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Garnett: Playing point guard 'was the worst experience of my life'

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Garnett: Playing point guard 'was the worst experience of my life'

BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett has made it clear that he is not a fan of playing the center position.
Three weeks shy of his 36th birthday and in this 17th NBA season, the role is taxing on his body, which takes a beating each time he is on the court. Moving Garnett to the center position, though, has given the Celtics a more energized, athletic lineup that has achieved success in the second half of the season.
I hate the five spot, he said following the Celtics regular season finale win against the Milwaukee Bucks. I dont keep track of how Im playing, I go by how my bodys feeling. Obviously Im a confident person. You put me anywhere on the floor, Im going to play it to the best of my ability. Its not a preference of mine, but its something that my team needs, so I dont think about it.
Anywhere?
What about the point guard position?
Ive been a point guard in a series, the 6-foot-11 Garnett noted. And I always have a lot of respect for the point guard position just because of that.
Garnett ran the point for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2004 Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. To this day, playing that role still brings back memories the big man would rather forget.
It was the worst experience of my life.

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