But their icon, the man they traded about 32 players for, Kevin Garnett, is a Chelsea fan. So I guess I'll ride for KG if I have to. I'll back him up in his latest beef, too, one with former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
Garnett, whose gone to battle with several NBA stars -- Kobe Bryant, Zydrunas Illgauskas to name a few -- over his love for the Blue side of London, was recently quoted as saying friend Drogba had not called him to wish him luck in the NBA Finals.
"I sent him a good luck telegram and he got it and I wished him good luck, but up to this point I haven't spoken to him nor heard from him," Garnett said before the finals.
All this after KG sent Drogs a good luck message before the Champions League final, too. Shocking, simply shocking. To think Drogs would make a commitment then renig on it is downright blasphemous. Really.
In other news, Chelsea Offside reader Tom unearthed this little gem. Below, KG is presented one of those nifty 08-09 Chelsea home jerseys. "This is huge," he says. No doubt son.
P.S. I don't think Essien will be too pleased that his No. 5 has been compromised.