Seven years later and Kevin Garnett’s three screamed words — ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! — still ranks up there as three of the most memorable words ever said in an NBA championship post-game interview. For me, it’s right behind Jordan saying, “this is for Daddy” after winning the 96 NBA Finals on Father’s Day.
As cool as KG’s yell sounded to most fans, some people at Adidas reportedly didn’t care for the famous quote. Some (I’m not one of them), believed Kevin Garnett was trying to promote the shoe company and ended up screwing up the “Impossible is Nothing” slogan; “Anything is possible” just happens to be the slogan of Chinese sneaker company Li-Ning. What makes the story even more amusing is KG would eventually leave Adidas and join a Chinese sneaker company: Li-Ning competitor Anta.
Obviously, Adidas reps said they had no idea what KG was going to say after winning his first and only Championship and nothing was planned.
“If we were going to do anything with him, we would have definitely made sure the messaging was correct,” said Adidas basketball spokesman Travis Gonzolez to The Oregonian.
Do I believe them? Well, anything is possible I guess.
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