & # 8217) Marshall, quien murió en 1940. Dos años más tarde, Garnett logró casarse con Angélica, con quien había estado teniendo una aventura desde 1938. Ella tenía 24 años. cincuenta. Pobre Angélica. Su vida se vio ensombrecida por sorprendentes revelaciones: su padre no era Clive Bell, pero Grant, su marido era su padre & # 8217s amante & # 8230. Más tarde escribió las memorias. Engañado con bondad sobre su infancia entre los miembros decadente e inmoral del Grupo Bloomsbury. Lo tengo en alguna parte, y tendré que desenterrarlo para obtener el lado & # 8216Jenny & # 8217s & # 8217 de la historia. Por lo general, no es necesario comprender mucho sobre el contexto biográfico de un autor al evaluar una de sus novelas, pero este es un caso en el que creo que es absolutamente crucial.

Estoy bastante molesto con David Garnett ahora, lo cual es irritante porque quiero leer Dama en zorro y no creo que pueda hacer eso en este 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: It was difficult. 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: Eran personas 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.

Molinero: 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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