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Kevin Garnett’s Quote On Chemistry Makes Me Relieved He’s Not A Chemist (Or A Chef)

"To quote Emeril, 'BAM!'"

Paul Flannery of WEEI just passed along via his Twitter account easily the most nonsensical quote of the day — perhaps of the week, nay, the season — from the NBA. Here’s Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics not-so-succinctly explaining how chemistry isn’t just cooked up in a frying pan and then thrown in a tortilla…yeah. I believe KG is referring to team chemistry, but even if he is, I would advise Doc Rivers and the entire Boston Celtics organization to keep the guy away from all Bunsen burners. And frying pans, for that matter.

Read on (via SB Nation):

“Chemistry is something that you don’t just throw in a frying pan and mix it up with another something and throw something on top of that and then fry it up and put in a tortilla and put it in microwave, heat it up, give it to you and expect it to taste good. You know? If y’all don’t know what I’m talking about then you can’t cook and this doesn’t concern you.”

Wait. What? I hate to beg to differ with the Big Ticket, but I can cook and I still don’t know what in the heck he’s talking about. Why would you take the time to fry something up to presumably get it all crispy and tasty only to have the dish that you mixed up with another something that you threw something on top of that only for it to get all soggy by putting it in the microwave? Further, what does any of this have to do with chemistry? I’m confused. Thankfully, KG has informed us that it doesn’t concern those who don’t know what he’s talking about, so that’s nice. But simply knowing that has not helped get rid of the headache I now have from reading that quote.