Kevin Garnett: Team USA Had $1M Bounty At 2000 Olympics

 

Via bleachereport.com. Former Boston Celtic Superstar Kevin Garnett revealed in an interview with Yahoo Sports that there was some serious wagering going on during the Summer Olympics of 2000. Garnett was playing for Team USA and apparently to make things interesting, the players pooled their money to put a one million dollar bounty on 7 foot 6, 300 pound, Team China and NBA star Yao Ming. The first Team USA member to dunk on him got the fat paycheck!

Kevin mistakenly thought for a moment that Vince Carter got a cool million on probably the most devastating dunk in Olympic history over Frederic Weis,

ā€¯First of all, people didn't know, we had a bounty out on Yao Ming. The whole USA team had a bet. We had a million dollar bet on who was going to be the first person to dunk on Yao Ming. None of us did. We all tried to dunk on Yao, but he would block it or we would miss. So, the first thing I thought of when I saw Vince dunk over Frederic was oh sh-t, you won the million dollars. But then I realized it obviously wasn't Yao. I pushed Vince, and if you look at the clip, he almost punches me in the face by accident. But my first thought was, oh sh-t, you won, you got the million."

This dunk should have been worth at least half a million, watch...

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