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George Karl surprised by backlash over certain revelations in new book

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There have been plenty of unfavorable comments coming from former NBA Coach George Karl in his new book, “Furious George”.

He has taken shots at players such as Carmelo Anthony, Rudy Gay, Kenyon Martin, and Damian Lillard.

Excerpts from his book sparked several reactions from around the NBA in response to quotes in the book. Karl recently appeared on the Mike and Mike radio show and said that he was surprised at the backlash when asked if it was unexpected.

“The backlash was interesting, yeah.”

There is no way any sane person would believe that there would be no backlash due to some of the comments he made. Karl even talked about things such as potential steroid use in the NBA.

While that is a very serious accusation, one cannot make those claims without having proof to which he has none.

He also says that he has not yet reached out to anyone offended by the contents of his book and that he feels his words were taken out of context.

“I said it poorly, and I’m sorry that I said it poorly, and I’m sorry for the reaction. I know Kenyon; the one thing I love about Kenyon Martin is that he’s a good father.”

“Sometimes I think when you take excerpts out of the book, it becomes not exactly what I said.”

George Karl have made these comments not realizing that he may one day regret it, but he appears unapologetic. What he has done is crossed the line of the NBA’s fraternal don’t do’s.

Is it worth selling books at the cost of love, respect, and friendships in the process? It is possible that he has already burned enough bridges to damage his chances at the Hall of Fame. The worst part about it is, there are likely more excerpts to come.

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