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Kevin Garnett: The Big Ticket

 

     Kevin Garnett was intense (but you knew that), versatile, and a defensive monster and one of the greatest power forwards of all time! He brought a fire to the Celtics they were lacking and changed how things were done when he was traded to the Celtics. In that trade the Celtics gave up Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Sebastian Telfair, Gerald Green, and Theo Ratlif, the most players given up for one player in NBA history. Celtics fans will say that was the most lopsided deal ever and they won the trade! 

     Before he became a Celtic he lead the Wolves to eight straight playoffs and the 2004 Western Conference Finals. He is one of only five players to be win the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. He in fact was the first Celtic to ever win that award and think about that given their stories history. During the Celtics Game-6 Clincher vs the Lakers, he scored 26 points and had 14 rebounds. During that special year he and the great Bill Russell became very close and to see those two on the floor after winning the title was very special. 

     KG was an NBA champion, he won the MVP in 2004 and a 15 time All Star! Winning the All Star MVP in 2003. He made multiple All NBA teams as well as All Defensive teams and was a four time Rebounding Champ! He's a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and when inducted he said I just wish I had come to Boston sooner! Imagine if he had how many rings he and The Truth could have won! 

     Anyone who watched KG on TV could see and feel the intensity. When fans were able to see him live, his fire and effort and love for the game were contagious. If you have one game to win, you'r making sure KG is on that team for sure! KG along with Ray and Paul were part of the greatest turn around in NBA history with a 42 game improvement. Those three together made watching basketball very special. There was never a moment as a Celtic where KG didn't give maximum effort and heart! He became the heartbeat and blood of the Celtics and when his number 5 gets retired this year the Garden will be rocking and he will for sure bring that intensity! Anything is Possible! 
 

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